We Help Organisations Deliver Change

Practical help delivered with Insight, with Integrity, and with a constant focus on Excellence.

Our value proposition is simple – we help you to think ahead, translate that thinking into actionable plans, manage the delivery of those plans and help you to engage your people to ensure changes endure.

In practical terms this means that we deliver services to help our clients manage their strategies, investment portfolios, programmes, projects, operations and stakeholder engagement – all with the aim of delivering tangible outcomes and benefits.

Working With Government

We’re proud that In2Excellence has been appointed to the All of Government Consultancy Services panel for:

  • Assurance services
  • Business Change services
  • Operations Management and Risk services

We help organisations deliver change

In this fast changing and complex world developing sustainable, flexible strategies can be a challenge. Sometimes breakthrough strategies are required to solve seemingly intractable problems and taking people along with you can be hard. We will work with you and your teams to think through why change is (or isn’t) needed, what opportunities could be explored, and the impacts that could be achieved by taking ambitious new approaches.

We can help you define the information and other inputs you need to make the strategic decisions that will take you forward. Putting strategies into action involves good planning and rigorous management of the investments i.e. portfolio, programmes, projects and stakeholder engagement. We add value to our client’s in-house capabilities through the provision of a range of Investment (Portfolio), Programme, Project, Stakeholder and Change Management capabilities.

We have learnt that whilst programme and project management are concerned with ‘doing things right’, portfolio management is aimed at ‘doing the right things’ and so often it is the latter that is more of a challenge. Our portfolio management approach enables our clients to identify a balanced and affordable change portfolio that aligns with and demonstrably contributes towards their organisational goals.

Change does not just happen – it has to be actively managed. We provide capabilities to manage change with a range of stakeholders, very often working with in-house communications leaders, training departments and of course line management. We bring extensive experience of working with stakeholders at all levels and with different objectives and expectations.

These ‘soft’ tools are supported by our in-house web-based portfolio, programme and project management environment. By leveraging our easy-to-use Microsoft Project Server environment, our clients can take advantage of an industry strength tool without having to incur the overheads for configuring, maintaining, operating and sustaining a sophisticated solution that is so critical to the maintenance of accurate, authoritative records for portfolio, programme and project management.

Why Choose In2Excellence?

Our Directors collectively have over 50 years’ experience in executive leadership, senior management, operational management and change management across public and private sectors, and they have also accumulated a broad range of experience in the not-for-profit sector as volunteers, committee members and change agents.

This breadth and depth of expertise and experience enables us to quickly identify what organisations are trying to achieve and where they are succeeding or struggling, and to be highly independent, pragmatic in reviewing situations and providing advice through the delivery of well scoped and rigorously delivered consulting assignments. We pride ourselves on delivering advice that has 'line of sight' across policy, strategy and implementation at the forefront of our thinking and practice.

What Have We Done?

We are a change management professional services company based in New Zealand, and we help organisations think, plan, manage and engage as they travel along their change journey. We bring insight from the diverse range of public and private sectors/industries we have served.

Some of the key areas where we have added value to our clients recently are:

  • Development of organisational strategies, business plans and accountability documents
  • Leading the delivery of operational and corporate strategies and services
  • Leading and contributing to sector strategies and initiatives
  • Managing a large number of successful projects as well as a smaller number of less successful ones ... and learning from them all
  • Delivering policy/legislation driven change projects
  • Supporting agency leadership and governance in managing both internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Preparing and reviewing Better Business Cases
  • Serving as Gateway Reviewers

Where Did In2Excellence Come From?

In2Excellence came together in 2014, with Matthew Burgess and Prashanta Mukherjee joining up to provide caring, customised and high quality services to clients. Pam Madgwick joined In2Excellence in late 2016, completing our core practice leadership and delivery capability establishment to provide high quality end-to-end change management services. After more than five years leading In2Excellence, Prashanta and Pam decided to step down as Directors in 2022, and Stephanie Parlane joined Matt as Director. Steph first started with In2Excellence back in 2014 and she has completed various assignments for us over the years so it's exciting for us to have her join us for the next stage of our journey.

Most Importantly

We like to do 'good and fun work', and do it with integrity to make a difference to the New Zealand's society and economy. This isn't just a job for us, it's a passion. If you want work done to the highest standard, contact us today so you can see for yourself.