PwC selected as a Vanguard Firm in “Kennedy Vanguard of Change Management Consulting Providers” report

Honor exemplifies firm’s research-driven, integrated approach to change management



NEW YORK, January 29, 2013 PwC US today announced it has been recognized as a Vanguard firm in “The Kennedy Vanguard of Change Management Consulting Providers” report.  According to Kennedy, providers that achieve “Vanguard” status show evidence of either market-leading depth in particular capabilities or meaningful depth across a broad spectrum of capabilities.  PwC is one of only four providers to achieve Vanguard rating, and is distinguished as the only provider among those four with “advancing service breadth or depth.”

According to the report: “PwC has built an integrated, holistic approach to change management in which people and culture are key components. The approach is incorporated in consulting methodologies developed for larger transformation initiatives, including Performance Alignment and PwC Transform. The former is a solution that helps large, diverse organizations translate strategy into a clear operating model with appropriate leadership alignment and strategic change goals. The latter incorporates change management into transformation engagements by including change professionals on project teams. PwC’s analytic capabilities are driving research projects on organizational agility and the ROI of change.”

“We're honored to be recognized as a Vanguard firm in change management by Kennedy and believe this acknowledgement signifies the caliber of PwC's change management services, from strategy to execution,” said Scott Hefter, Principal and PwC’s U.S. Management Consulting Leader.  “A solid transformation strategy enables companies to achieve effective and lasting change management. We help our clients address change management from the inside out, and ensure the investments they make in organizational change are sustainable.”

PwC believes in “making change stick,” which involves three key elements: focusing on achieving benefits and setting up measures to track them; encouraging the involvement of people who will deliver the change in practice; and building sustainability by embedding new ways of working into performance management and training processes.

Kennedy highlights PwC's strengths in the report, which include:

  • “Innovation & Thought Leadership: PwC conducts extensive research into the practice and discipline of change management. The firm is collaborating with the University of Melbourne on a study into organizational agility and the internal competencies required to thrive in a volatile marketplace.
  • Training: PwC’s global change management training program has been adopted by every territory in PwC’s network, and content has been tailored to cultural differences and focus areas deemed important for local change practitioners.
  • PwC Brand: As a young business, PwC’s People & Change service benefits from the PwC brand as a reliable, dependable service provider with a strong heritage in technology, finance, and analytics.”

PwC’s extensive change management services comprise strategy, program management, change leadership, stakeholder management and communications, organization design, risk strategy and governance, execution, and measurement and monitoring.

For more information on PwC’s change management services, visit: www.pwc.com/us/peopleandchange.

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