Accelerate the success of your partnership through mentoring

Using the Shared Service Architects' programme to equip your partnership leads and project managers with the skills and knowledge to be effective in shared services is only the start of your project journey.

It can be a lonely and highly emotional role in a shared service team. They have to balance their relationships with the leadership of the partners in order to maintain the status of a 'trusted person'. In addition they may be drawing up plans to make the jobs of colleagues they like, and have worked with for many years, redundant.

Both these issues make it difficult to turn to leaders and colleagues to work through complex and key decision making activities in these multi-million pound projects.

However, their effectiveness can be sustained by having a knowledgeable mentor who can help them work through some of the wicked problems encountered in shared services. We can provide you with short and long term mentoring support from our team of experienced shared service architects and practitioners.

All mentoring programmes are bespoke by design, tailored to the development needs of the shared service architect and the capacity building requirements of their organisation. Mentoring support can take many forms ranging from telephone support and guidance, one-to-one coaching, right through to input on shared service programme management and governance.

Examples of mentoring support offered include, one-to-one CEO coaching, mentoring of in-house shared service architects and their teams, help facilitate organisations review their own relative collaborative advantage compared with their shared service partners.

Shared service projects are complex. Mentoring support can help your shared service project by rapidly embedding the skills and capabilities within your organisation to lead projects and to help shorten the lead-time from visioning to business case.

Contact manny.gatt@sharedservicearchitects.co.uk for an informal discussion on how mentoring could support and accelerate your success.