Our Practice

The heart and soul of business integration

Tetradian practice and culture focuses on the architecture of the enterprise as a whole. Although this includes information systems (IS) and information technology (IT), our emphasis is more on business-integration – particularly the human side of business-systems, ‘taking the whole person to work’, rather than the conventional notion of ‘check your life in at the door’.

Our approach to the issue cuts through the surface complexities to extract clear, simple principles that can be applied in any context and on any scale within an organisation.

 

We cross-link research and experience across many different areas – manufacturing, distribution, banking, medicine, social enterprise, telecommunications, aerospace, construction, performing arts and publishing, to name just a few – to create increased effectiveness between different departments and domains, and new strengths and sustainability in your organisation’s culture.
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Organisational dynamics Working with you, we’ll explore the dynamics of your organisation, in terms of its facilities and capabilities, its relationships, its knowledge and its purpose, and the ways they support each other – what we call the organisation’s soul. We’ll look particularly at how your organisation handles the human and technical sides of its knowledge and relationships, both within your business – individuals, teams, departments and the organisation as a whole – and your external stakeholders, such as customers, suppliers, shareholders and the community.

Diagnostics and measurement We develop and test diagnostic tools, such as SEMPER and SEMPER-5, to assess effectiveness and integration across the whole organisation. These ‘active checklists’ also help you to identify hidden costs and hidden assets in your organisation’s structure and activities, and create new opportunities to improve overall effectiveness.

Strategic foresight As qualified foresight practitioners, we can show you how to develop and improve your strategic foresight – to know where you’re headed, to know better what’s happening around you, and to choose where you want your organisation and your industry to go.