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Home > Services > Preparing for Brexit
Following the UK election, we can now expect the UK to leave the EU in early 2020. However, reaching the exit agreement and getting clarity on future trade deals will take much longer and businesses will need to continue to navigate a period of uncertainty. This creates a dilemma for leadership teams as to how they prepare and adapt to the challenges ahead.
While the full implications are unlikely to be clear in the near term, as part of your readiness preparations you may be looking at your strategic priorities, considering changes to your operating model and reviewing your business operations and processes. All this, while still pursuing large scale programmes to support the growth of your business.
No business will be immune to the impacts of Brexit - it will bring both opportunity and challenge to how companies operate across Europe. To quickly get a flavour of the sorts of questions you should be considering in relation to Brexit and the possible next steps for your company, try our online Brexit Health Check.
Our core offerings help organisations position themselves to deal with the uncertainty, while ensuring they have enough flexibility to adapt and redirect if required.
Delivering change at scale is always difficult, but in our view taking a strategic approach to portfolio management can help organisations ensure that the changes driven by Brexit are managed and prioritised in an integrated, transparent way, while making effective use of scarce resources and minimising risk.
Read more about managing portfolios of change
It is critical that business strategy gets turned into practical effective action that delivers real business results. We help businesses by bringing structure, analytical rigour and challenge to the process, so as you identify the areas that need to change because of Brexit, we can help turn this into reality.
Read more about Business Strategy support or take our quick Strategy Health Check
Our experience with target operating models and in organisation design means we work closely with companies to help design and implement organisation structures, services and processes that support their strategic aims and ambitions. In our experience it is important to get a solution that is dynamic and flexible to respond to new challenges.
As companies look at how their operations are structured for operating within or with the UK post Brexit, we can support you in making the change a reality.
Read more about Target Operating Model design support and Organisation Design and Development
We support organisations to ensure their programmes are set up for success by playing a programme assurance role. We bring deep experience that has been hard earned on large scale and complex programmes, which means we know what to look for, what to ask and how to lay the foundations for success.
With over 70% private sector transformation projects failing to deliver*, the added complexity of changing regulatory and legal requirements means that programme oversight and control becomes even more important for senior leaders.
If you would like to find out more – or if you have any questions or comments - we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Richard Marsden or contact us on 0207 643 5800.
Understanding the potential implications of Brexit on your business is a critical factor in determining how you prepare for the challenges ahead.
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