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Corporations
Accenture
Adobe
Astra-Merck
AT&T
Bell Canada
BellSouth
Cisco Systems
Dow Chemical
Dupont
EDS
Eli Lilly
Flextronics
General Electric
Glaxo Smith Kline
Hewlett Packard
Honeywell
IBM
Intuit
Lockheed-Martin
Lucent
Media One
Mobil
Pfizer
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Procter & Gamble
Prudential
Sprint
Telus
USAA
VeriSign
Warner Lambert
Wells Fargo
Xerox

Governments
United States
 
Departments of
  Defense
  Commerce
Canada
 Ministries of
  Agriculture
  Trade
  Public Service
 Provinces of
  Alberta
  Nova Scotia
  British Columbia
  Manitoba,
  Northwest Territories

Universities
 
University of San Diego
  University of Alberta
 
University of British
    Columbia

Associations
  American Management
    Association
  Canadian Management
    Centre
  Numerous Trade
    Associations
  Association of Strategic
    Alliance Professionals

 

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Contact us:

Robert Porter Lynch
1-401-640-1166

L. Richard Marrs
1-925-606-2954

About The Warren Company

What We Believe

Years of work in creating breakthroughs, international implementation of alliances, research of best practices, and both operational and consulting experience has taught us some important lessons:

    • People support what they help to create, therefore engage those who will be impacted by changes in the design of a new system
    • Best Practices shift the potential of achieving success in alliance-based systems from 25% (without best practices) to 80% with best practices
    • Three things are absolutely essential to get right:
      • Align on a common vision and strategy for the future
      • Build a Culture of high performance and trust
      • Orient metrics and rewards to fit the new vision and culture
    • Differentials in thinking drives innovation, but without the system just described, differences become dysfunctional, disruptive, and even destructive
    • 80-90% of what you need to know already exists in your organization
    • There is a “design framework” behind every successful result, and once you understand the “architecture” you can translate learning from one organization to another.

The Warren Company works with senior executives in organizations that are committed
to achieving extraordinary results through breakthroughs generated from a foundation of collaborative innovation.

We are dedicated to the universal adoption of the architecture, skills and philosophies of collaborative innovation to think, create and work together, producing results far beyond
what would otherwise be possible.

We provide each of our clients with a unique set of

  • architectures,
  • strategies,
  • systems,
  • structures, and 
  • solutions
      - of collaborative innovation that underpin the world’s most successful alliances.

Our workshop framework:

  • Creates strategic & operational alignment,
  • Is action oriented,
  • Uses best practices to ensure long term success,
  • Ensures high performance,
  • Minimizes future breakdowns, and
  • Creates pathway & guidance for legal contracts.

We concentrate on the Key Factors for Success which seasoned managers affirm the essential ingredients to effective collaborative innovation implementation:

  • Properly trained innovation champions, and project managers
  • Powerful Strategic Imperative to guide the effort
  • Clear operational performance processes with breakthrough measurements
  • Effective innovation management process designed for the alliance
  • Proper leadership support for Collaborative Innovation
  • Unlike typical consultants, we are “Architects and Capability Builders" who deliver a tested and effective strategic system and process methodology that harnesses the innovative power of differentials in thinking across internal and external boundaries. In many circumstances, we also serve as “Resultants” (see below)

We engage with our clients in either the role of the Consultant or a Resultant

There’s a BIG Difference.....

Consultant

  • Expert that:
    • Analyzes
    • Gives advice
  • Paid by hour, day or project

 Resultant

  • Coach:
    • Engages Leaders in Action
    • Guides the executive to take or lead the action 
    • Paid by hour, day, project and/or may share risks & rewards
  • Catalyst:
    • Models the Leadership to trigger Action, then
    • Shifts role to Coach Internal Leaders
    • Paid by project and/or may share risks and rewards

Our Mission
Purpose
Value Proposition

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