A historic Italian publisher acquired by an important multinational group, the European leader in the field of professional publishing.
2. The challenge
During its managerialization path, the client needed a radical overhaul of company organisation and of the management of various processes; consequently this also applied to people operating at the company, who were required to align with the parent company's directives.
Simultaneously, aware of the new dynamics governing the sector, management undertook the digitalisation of services provided, a necessary choice in order to stay competitive on a rapidly evolving market.
3. The intervention
In light of the delicate moment the company was going through, the proposed intervention was developed in three sequential steps, acting on:
- The Human Capital Advisory process to analyse the existing organisation, identify managerial gaps in light of parent company requirements, followed by the redefinition of some company processes
- Process to replace some k-position holders and the addition of new professional figures to fill gaps in managerial skills and undertake the digitalisation process
- Team Building activities for all of management, as well as Team and Individual Coaching for certain Directors, to improve communication and team work between different functions.
Scouting was conducted at a European level to identify profiles of different seniority levels, sectoral provenance or type, to collect information on the nature of organisational models used by high performance companies regarding the specific function.
4. The results
The intervention enabled the company to significantly boost the efficiency of the integration process with the French parent company. The insertion of professional figures with the necessary technical skills for taking on digital transformation also ensured the company did not lose market shares. Team Building and Team Coaching activities improved the climate and spirit of cooperation at the company, with positive effects on the performance levels of individuals and therefore, the organisation as a whole.