Kelly Sears has particular expertise in conducting organizational reviews on behalf of government departments and agencies and not-for-profit organizations.  We have developed a systematic approach that involves understanding the current and future operating environments and developing options for the appropriate organizational structure along with recommendations to ensure the organization is well equipped for the future.

  • Proven methodology.  Our methodology for conducting organizational reviews has been applied successfully in many federal departments and agencies, including Infrastructure Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Canadian Heritage and Public Health Agency of Canada. Our approach is tailored to each assignment but typically involves the following steps: 1) Conduct a size-up of the current and future operating environment; 2) assessing the current organizational structure, alignment, authorities and capability of the organization to delivered against existing and planned objectives and priorities; 3) conducting workshops with managers and staff to develop, challenge and verify organizational options and improvement opportunities; and comparing the current organization with the anticipated future state to identify areas for management attention and investment; and preparing a report outlining the findings and recommendations.  Read more on the methodology here.
  • Experience of personnel. Our senior professionals have extensive qualifications and experience in conducting organizational reviews for both large and small public sector organizations.  All of our senior-level consultants have decades of experience in consulting.  We put forth teams of senior experienced professionals with a range of skills in business planning, financial management, human resources, risk management, performance measurement, evaluation, and change management, and are able to link these various elements together as a part of a comprehensive and objective assessment of departmental activities and resource levels.
  • Firm specialization. Because we employ only senior level consultants and apply the same methodology and consistent approach from assignment to assignment, we are able to complete an organizational review quickly.