Our Approach to Growth and Improvement
We understand the basic fundamental that nothing happens in a business until a sale is made. In order to make any company's sales efforts more profitable and rewarding, we believe that one has to take the view of a company as a system that is strategy-driven, aligned throughout and possesses an adaptive culture.
Our philosophy is based on understanding that you know your business - we simply help you focus on the most profitable areas to execute your sales plan and lay the groundwork for improvement. Our approach, tools and techniques continue to be developed and improved through our classroom and field-work with hundreds of closely-held companies in most industry segments. We believe that since organizations are lead, managed and operated by people, life long learning is the primary driver of success.
Consulting and Facilitation
Our consulting and facilitation process ensures that time isn't wasted in unnecessary meetings, or overly long engagements. Over the last 20 years throughout the CBAP at UIC, we've seen what works and what doesn't in hundreds of companies from all industry segments, enabling us to work with you at any point of your business' value chain.
Culture and Leadership Development
As part of our 20 year heritage as a valued partner to Chicago-area businesses, the CED would like to introduce your company to the Denison Organizational Culture Survey. The survey provides a way to link a company's culture to tangible bottom-line performance measures such as profitability, sales growth, product and service quality, and employee satisfaction. For more details, select the link to the culture survey.
Programs and Seminars
CED facilitates organizational change through management education and training engagements targeted to small to mid-sized businesses. In addition to our certificate programs offered in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago, CED has developed a number of programs, seminars and workshops using our methodology that includes the intelligent combination of education and facilitation of proven tools and techniques. We help owners and managers prepare their organizations strategically and then leave behind newly developed strengths to help others in the organization deploy the strategy and continuously improve its results.