New Angles serves business leaders who don’t give up on change, who want to work for positive impact. Because you are here we guess you must be such a leader…
You can see the world changing, you know your business needs to change too.
You understand that focusing uniquely on financial value and short-term results leads to missed opportunities and under-performance. You want to change and you know you need to lead the way. And at the same time you face daily pressures to maximise profit, take short-term decisions and stick with business-as-usual. Managing these tensions and contradictions is like finding a path through a maze. So either you give up, or you face the contradictions and look for a way forward. Welcome, and thank you for your visit.
New Angles will take you forward. We...
Dare to ask you challenging and productive questions, the ones that will take you forward. We work alongside you, co-designing solutions. We listen. Don’t take alignment for granted. We know from experience that even close colleagues are rarely aligned on significant strategic issues. Don’t take change for granted either. We know that inertia can be a powerful force. We understand the necessary conditions for adult learning and how organisations reject or adopt new behaviours.
Our methods for accelerating change – our springboards, our workshops, and our programs – are based on socio-psychological systemics and many years of experience in organisations as managers and facilitators. Like a catamaran, we put the twin hulls of the New Angles at your service – our familiarity with business models and change challenges in many sectors, and our hands-on experience of working with multiple stakeholders, including business, civil society, government and local communities. Learn more about our methods
Last week we sat down with Mike Barry to talk about his experience leading sustainability at M&S, how to move from incremental change to business model transformation, and what makes an effective leader for sustainability.
“Change is both necessary and possible, and through change our lives could be better.”
You have this extraordinary ability to get others thinking, with active listening and sincere empathy, backed up by solid practical experience of the social sciences and human behaviour. You are passionate about the challenges of transformation, and you know how to apply framing and coaching to the most complex organizational contexts. And all this driven by deep values of respect, aspiration and questioning.
Innovation Director, Office furniture, USA
Adopting sustainability practices was a challenging strategic priority for our Group. New Angles was our guide on this journey. Together, we put in place strategic objectives at corporate level and an ambitious, innovative training programme for our management, led by a network of Ambassadors. A real success, which has enabled us to better fulfil the needs of our clients and stakeholders.
CSR & Marketing Director, Water and Sanitation services, France
Working together with NA allowed us to shape the positioning and principal pillars of our divisional sustainability strategy. We really appreciated their consistent strategic thinking, which often made us question ourselves, and helped us move forward on complex issues. New Angles also brought us strategic NGO partnerships that directly improved our footprint.
Sustainability Director, international specialty chemicals group
The innovative approach taken by New Angles brought us new perspectives on our own activity, which even our Exco had not fully taken into account. This led us to review our whole portfolio of activities and our business model. Your workshops also motivated our researcher teams to get involved with business thinking and innovation. You really helped us make progress.
Director, European research institute on clean energy solutions
"Sustainability is a key part of our offerings. We have worked closely with Margareta Barchan and New Angles on this for the last three years. She and the company she represents have done a superb job – highly appreciated by participants and professors alike. They represent the state-of-the-art!"
- President, Lorange Institute of Business, Switzerland
I appreciated immensely your willingness and keenness to understand our culture and to listen to us as clients. You helped a number of our senior executives grasp and understand the challenges that our Company faces today and found new and simple ways to help us deal with them.
Executive Director – Industrial Relations, Indian Railways