A development Bank’s strategy on supporting Women Entrepreneurs
Our approach to meet the needs of our Client was based on a top-down and bottom-up analysis through primary and secondary information research. It focused on:
Their portfolio to compare it with the market nationwide;
The risk profile of female-owned businesses in our Client’s portfolio.
A LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop was conducted with internal stakeholders to identify current challenges faced by our Client in serving women entrepreneurs as well as to determine their aspiration vis-à-vis this market segment.
Emerging and Advanced Technologies - Research findings on commercialization and competitiveness of Canadian firms
Our approach was three-phased and focused mainly on examining the commercialization experience of firms that design, develop and manufacture products associated with EaATs in Canada.
The objective was to reach some firms in order to understand:
Phase 1 consisted of a Web-based Survey with responses from 270 firms to provide us the breadth. Phase 2 consisted of a follow-up discussion with 38 firms enhanced by secondary source research to provide us the depth. Finally phase 3 was an analysis to discover some leads to factors that render some firms more competitive than others.
Executive team building with a “twist”
GYConsulting offered to facilitate an executive team building one-day workshop applying the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials and method with Patrick Lencioni’s “Five Dysfunction of a Team” principles.
A first part was a pre-workshop short survey to measure how the team was doing with respect to the Five Dysfunctions. Results of that survey served as a foundation for the workshop, which was conducted in four phases: