Total solutions through strategic planning and organizational change and development
Changemaking Systems is a consulting firm
that has been guiding organizations in strategic planning
and organization change since 1982, when it was founded by
John Johnson. We are based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
We are about strategy and change. First, positioning an
organization so that it can succeed. Second, making changes
in such a way that success is achievable. We can help you
practice strategic thinking and make plans accordingly. We
can also help you organize and discipline your organization
to make those plans work.
In business, success comes from competitive achievement
through bringing value to the customer repeatedly and by
leveraging special capabilities to overcome threats, competition,
We work with professional firms, divisions of large corporations,
new venture businesses, and entrepreneurial social service
agencies, to design and facilitate a comprehensive strategic
planning process that is practical for them and totally customized
to their unique circumstances.
We work with these same client systems to design
an organization that fits the priorities and the interdependencies
of the overall strategic plan and the related core business
processes. We complement the organization design with guidance
in behavior and culture change, team and organization development,
and the coaching of leadership that is required to engage
members of the organization in making a compelling and
shared vision happen.