Georgia Tech Strategic Consulting was created to bring enterprise solutions to complex organizational challenges and opportunities. Developed under the vision of the executive vice president for administration and finance, the team was organized in June 2013 to:
- implement strategy
- strengthen and streamline organizational designs
- increase institutional operational effectiveness and efficiency
While Georgia Tech had long invested in organizational development and enterprise program/project management resources, this move to an internal consulting organization built on existing competencies while realizing new synergy in combining Organizational Development (OD) and Enterprise Project Management (ePMO) skill sets. The change was important for a number of reasons:
- Georgia Tech has an ongoing need for strategy implementation, unit-level strategic planning, organization redesign and consolidation, change management, continuous operational and process improvements, and measurement of the organization’s overall effectiveness and excellence.
- The two teams had strong capabilities independently – but so much more value delivery was realized when the skill and knowledge sets were combined.
- Correctly positioned and charged, the internal consulting group better leveraged additional Institute resources.
- A more integrated approach reduced risk of duplication or competing priorities.
- A well-focused internal consulting organization enabled GT to utilize external consulting assistance more effectively and in a more focused way.
Today, Georgia Tech Strategic Consulting strives to meet and exceed the expectations established during the 2013 merger of Organizational Development and Enterprise Program Management. Beyond helping other departments and units to operate more effectively, Strategic Consulting actively develops our own capacity and skills to advance Georgia Tech toward our goal of institutional effectiveness.