CHANGE & CULTURE READINESS

Organizational Change Management

Has your organization recently undergone a significant change like a merger or acquisition? If so, you may be learning just how critical organizational change management, communication and strategic messaging can be to drive desired business performance. Companies undergoing a merger, acquisition or other significant organizational change in their structure place a lot of pressure, expectations and challenges on employees at all levels.

We Believe the Human Element Is Critical to Every Project

At Nestell & Associates, we provide consultation services of all types to support companies through all the inherent levels of organizational change that come from combining diverse cultures, people and processes. Our team of experts can provide the necessary guidance and resources required to develop organizational assessments and communication strategies that help guide employees, partners and customers through organizational change and the specific phases of any M&A integration process. 

We will be your partner when your company requires organizational change management. We help every phase of the integration process with change readiness assessments and strategies to maintain a positive working environment for new and current employees. We also help keep every level of your organizational structure engaged and in the know through organizational change management techniques that create smooth transitions and long-term business growth.  

Communicating Realistic Expectations, Effort & Challenges With Organizational Change Acceptance Takes Methodical Work

Sometimes challenges can be due to individual or general corporate cultural considerations. In the same vein, sometimes project challenges are due to “siloed” views. Time and attention must be given to make sure that everyone understands the big picture. Channeling and avoiding such project challenges requires consistent, constant, thoughtful corporate leadership and expertise.

Ron J. West has written an excellent book on business transformation and corporate culture titled Corporate Caterpillars: How to Grow Wings, which states:

“There has been much written about corporate leadership. Thought leaders are stressing the importance of leading with heart and mind. What this means is simply that it is not enough to think of new thoughts and convey them to your followers. For others to follow, they need to feel emotionally involved. As a leader, you must be emotionally invested in the change to be recognized as authentic. Once again, the alignment of our entire way of yielding impactful results accomplishes the change to move us to where we want to be. In a way, the transformation of the individual or the enterprise is a process of alignment.”

 

How Can Organizational Change Management Help Your Company?

We help cascade organizational change throughout your entire organization in several different ways.

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We Provide Detailed Organizational Assessments

While companies may have the best intentions during organizational changes, many executives and employees get derailed in merger integration without a proper change readiness assessment. Organizational readiness assessments help companies understand what problems they must tackle to ensure the company has a plan.

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We Take a Systematic Approach to Organizational Change

When undergoing organizational change, management must align strategies, deliver on the base business, and understand synergies simultaneously. We take a systematic approach to help guide this change and make the process more streamlined and straightforward.

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We Tailor Organizational Change Management to Your Company

While there are several guiding principles to organizational readiness, there is no one way to approach organizational change. We tailor our organizational readiness assessments and tactics to your specific company based on your requirements and needs.

Testimonials

What People are Saying

Chris Borsini

I have been working with Jack for the past couple of years and have had the privilege of providing him with some great resources when needed. I have seen firsthand how well Jack manages and executes large, complex and time sensitive ERP initiatives. Jack’s success comes from not only his passion, energy and insightfulness but also how he puts as much emphasis on the human element and creating the right culture as he does with making sure he has the right technical skillset on each and every project.

Chris Borsini
Oxford International

Gary Moskovciak

Complacency is the enemy of change. When companies are at the crossroads of a significant change such as a new ERP system, complacency becomes a primary obstacle. Jack has an immense ability to break down that obstacle to progress the project while aligning stakeholders. His extensive background in IT provides him the ability to be process focused while conveying his message from a pragmatic approach. Being a senior leader of SML, I was fortunate to experience Jack’s methodical approach. His ability to connect with non-IT centric leaders and provide a thorough understanding of the objectives, approach, obstacles and solutions, helps lead a successful roll out. Anyone that has worked with Jack would quickly attest to his passion, determination and assurance.

Gary Moskovciak
Senior Vice President - Americas SML USA

Clint Brice

Jack has put together a transcript that we can all learn from in the industry. What he did during the ERP transformation captured the essence of what everyone tries to achieve, but so few rarely do. Through his leadership and passion, the industry can see an illustration of a different way to approach these types of transformations and the ability to do “more with less” while still being wildly successful. Jack has unique capabilities and skills, and we are excited he has decided to share his story with the market.

Clint Brice
Chief Executive Officer - Lucidity Consulting Group

Doug Schrock

In my experience, getting people to understand and embrace the change is generally the most significant challenge of major undertakings. I’ve consistently seen Jack move large teams with his up-front, no nonsense approaches that brings confidence that the initiative is actually going to work.

Doug Schrock
Partner in charge, Consulting Advisory Services, Crowe Horwath

Ralph Berry III

Nestell & Associates are very knowledgeable and a true thought leader in the ERP space.

Ralph Berry III
Director at CBIZ MHM, LLC

Amanda Robinson

Jack has been a panelist for us and has provided input on our research. I am looking forward to seeing the results of his book

Amanda Robinson
Manage CIO Advisory at Info-Tech Research Group

John Leibert

My entire development, implementation and support teams have worked with Jack on some difficult and challenging projects over the past several years. As President of FACTIVITY, it is my personal observation that Jack’s discipline, experience, and value-added approach offers an insight and perspective that even experienced professionals can learn from.

John Leibert
President/CEO - Factivity, Inc.

Nathan Richey

In the private equity world, success depends on having trusted partners whose expertise and commitment to client service is unquestionable. For the last 10 years, Jack has been our go-to partner for all of our enterprise-level technology needs.  He has mentored, advised, and worked with a number of our portfolio companies at a variety of levels – from establishing employee technology support/Help Desk services to leading full-scale ERP integration and implementations.  Jack is a core member of our investment diligence and management network and a trusted partner in making sure technology is an enabler of business transformation and innovation within all of our organizations.

Nathan Richey
Managing Partner, Bestige Holdings

J. R. Bray Jr.

Jack was able to gather and effectively communicate information in an organized labor environment. He  was able to dissect our systems, correct, and distribute information in a more effective manner, much like a surgeon.

J. R. Bray Jr.
United Steelworkers, Unit President

Upendra Kulkarni

I have had the pleasure of working on one of my most memorable and successful 5 Month Rapid implementation projects led by Jack. It was an amazing experience to see how his positive energy and ‘gung ho’ approach literally charged each one of us on the implementation team daily.  Besides his dedication to work and positive attitude, he has exceptional motivational and team building skills. There is a lot to learn from Jack!

Upendra Kulkarni
President MMBC Consulting, Inc.

Joseph Mallak

Nestell & Associates provides quality service and exceptional knowledge.

Joseph Mallak
Private Equity Chairman of the Board, Operating Partner, President, and CEO

Ron West

Leading large-scale organizational transformation has been at the center of my entire career. Like any leadership role it can be a lonely business. Imagine my surprise and delight to find someone with Jack’s knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm who truly gets it to work alongside! Jack is a consummate professional and in the time I have known him I have already learned that he delivers results for all things ERP related. There is no substitute for the kind of expertise that Jack brings to bear in the successful and lean implementation of ERP systems.

Ron West, Corporate Transformation
Author of “Corporate Caterpillars”

Paul F. Magel

I have had the pleasure of working with Jack Nestell over the past few years on a significant ERP project.  I first met Jack during his ERP evaluation phase and I found him to be one of the most knowledgeable individuals in the ERP space that I have come across in my career.  He was clear in what he wanted and more clear in how he wanted to manage the implementation of the solution.  Jack employed a methodology during the implementation that led to  successful outcome and a realization of the benefits promised at the outset.  His professional style of leadership was effective as he oversaw resources from his team, the business users and the various vendors.  Always firm and consistent in his direction along with the appropriate amount of flexibility to deal with the day to day issues that you encounter in any sizable project.  Jack is a true ERP professional with the real life success to back up his credentials.  A rare breed.

Paul F. Magel
President, COMPUTER GENERATED SOLUTIONS INC.

Clint Brice

Lucidity had the pleasure of working with Jack on a mission critical, 5-month ERP transformation that was very successful. From the onset, Jack took an “out of the box” approach that allowed him and team to navigate many of the normal constraints on such an aggressive timeline for this transformation. What was accomplished with Jack under his leadership was remarkable and industry-leading, and his ability to do “more with less” was an illustration for us all to learn from. Lucidity teamed with Jack to help him deliver on time, within budget, and meet the boldest expectations for his business – no production downtime, no lost sales revenue, no orders unfulfilled, no negative change in customer relationships, no changes in shipping expectations, and many more. Jack is an authentic, thoughtful CIO with a passion for doing things different for his business and his track record proves that…with this project just being another illustration of his capabilities and skills. We were excited to be his business partner and look forward to working with him for many years to come.

Clint Brice
Chief Executive Officer - Lucidity Consulting Group

Justo Beauchamp

“I met Jack in January 2013 while he was managing an-going ERP implementation at his current manufacturing concern. He clearly indicated the urgency facing his concern and the need to “turn on” the solution in January 2013. Although there were a number of shortcomings that required immediate attention, Jack established a team of resources and a plan to correct the shortcomings and bring to pass a first class solution for the company.

Impressive was Jack’s attention to details and his concern on the impact that it would have on the human element. Training, assignment and ownership of business processes, changes to the roles from past to future was of utmost importance to him.

His ability to work through these elements and establish a sense of confidence that individuals can move forward and the “change” would be beneficial to all was amazing.

Justo Beauchamp
President - JBM2 Consultin

Doug Schrock

To get results, people have to understand, and they need to buy in…. Jack avoids the typical overflow of consulting jargon and instead moves directly to readily absorbable concepts that work.

Doug Schrock
Partner in charge, Consulting Advisory Services, Crowe Horwath

Dr. Eric A. Canny

Jack has a boundless desire to see organizations succeed. It is important for leaders to learn about their organizations and utilize applied research to address the challenges they face for sustainable improvement; this skill and approach sets Jack apart. His passion coupled with knowledge towards his field of digital transformation is quite admirable.

Dr. Eric A. Canny
University of Southern California

Joe Choorapuzha

I had the pleasure of working with Jack Nestell over a full ERP implementation as part of a corporate divestiture.  Jack’s hands-on approach truly benefited the company, as his recommendations and our strategy were driven by a bottoms-up understanding of the business.  In addition to leading the entire process, Jack worked with key functional leaders throughout the business to ensure that all business needs were contemplated.  I would welcome an opportunity to work with Jack again in the future.

Joe Choorapuzha
Incline Equity Partners, Partner

Steve Staudenmayer

I’ve had the pleasure of working daily with Jack over nearly two years on implementing, improving, and maintaining our company’s ERP system, business intelligence, and reporting.  He’s been a great mentor and leader, and has been the undeniable key to the success of the ERP system’s implementation.   I know Jack to be a great communicator and organizer, who is highly knowledgeable and insightful in ERP and many other areas of IT.  He is very practical in his approach, emphasizing the importance of aligning company culture and business processes with the ERP system (and vice versa, when appropriate).  Besides that, Jack is just a great person to work with in general, who is trustworthy, open to ideas, and a highly positive influence on the organization.

Steve Staudenmayer
BI/ERP Analyst

Cody Wedig

Anyone looking for a lot of great info about ERP, follow Nestell & Associates. I have worked with Jack for an extended amount of time during an implementation of our ERP and he is incredibly full of knowledge and experience.

Cody Wedig
ERP Project Manager

Let Us Provide Your Company With Smooth Organizational Change Strategies

At Nestell & Associates, we understand how business works. Let us help your company with our proven organizational change management skills to give you and your employees the tools to ensure smooth transitions. Reach out to us to set up a call today. And, if you want to know more about what we do, check out some of our services we offer. Or, head over to our blog for some tips on organizational readiness.

Have another special need requiring expert consulting for IT & ERP organizational change? Or would you like to collaborate to improve the IT/ERP implementation success field? We would love to hear from you!

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We provide an integrated suite of portfolio coaching and board advisory services designed to keep your board engaged, strategically focused and agile. Our board advisors offer practical and impartial advice to help you meet the continuing challenges your company faces. Contact us today to put our expertise to work for you.

Strategic Human Capital Management

The world of strategic human capital management is ever-changing. At Nestell & Associates, we give companies the tools and resources that help manage this evolution. Business leaders look to our organizational change consultants to provide human capital management solutions to address organizational challenges.

Project Plans & Review

“Dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s” is how we help when it comes to ERP project planning. We have project strategists, certified Project Management Professionals (PMP), and Six Sigma Black Belts that ensure the proper tactical ERP project management.

Full-Scale Digital Transformations

Utilizing end-to-end digital transformation strategies, our team will prepare and implement digital transformation technologies using cultural assessment and readiness, due diligence, ERP selection, training and go-live support.

Digital Transformation Rescue

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) digital transformation presents unique challenges to the workforce. Our change management consulting includes ERP rescue using an assessment to guide leadership for organizational change.

Culture & Readiness Assessment

At Nestell & Associates, we can provide an organizational culture and readiness assessment to support companies through all the inherent levels of organizational change that come from combining diverse cultures, people and processes.

ERP Training & Presentations

Enterprise resource planning is a significant undertaking for any company. With a comprehensive understanding of what’s required, we offer ERP training that hits all the marks. An ERP presentation by Nestell & Associates provides the information you need to make your ERP transformation a success. Contact us now for the ERP training your organization needs.

IT Hardware Services and Support

At Nestell & Associates, we employ the latest ERP technology coupled with years of experience providing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for clients from all walks of life. We’re perfectly positioned to help you with an ERP server and all the ERP system IT support you need.

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Protect your organization from data leaks, ransomware attacks, phishing scams and other cyber-attacks with expert cyber security services.

Cybersecurity consulting services include assessment of an organization’s systems, network and software, enabling the design and implementation of security systems to be unique to your company’s needs. IT security services also help with response and recovery after an incident.

About Nestell & Associates

Nestell & Associates is a strategy and management firm. We can help you take your portfolio companies to the next level by demonstrating how to execute a scalable, methodical, and disciplined approach to digital transformation success.

Merger and acquisition ERP digital transformations can be a significant challenge. But a solid framework is built on good practices with proven success. We have a successful track record with integrations, upgrades, mergers, and acquisitions, and we want to share our methods with you.

Our leadership experience in organizational change, information technology, ERP, and digital transformation crosses multiple industries.

Nestell & Associates

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Newport Beach, 92660, USA

Phone (949) 608-2299

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Nestell & Associates is a proven industry leader, providing private equity consulting for merger and acquisition and digital transformation leadership. Our advisory, private equity ERP consulting services can take your business to the next level.