- Change Management & Transition Management
Most Predictable Futures clients are either in, or anticipating a significant state of change like leadership & management transfer, organizational re-design, new lines of business, cultural shifts, or downsizing.
Predictable Futures has successfully guided and manoeuvred families through these major transitions, with a razor sharp focus on minimizing surprises and maximizing the firm’s value, while supporting the family through times of uncertainty and change.
- Organizational Development & Process Improvement
Most mature family firms have often grown significantly, yet the organization, professionalism and processes still lag behind the size and complexity of the business.
Predictable Futures has many success stories in supporting clients evolve their organizational design through improved policies and operations, so the company can grow sustainably. Typically, this results in scaling up the business to deliver more, smoothing out the day-to-day experience, better team management, improved customer experience and increased profitability.
The Predictable Futures team is certified in LEAN and Six Sigma methodologies, for manufacturing and service-based industries, as well as office and professional settings.
- Business & Operational Assessment
Sometimes you just have a sense that things aren’t where they should be. Or need to be. An objective third party review of your operations can help you ascertain where things are working well, or where there’s room for improvement, minor or major. The PFI approach builds on the your team’s knowledge and experience, quickly identifying gaps and ways to move the business forward.
We do the groundwork and analysis to come up with a set of recommendations and implementation plans, identifying key operational changes that will protect the business’s worth and growth over time.
- Exit Strategy & Support
One of the most difficult challenges family businesses face is determining when and how to exit the business, to best reap the rewards of all that hard work put in over the years.
The Predictable Futures team has helped dozens of businesses chart their course through this challenging time, providing expert valuation, marketing the business for sale and completing the transaction.
Throughout the sale we protect the family’s interests, as well as take care of those you value most–employees, customers and other stakeholders.
- Family Business Speaking Engagements
Predictable Futures is Alberta’s market leader in family business knowledge.
We regularly deliver speaking engagements and tailor-made presentations clarifying how family-owned enterprises function differently from traditional businesses.
Ideal material for meetings and conferences, PFI presents frequently at industry gatherings where many of the participating firms are family-based.