The Goldilocks Syndrome – Fits Just Right?
By Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz, CEO of Next Stage Solutions, Inc. – 617-449-7728
Maybe the business model at Next Stage Solutions (NSS) I pioneered in 2007 has been too early, I don’t think too late, but I am hoping it fits just right for your needs today!!
The knowledge economy demands simple solutions to complex problems. As a team of executives at NSS we are upending the traditional models of consultants and temporary workers.
Today’s lean management team wants to cap their costs, keep agile and are in continuous improvement mode. Having the ability to change on a dime, you need a faster, lower-risk and flexible talent model that gives you a competitive advantage. I am not talking about administrative temp work, I am talking about senior level professionals who bring a specific expertise to you when you need it.
With small and midmarket companies in mind, I created a talent model for your needs. It is my hope that we are part of a micro trend in how to access high-level expertise on-demand and prove our effectiveness is palpable to having skin in the game.
Our niche market is where finance, operations and strategy converge. Your executive team will go through ebbs and flows, in fact your business will too, so accessing professional talent when needed and as a variable cost, expands your boundaries of success.
This type of independent talent is a bit of a different breed. We bring diverse and innovative ideas to the table. We see it as a responsibility to discuss the difficult stuff with you, problem solve and support you with the necessary changes and implementations. Contrary to common believes, we are deeply engaged with our clients and take great pride in finding together the right solution for each challenge. We are not in between jobs, we choose the independent route with the right clients.
We also don’t tell you what to do, we work with you and your team, let you come to your own decisions and hold you accountable for the actions you committed to so you can get to your next stage. Working with multiple clients keeps us in the know, current of market trends and innovative in tackling your challenges.
Another piece I have added to the NSS model, is how we work internally as a team. We empower each other and this collective knowledge has an exponential affect serving our clients in a myriad of ways. With NSS you work with senior level professionals, unlike the juniors of a consulting firm. We also don’t give you a report full of suggestions and then leave you in the dust. NSS helps you integrate and implement the changes, offloading some of your precious time. We are good at it and have done this many times over.
I can tell you with confidence, that we dramatically lower your risk when you work with us. We can be your Champion in a new product launch, an acquisition integration or a particular transformation phase. You are the one who sets the dial up or down, gets an initiative managed, implemented and integrated without making a major capital investment.
Of course you are concerned about sensitive information and difficult situations. As senior professionals who have been on your side on executive teams, we bring our sensitivity and work diligently on your side. We will be glad to sign a confidentiality agreement.
I know that the Executive-as-a-Service Model is an emerging market, and we may be a little ahead of ourselves. Larger companies are starting to see the value in bringing in expertise when needed. Axiom, a company that offers 650 temp lawyers to nearly half the Fortune 100 has shown billing of over $100million in 2012 according to a Harvard Business Review article “The Rise of the Supertemp”. Larger firms have begun to access independent professionals with great success. Why not you? We want to bring it to you, the small and midmarket business.
Knowing that this talent model is available to you, you may want to try your new product launch or acquisition sooner. Tapping into this pool of expertise, or Executive-as-a-Service, can position you way beyond the competition!
Throw out the old habits, the traditional and make way for innovative solutions that match the 21st century demands to new, dynamic and innovative solutions. Find the right talent at the right time so you can achieve success through simplicity within the complex world we live on.
This type of talent offer is a new way of thinking. Access senior level intellectual skill set, just not permanently.
Give us a try. Have a cup of coffee or take a walk with us and get to know us. We want to learn from you and what holds you back in engaging expertise on-demand. How do you access special skills when you need it and with minimal risk? Do we Fit Just Right for your needs!