PICOTEAM is a network-organisation with nodes in Africa, Latin America and Europe
  that supports efforts to bring about change and innovations for sustainable development.

PICOTEAM Ltd. PICO Southern Africa PICO Uganda PICO Tanzania PICO Latin America
PICO Academy for Practitioners PICO Knowledge Networking

3. Change management within research and development organisations

Institutional reforms of the larger NARS need to be operationalised through change processes within the existing research organisations. In order to be prepared for pluralism and competition as well as client-orientation, the organisations are challenged to re-think their orientation and adapt their structures, competences, systems and processes to the new context. In most cases a strong focus on the organisational culture is required if the reforms should really make a difference. 
PICOTEAM members have a long history of supporting and facilitating change processes within research and development organisations through:

  • Organisational analysis
  • Core function analysis and sercvie analysis
  • Facilitation of strategic planning and business planning with stakeholders and management (in an internalised mode)
  • Facilitation of change management workshops at all levels
  • Design and implementation of management development training programs and coaching
  • Facilitation of conceptual workshop to develop guiding conceptual frameworks for operationalising strategies
  • On the job team development and coaching  (with a focus on performance, concepts, personal development and team-level development)
  • Design of performance management systems
  • Development of trainee programmes ‘Future leaders’
  • Development and internalisation of learning process approaches to planning and management, building on M&E and impact assessment
  • Alternative approaches to project and process management (systemic and result-based management and integration management)
  • Staff competence development