If you want team alignment – include them from day one

Genesis is one of BCs largest, privately held security companies. As they approach their 20 year anniversary it became important to align the company executives and do a complete brand refresh.

To reconsider their brand we first needed to work with a core team who represent their entire company of 500+ people. Each person chosen brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into what the company stands for. While the marketing team know much about relating to the outside world it is key to include finance, operations, and other departments who have deep knowledge of how the company got to this point. This is true alignment. The company strategy is built by working with this team and building tools for them to communicate with their sub-teams.

As they went through our process many truths were discovered about who they are and where they are going. This retreat was an opportunity for each team member to share how they are going to move the company forward and set Genesis up for another 20 years.

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Revitalization and leveraging your past

Updating your brand after 20 years is not for the faint of heart and needs to be taken very seriously.  First of all – what’s the point?  There needs to be a deep and compelling reason to challenge everything you have and push forward with a new face to the world.

The key starting point with us is always the same.  Don’t tell us who you think you are and where you think you’re going.  Conventional wisdom wants us to believe that the first thing out of your mouth is correct, your past doesn’t define you, and you can be anything you want.  Really!  If this is true why go to school?  Just snap your fingers, watch The Secret five or six times and there you have it – you now own Apple.  Well that was easy.

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