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Management Consulting

CMS can partner with your management team to address any number of challenges your organization faces. Whether it is structural change, long-term strategic planning, or the appearance of an unplanned crisis, our management consultants bring an outside perspective to build upon internal expertise. We also understand these types of large-scale decisions are a layer of responsibility on top of normal administrative duties. Our goal is to quickly blend with key decision-makers with the mutual goal of efficiently completing the project so that your organization’s core mission is not impeded in any way.

CMS’ consulting services are designed to give our principal experts longer term attention to a fewer number of clients. That said, our consultants have experience working with hundreds of organizations nationally, both in the private and public sectors. This experience allows us to analyze your organization within this large representative sample of successful endeavors, and share best practices that can add value to how you oversee your base of employees, customers, and constituents.

We believe any relationship with a consultant should have three components: clearly defined objectives (deliverables), no disruption of daily operations, and accountability at the end of the project. While well-versed in organizational theory, our consultants know that managing an organization requires an understanding of all levels of responsibility within an organizational structure. We will not only meet the objectives of any study, but interact with your staff to communicate any likely changes stemming from CMS’ recommendations. In fact, it is the communication component that is needed most at the completion of a project. While project reports are essential, our experience shows there is no substitute for an in-person presentation by the consulting team to your governing board or elected body. Following the completion of a study, our consultants will remain available to advise you on the implementation of recommendations for as long as is needed at no additional cost to your organization.

Organizational Development

As an Executive team or Board, one of the most time-intensive responsibilities is adapting your organization to the changing environment. CMS can make this transition easier. CMS can lead strategic planning, reorganization, and organizational analysis and development efforts and revise or develop policy to allow you to focus on your day-to-day business needs. Our expertise includes:
Competency Management

CMS utilizes industry-proven tools to measure and assess employee competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors), identify performance gaps necessary to achieve organizational objectives and goals, and implement the right resources to equip and motivate employees to excel at their jobs. Managing competency is important for long-term sustainability, and crucial in the area of succession planning. CMS accomplishes this through:
Handbook & Policy Creation

Handbook and policy development involves the creation and implementation of comprehensive guidelines and protocols that govern various aspects of an organization's operations. This process typically includes the establishment of rules and procedures that define employee conduct, responsibilities, and rights within the workplace. CMS can help organizations ensure uniformity, clarity, and consistency in their policies that will foster a positive work environment and promote adherence to legal and regulatory requirements. CMS can help with:
Strategic Planning

Strategic planning refers to the systematic process of setting goals, defining objectives, and outlining specific approaches to achieve long-term success for an organization. This multifaceted process typically involves comprehensive analysis of internal and external factors, identification of strengths and weaknesses, and the formulation of action plans to capitalize on opportunities and mitigate potential risks. Through strategic planning, CMS can help organizations align their resources, capabilities, and initiatives with a well-defind vision, foserting adaptability and resilience in an ever-evolving business landscape. CMS can help with:
Partner / CEO Recruitment

Executive recruitment involves the meticulous process of sourcing, evaluating, and selecting top-tier candidates to fill senior-level positions within an organization. This comprehensive approach typically includes defining key leadership requirements, conducting targeted searches, assessing candidates' qualifications and fit, and facilitating the onboarding process for successful candidates. CMS can maximize recruitment efforts with strategies designed to attract exceptional talent, foster diversity and inclusion at the leadership level, and align the organization with individuals who possess the necessary skills and expertise to drive strategic growth and sustained success. CMS can help with: