Do you have the right team assembled with the right skills? Do they know what's expected of them? Are they happy? At Thoughtful, our consultants take a holistic view of your organization and can help you answer these questions. We firmly believe that if you have the right team in place, your projects will have a greater chance of success.
With over 100 years of combined project delivery experience, our team has seen it all. Having process for process sake helps no one and can cause delays, budget overruns, and frustrated team members. Let us evaluate and help shape your process - it's what we do best and our methodologies have been proven to enhance operational effectiveness.
Tired of relying on Excel to run your critical operations? Can't get the data you need because this system doesn't talk to that system? We believe that your toolset should be catered to your people and your process - not the other way around. We can recommend off-the-shelf solutions that fit your needs, or even create a custom solution that will give you the edge you need to increase your efficiency.
No one solution is right for everyone. At Thoughtful, we listen to your needs and collaboratively create a plan that will work for your business.
Our favorite thing we do is listen. Sounds simple, right? Well, it isn't! There are stakeholders, owners, board members, customers, employees, and lots and lots of noise. We take the time to get to know you, your business culture, and what keeps you up at night. We listen to your team members and what they think is working and not working. We'll also listen to your customers. We break through the noise, analyze our findings, and report back on key areas for improvement.
A report without a plan for implementation won't help anyone! That's why at Thoughtful, we work with you to design a plan of action for innovation and change.
Did we find out you aren't using the right tools to run your business? Is your process over complicated or non-existent? Are your people happy?
Don't worry, we have some ideas on how to help!
There's going to be a lot to digest, we promise you. But don't worry, we aren't going to leave you hanging! We follow up and follow through by checking in often and tweaking the plan. Didn't quite get around to rolling out that new resource management tool? No problem, we can help. Are your employees having trouble adopting our new process? We've got your back. As good partners, we will assist you with:
Think of us as your Outsourced COO. Unlike some other consulting companies, our people are dedicated and invested on seeing your business succeed.
Thoughtful was started out of frustration. Frustration that stemmed from hearing people say "It shouldn't be this hard" over and over and over again.
Up until early 2005, Mark Krieger, a founding partner of Thoughtful had made his career by helping companies execute profitable and successful projects and programs. Regardless of what industry he was working in, or what kind of project he was working on at the time, it was clear to him that companies didn't get the "big-picture" when it came to delivery, operations, and people management.
Employees were frustrated with not having the right tools to do their jobs. Management was frustrated that they didn't have the information they needed to make great decisions. Most of the time, no one knew what they were supposed to be doing, when they were supposed to do it, and how it was going to get done.
All of this nonsense had to stop. So, together with a few like-minded individuals, Mark formed Thoughtful with the intent to show companies how important happy people, great process, and innovative toolsets (all working together) are to the success of their businesses.
Since the inception of Thoughtful, Mark and his network of partners have managed over 400 million dollars worth of projects and programs. They've worked with everyone from major global brands to small 2 person startups. The methodologies, processes, and technologies that have been implemented since early 2005 have saved millions for our clients, made countless people happy, and has even saved a life!
Send us an email at mark at getthoughtful dot com or give us a ring at 212-202-0260 and we'll go from there.