Airlines find themselves in difficulties for different reasons. Some see it coming, but often even promising and fast growing airlines suddenly realise markets changed, or costs spun out of control.
Solving complex issues –like merger integrations, turnarounds or strategic re-orientations- requires expertise from various fields. Implementing the solution to such a problem needs the commitment of key decision makers. The size of a task force well equipped to tackle these types of challenges quickly amounts to 20 to 40 persons. Traditional facilitation techniques fail in making productive a group this size. Setting up small teams to work on sub topics consumes tremendous time and causes additional effort from coordination.
To fully exploit the versatile competence of a large group of experts while leveraging the efficiencies of small teams AVIADO Partners applies the Catalytic Solution Environment (CSE).
The CSE cross-links the expertise of 30 decision makers and evenly distributes their knowledge thereby creating a joint perspective on the issues at hand. Motivation and commitment are simultaneously built up due to the inner logic of the methodology. Highly skilled facilitators and a high performance infrastructure, enables within days results that take months when applying conventional techniques. In a Catalytic Solution Environment decision makers work from thorough analysis through considerate solution development to hands-on implementation planning for the most demanding challenges within 3 and a half days.
Initial questions of recent Catalytic Solution Environments
• “Which major shifts occur in our relevant markets and what is the impact on our strategic imperatives?”
• “What do we have to do to ensure the airline’s survival given a 40% drop in revenues?”
• “How do we ensure best leverage of existing best practices across all our locations?”
• “Now that we merged, how do we turn our competition so far into a joint go-to-market approach?”