Track Record in Large Scale Change Interventions

Laetoli has a proud track record in the design and execution of focussed change projects as indicated below:

  • Large scale change projects span wide ranging areas including Strategy Alignment, Culture Change, Values and/or Merger Integration:
    Strategy, Values and Culture

    • Strategy, core values creation and alignment for DaimlerChrysler, creating greater integration across three different divisions (Daimler Chrysler Motors, debis Fleet Management and DaimlerChrysler Financial Services)
    • Strategic alignment, culture intervention focussing on values, implementing a performance management system, building change navigation and coaching skills and integration of HR Processes at ThyssenKrupp Engineering (professional consulting engineers)
    • Strategy alignment around the T10 Vision and Values of building a high-performance culture in British American Tobacco (Nigeria)
    • Culture intervention to support the merger between Nedcor, Syfrets and BOE to form Nedbank Wealth Management
    • Values intervention in Kumba Iron Ore after it had been sold by Kumba Resources before integration with Anglo American
    • Development of different change navigation programmes in De Beers (implementation of an HR Portal globally, change navigation capacity building in DBCM and the Orion Exploration Project)
  • Change Navigation and Revitalisation Interventions for Mergers and Restructuring
    • Change enablement in the merger between Volvo and Nissan Diesel
    • Culture alignment intervention in merger between five different colleges to form the College of Cape Town
    • Leadership alignment in merger at University of Zululand
    • Revitalisation intervention at Nedbank NGIB after a restructuring process
    • Revitalisation intervention at Bytes MS, to deal with the aftermath of four mergers in six years during which no or little attention was given to dealing with employee emotions
    • Post-merger revitalisation and team development intervention at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Engineering Faculty
    • Team building workshops at the University of Johannesburg to integrate newly formed teams after the merger
    • Briefing to Edward Nathan and Friedland on dynamics to expect in merger and acquisitions from a client perspective
    • Sessions with managers in Vodacom on what culture dynamics they can expect and how to deal with them prior to the integration of two large divisions
  • Laetoli has executed change methodology and toolkit development for:
    • MultiChoice
    • Nedbank
    • Standard Bank
    • DaimlerChrysler
    • T-Systems
    • Business Systems Group
    • De Beers Global HR
    • Transnet
  • Change Navigation Work streams on Projects:
    • Leadership and staff strategy alignment building change resilience throughout SARS (13500 employees), as part of Pravin Gordon’s thrust to build a new SARS
    • Responsibility for the change enablement and Human Resource work stream in the creation of the SARS Large Business Centre
    • Responsible for the change enablement stream of an IT System implementation in Standard Bank Financial Consultants
    • Assistance with the change navigation stream in Nedbank Retail in support of the implementation of the National Credit Act
    • Assistance with change navigation work stream in Multichoice in support of the implementation of the CLARITY IT system
  • Integrating Change Navigation Principles in Other Service Offerings: Laetoli uses change navigation principles to underpin various other service offerings, for example:
    • Diversity Awareness, Diversity Management and Gender Mainstreaming projects at Industrial Development Corporation, Kumba Iron Ore, Santam, HSRC, Tshwane University of Technology and other organisations
    • Employment Equity interventions at SAP SA, City Lodge Group, Nedbank, Durban University of Technology and other organisations