Managing change effectively during turbulent times

Challenge

Having been struck by several simultaneous internal changes across leadership, regional affiliation and ownership, a leading FMCG multinational was facing an identity crisis and needed to communicate effectively to employees.

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Approach

We developed a transformation management communication plan that would transform the negative perception of changes occurring within the business, to a fantastic opportunity and the beginning of a new period of sustained growth. Doing so required continuous consultation and collaboration with the company’s large workforce. We began with an audit of current communication practices, relevant stakeholders and their roles, which required us to meet with employees from all levels of seniority with the company. Based on our new, deep understanding of internal communications operations, stakeholders and practices, we created recommendations to resolve problems and developed tactics to transform the feel within the company from one of gloom to one of glory.

Our defined “leading change” strategy was phased to ensure ease of implementation, whilst our framework for internal communications explained crisis processes, leadership management and the need to identify and protect brand reputation.

Results

Having been struck by several simultaneous internal changes across leadership, regional affiliation and ownership, a leading FMCG multinational was facing an identity crisis and needed to communicate effectively to employees.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Citibank Egypt would like to express its deep appreciation of CID’s dedicated team for their support, passion, integrity, and high quality work that was demonstrated over the last year. From downturn to crisis, CID has challenged every misperception on the bank with guided impactful communication strategies that were taken to action towards transforming the downs to up, and adversary to ally.

Having CID as our partner, advising us in unpredictable times has helped us maintain trust and transparency with the media and our clients, which has helped secure Citi’s stand in the market and ensured positive brand perception and coverage worth of millions.

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Lamise Negm
Vice Chairman, Citibank Egypt

The team and I really enjoyed the process of rebranding our companies with CID. We had just come out of a major restructure and the CID team helped us shape strategic direction on both a brand and business perspective. Their team had the perfect balance between creativity of marketeers and the acumen of management consultants.

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Mohamed El Ahwal
CEO, IACC Holdings