Ramona Strategies offers a range of non-legal services which help employers build stronger, safer, and ultimately more productive workplaces. The specific services that Ramona Strategies can provide to each employer will depend on a consultation, after which a tailored written proposal is provided. If there are particular issues or concerns not addressed here, please inquire directly as some components of our services may not be itemized below.
Trainings & Workshops
Ramona Strategies works with whole organizations, departments, or discrete teams to provide a range of personalized trainings, workshops, or facilitated round-tables and meetings. Our offerings in this area include sessions on:
Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment & Hostile Work Environments
Nurturing Diverse & Inclusive Team Dynamics
Cultivating Diverse Leadership Structures
Articulating & Implementing Organizational Values
We also can work with Leadership to help facilitate discussions or provide trainings around difficult topics such as specific cross-cultural communication and collaboration hurdles, organizational failings, short- and long-term planning, Board relationships, or Leadership succession-planning.
Smart employers are proactive about assessing and monitoring the range of factors that can drive employees’ morale and performance. Ramona Strategies offers options to help employers understand the nature, scope, and source(s) of any employee morale or satisfaction issues. In addition, Ramona Strategies can act as an intermediary between Leadership and staff to provide confidential avenues for staff to voice concerns and to provide recommendations and support to Leadership in implementing reforms or adjustments to address those concerns.
Performance Management & Coaching
Depending on an organization’s size, the sensitivity of the issue, and the relative seniority of the individual in question, it can sometimes be easier for an organization to utilize outside help in managing a performance issue, negotiating a frustrating relationship between individuals, or in providing coaching to an errant employee. Ramona Strategies can provide behind-the-scenes support to Leadership or we can take a lead role in handling delicate performance management challenges directly.
It is essential that an organization’s written policies and rules are aligned with the culture, norms and business realities of the organization. How those policies are communicated, monitored, and enforced dictates the day-to-day experiences of employees.
Ramona Strategies works with Leadership in assessing and updating the written policies and practices regarding hiring, performance management, development and promotion, compensation, and HR investigation and interventions. We also provide coaching and ongoing support to management and leadership teams to make certain that implementation of these policies mirrors the expectations and hopes that went into their formulation.
Even the most adept Leader needs assistance from time to time. Ramona Strategies can counsel Executives through particular situations, act as a second pair of hands/ears/eyes when assessing organizational challenges, and even help generate solutions and materials. Assistance plus discretion ensures both the individual and the organization get the best and most effective contributions during trying times.
When legal concerns aren't implicated but an organization needs to investigate allegations of poor management, bullying, or other inappropriate behavior, Ramona Strategies may be able to help. We work with employers who are comfortable proceeding in a confidential but non-privileged context to understand what has happened and to consider potential corrective actions or next steps.