To be successful in business,
project teams, work groups and entire organizations
rely on productive relationships between highly motivated
people working collaboratively together to achieve
common objectives and, at a strategic level, to achieve
shared goals and a vision over time.
When relationships are not
strong; where is there is little interdependency;
when people are not close, when they don't plan together
or share strategies and common goals; when there is
mistrust and hidden agendas; where communications
break down or are broken - projects, groups and even
entire organizations can and do fail.
From new product launches that
never get off the ground to space satellites that
crash into Mars, from airports that don't get completed
to mergers that unravel, we have all seen the aftermath
of failed relationships and the huge price that is
paid by all those involved.
Central to building sustainable
business success is the development and strengthening
of strategic, collaborative high-quality relationships
with all key constituencies. GuideStar has developed
specialized research methods and a strategic process
that have been highly effective in bringing about
measurable improvements in business relationships
and organizational success.
For more than a decade, GuideStar
psychologists and consultants have been developing,
refining and practicing the application of specialized
relationship quality measures, diagnosing and analyzing
the critical dimensions of specific relationships
and making tactical and strategic recommendations
for improving our client's relationships and business
staff and associates professional staff page,
many of whom are Ph.D. psychologists with years of
experience researching, analyzing and consulting on
relationship improvement, work together collegially
as a team engaged with each client's relationship
One staff professional
is designated as a managing director and point person
to work with each client. The managing director will
use GuideStar's internal and external resources as
required to serve the client's needs in improving
a specific relationship.
Building better business
relationships is an ongoing developmental process
over time, usually requiring at least two to three
years or more. Building sustainable relationships
is not accomplished overnight. Trust, respect and
loyalty have to be earned over time. This is especially
true if a relationship has not been healthy in the
past or is currently troubled.
Use the links to the left
to learn more about our powerful Relationship Research
process - and see how it can ensure you succeed in
your quest to enhance your business relationships.