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Unlocking Growth with the Keystone Impact Model: Balancing Business and People Needs

Unlocking Growth with the Keystone Impact Model: Balancing Business and People Needs
The Keystone Impact model exists to simplify the components of growth so leaders can assess where their strengths and opportunities are. It was created in 2018 to help our strategy clients who were growing but were hitting ceilings on the people and culture side. Oftentimes, companies had success from a growth and financial standpoint, but the people and culture issues are lagging, and they don’t realize them until much later when they can start to impact growth.   We want the Impact Model to be something that generates the right conversation with leadership teams about how to manage the business needs; things like growth, profitability, and innovation. People need a sense of belonging, psychological safety, and trust. When companies can find the right balance between these two things, growth is maximized, and pain is minimized.   The competitive advantage of the future is human-centric. You’ll need to find ways to retain and attract the best talent from a limited labor pool. The Impact Model and the implementation process will help you leverage your greatest asset, your people, by helping them perform at their highest scope.    There’s no theory, we don’t talk about culture in a theoretical way. We talk about it in a very actionable way, a way that creates self-awareness of where our gaps are and also creates the clarity needed to move us forward.   The Impact Model’s 20 Building Blocks are:
  1. Conscious Leadership
  2. Clarity of Strategic Vision
  3. Inspiring Purpose
  4. Empowering Values
  5. Intentional Communication
  6. Trust
  7. Accountability
  8. Systems and Processes
  9. Social Impact
  10. Inclusion and Belonging
  11. Rewards and Benefits
  12. People Development
  13. Innovation
  14. Fun
  15. Collaboration
  16. Growth
  17. Mentorship
  18. Personal Why
  19. Brand
  20. Customer Experience
  By evaluating and improving these 20 building blocks, companies can create a strong, positive culture that supports employee engagement, drives performance, and ultimately leads to long-term success.   Take the Business Impact Assessment and see where your company excels and where you may have gaps.