What is offered
While many people are convinced by the principles of beyond budgeting, few have felt sufficiently confident to sell the case for change to senior executive sponsors inside their organizations. This is not surprising. The issues are complex and the alternative model must be explained as a coherent whole. The workshops aim to address these problems. They are designed to help delegates make a compelling case to their senior executives, including a "Case for Change and Vision Report" based on how they would implement the "beyond budgeting" principles inside their own organization. They are particularly appropriate for those who are already committed to changing their performance management processes or are using tools such as the Balanced Scorecard but failing to realize the full benefits. The workshop programme are highly interactive and offer plenty of opportunity for discussion.
Who will benefit
Anyone interested in changing the fundamentals of their performance management processes will benefit from these workshops. This includes managing directors, finance directors, controllers, planners and managers, operational directors and managers (sales, marketing, production, logistics), human resource directors and managers, IT directors and managers, strategy people, change management directors, and so forth. The key to a successful workshop is to bring together the right mix of people to challenge the concepts presented with open minds, discuss the issues freely, and have the courage and energy to think through an appropriate alternative model. The people chosen should be opinion shapers, so that they can become ambassadors for the new approach, if they are convinced of its appropriateness.