Performance
by design
Activate
new futures

“To help leaders discover new ways of working so that people and performance thrive.”
Our impact.

True
Change

Co-creating total performance excellence culture

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Activate
New Futures

Organization change
program

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Culture
by Design

Safety leadership
intervention

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Business
Excellence

Project performance improvement

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Business
Excellence

Major project
review

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Unlocking
Ideas

Paradigm shift in safety systems of work

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Rapid
Results

Breakthrough to deliver value return

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True
Change

Step change in operating performance

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Our value.
We bring to life human factors and sociotechnical systems approaches for designing and activating a culture of total performance excellence in organizations and capital projects.

VALUE CREATION

Grit is a Global Business Performance Design & Innovation Consultancy that stands alongside our clients as trusted partners in the co-design and co-execution of new declared futures, strategic planning and capital investment programs delivering value return, risk mitigation and safe reliable total performance excellence outcomes.

We forge aligned, adaptive leadership with the right intention, co-creating deliberate actions to instill the desired mindset; leadership practices; performance habits; reflexes and capability that unlock constraints enabling innovation, collaboration and agile winning teams.

Grit associates bring unique perspectives and ability based on deep industry, technical, social and transformational change insights with cross-cultural exposure in Asia; Australia; New Zealand; Africa; North & South America; Canada; India; Middle East; UK and Europe, along with global client experience in Glencore, Rio Tinto, BHP, Anglo, Vale, Shell, Chevron, Bombardier and the construction, manufacturing, infrastructure, transportation and healthcare sectors.

VALUE DRIVERS

Unlocking Ideas

We embrace the collective intelligence of your organization and help leaders and teams harness the great wealth of human agency that exists at all levels. Through co-creation and collaboration we learn together in action, and draw upon our design methods to unlock breakthrough invention and innovation that is aligned to organizational goals and translated into implementable plans.

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Rapid Results

Our rapid cycle prototyping methodology helps build the collaborative spirit, confidence, capability, and cultural clarity foundation of your people to deliver high value performance outcomes. Transforming into change agents while enabling continuous creativity and delivery focus adaptation, people learn to balance quick wins with long term process improvements for sustainable benefits.

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Activate New Futures

We help leaders co-design and stimulate the declared future state, creating vision, values, strategic intent, and compelling story for people to embrace and willingly contribute. Leaders, business process owners and technical specialists are engaged in a co-design process that creates alignment, internal capability building and commitment that supports achieving the declared future.

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True Change

Our Leadership Operating Culture System® (LOCS) has modernized systems leadership principles, bringing to life social and technical factors that embed the right leadership focus, practices and mind-set to create high performance environments, the reflexes to work together with agility and make decisions at the right level, and the cultural clarity that will sustain and improve over time.

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Culture by Design

We create the environment for socio-technical systems design to have the right balance of “creative space” and “delivery focus” for leaders and teams to learn and feel accountable. We assess and sustain changes in a way that drive technical, social, and cultural improvement behaviors, and reinforce vision, values and future state business operating model building agile and resilient organizations.

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Business Excellence

Our performance diagnostic and proven risk-based projects, operations, including shutdowns, and safety excellence approaches help discover root cause of sub optimal performance, critical risks, cost issues and opportunities to co-design the configuration of work across all elements of the organization, enabling assets and people to operate as designed to achieve safe reliable outcomes.

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Our design methods.
The view of human nature we embrace impacts greatly the strategies we choose for influencing people. In all organizations, there is a great wealth of human agency.

CO-DESIGNING SOCIO-TECHNICAL WORK SYSTEMS

A FUTURE READY BUSINESS THAT OUTPERFORMS TODAY.

Grit applies the thinking of systems leadership and lean-agile mindset principles, as well as human centered-design and sociotechnical systems design, coupled with innovative digital operations and capability building transformational approaches to underpin our re-design efforts in creating total performance excellence cultures.

We employ a co-design and co-execution approach drawing on our value drivers and areas of expertise, and work with you to achieve effective integration between work systems and social dimensions of work creating leadership alignment and cultural clarity that builds a future ready business with measurable benefits that outperforms today.

“Companies often underestimate the benefits that flow from having aligned and engaged leaders and teams, creating the right environment, stimulating the future state where people learn together and coaching to grow capability that unlocks and captures value never envisaged.”

JEREMY BROWN // Founder

“We encounter organizations and projects unable to build or sustain effective and relevant safety strategies. At Grit we co-design and activate people and systems centric safety culture programs, where people embrace and willingly demonstrate safety leadership at all levels.”

JOHN PTASZNIK // Founder

“Large and complex projects can experience levels of value destruction in the transition from build to ramp-up to steady state operation due to operations readiness challenges. We help protect your investment through our proactive operations readiness approach and methodology.”

TOM McGAW // Partner

“If a major project fails, more often than not the root-cause can be traced back to flaws in the early study stages. We understand what is required to move a major project through its development stages and can help ensure that its foundations are soundly set for successful execution.”

ANDY THWAITES // Partner

“Leaders struggle at times with lack of sufficient and accurate information to make informed decisions that impact business confidence and outcomes. Our solutions drive efficient and effective real-time decision making by focusing on removing obstacles versus just identifying them.”

SIMON GIFFIN // Partner

An increasingly volatile global economy is forcing organizations to focus efforts on cost cutting and efficiency improvements. At Grit we help discover and implement improvement opportunities at the tactical, structural and strategic levels of your business to optimise performance.”

DARREN THOMPSON // Partner