Saving time and resources whilst prioritising the people and business with the Oakwood Resources Blended Model®


As the increasingly digital world continues to change and evolve, many companies have suddenly found that their systems, processes and employees’ skills and capabilities are outdated. Oakwood Resources recently supported an organisation as it sought ways to upskill their staff, their technology systems and streamline their accounting, tax and finance operations using the Oakwood Resources Blended Model®. 

The challenge:  


The organisation recognised that its systems, technology, accounting, tax and finance operations all needed to be optimised to meet the changing demands of their customers. When customer attraction and loyalty are vital to the continued success of your business, it’s important to ensure you’re offering the best possible service. This begins with streamlined internal systems and functions, and employees with the skills and commitment to facilitate your service.  


This organisation had engaged an advisory firm to help them assess and evaluate their current situation and identify areas for improvement. Given the prolonged economic uncertainty businesses are experiencing, it’s important to ensure you’re using the most efficient means possible to transform your business, whether that’s through a consultancy, engaging an interim manager, or finding a blend of the two. 

The solution:  


Using the Oakwood Resources Blended Model®, we worked together with their chosen advisory firm to select a new technology system, identify requirements and execute delivery by analysing in-house resources and skill gaps. We quickly deployed six interims with subject matter expertise who not only facilitated the smooth deployment of the new technology systems but were also able to upskill the permanent workforce and leave lasting value. 


The CFO noted: 


“The way Oakwood Resources and the advisory firm worked together behind the scenes made a significant difference in the outcomes, not only saving time and money but putting people and the business at the forefront of everything that was done.” 


The result:  


Their advisory firm produced an organisational chart blueprint for the future growth of the business and Oakwood was able to work with the C-suite to identify the changes required to execute this plan efficiently. By combining the strategic outlook of interim managers with the tactical precision of the advisory firm, Oakwood Resources worked alongside the implementation team as the new system and technology were deployed. 


The CIO and CSO have seen a direct impact on sales as the business deploys its new state of the art technology within the market. Working closely with the existing workforce, the interim managers provided a unique set of abilities and were able to upskill the team, leaving a legacy behind them.  


Due to using the Oakwood Resources Blended Model®, this organisation is now able to:


  • See the direct impact from tech on sales 
  • Use accurate data to drive decision making  
  • Have a better understanding of customer experience  


Find out how the Oakwood Resources Blended Model® could work for you 

Oakwood Resources combines the hands-on specialist expertise of interim management with the strategic framework delivery of a consulting firm to enable a resource-based, knowledge-led solution. This blended model provides unparalleled and unprecedented value by enabling businesses to accelerate problem solving and transform their operations strategically and cost-effectively. 

By combining the strategic capability of consulting firms with the tactical delivery of interim management, your business gets agile and bespoke project solutions that yield results.


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