Strategies & Frameworks

Defining the pathway to capability and performance

Learning & Performance Strategies

Establish a sound plan of action for achieving your overall goal

When you’re concerned about overall company performance, or you’re expected to deliver on a critical project, you need the right strategy to set you on the path to results.

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Secure Outcomes

An Optimism strategy will help you to successfully:

  • Embed a strategic initiative
  • Deliver on a major change project
  • Realign capability for the future
  • Bring a new product to market
  • Implement a wide-reaching legislative or regulatory change.
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Capability Frameworks

Bring clarity and structure to developing capability

When you’re grappling with a complex area of learning and performance, a framework will bring order to the chaos, and help you to establish priorities and allocate resources for greatest impact.

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Solve Problems

An Optimism Framework will help you when:‍

  • You have a known problem area, but you don’t know where to start
  • You keep getting adhoc requests, and end up being reactive
  • You need a strategic approach to developing organisational capability
  • You’ve been told it’s taking too long for people in an operational role to start performing
  • The sales team are losing sales and market share because they don’t understand your products and services well enough
  • You’re tasked with overhauling company induction, but the levels, complexities and conflicting priorities are overwhelming.
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An Optimism Framework will give you:

  • A sense of order, knowing that everything has its place
  • A visual map, for more effective stakeholder conversations
  • Fresh structure and clarity, for easily identifying priorities and quick wins
  • The tools to realistically plan resources, budgets and timeframes
  • A feeling of calm, because it’s all in control.

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What our clients say

Optimism are amazing to engage with – so real and in touch with your needs and requests. A great team to work with!
L&D Manager, NZ Post
When Gallagher embarked on our eLearning strategy we searched for a company that could fulfil our strategy and give us something that represented our brand and values. Optimism had a good track record and already had undertaken work for other big brands over many years. The team knew the industry and had clear guidance to help us plan our strategy and have a clear outcome. ....the feedback has been overwhelming.
National Sales Manager, Gallagher Group
We found Optimism to be highly professional, innovative and easy to work with. They took the time to understand us and our challenges up-front meaning we ended up with exactly what we needed at the end of the process. In addition the quality, performance to agreed timelines and budget were spot on.
HR Director, NZ Blood Service
NZSTA has been working with Optimism for over two 2 years now and we have always found our dealings with them to be professional and effective. They truly care about our business and continue to look for innovative solutions for our needs. They are approachable and supportive and great at keeping us on track. I would thoroughly recommend them to any progressive organisation.
Operations Manager, NZ School Trustees Association (NZSTA)
We used Optimism as our eLearning provider to get product specific knowledge to our remote sales staff and to provide up-to-date, industry-specific information to our staff internally. Optimism provided us with a service that can only be described as outstanding. They took an interest in our business and ensured they understood our vision before beginning work with us.
L&D Technical Lead, LIC
We partnered with Optimism to transform our internal product knowledge in to e-learning that is accessible for our global sales teams. From the initial consultation through to development and delivery Sussan and her team demonstrated patience and true business partnering in their flexible approach to our business and strategy.
Sales Capability Specialist - Global Ingredients
I have had the pleasure of working with the Optimism team over the last 14 months. In my opinion they are professional, efficient, thoughtful and innovative. They have helped me deliver my project outcomes of a highly engaging learning pathway and if I had the opportunity I would jump at the chance to work with them again.
Dairy Apprenticeship Manager, Fonterra
The team at Optimism were always professional - they did what they said they would do and asked excellent questions to understand our needs. The mix of digital and traditional modalities was a perfect fit for our people and we’ve had great feedback from participants. We have also cut down training time and improved on the rate to competency time frame. We’re thrilled with the result!
Training Manager, Ground Operations Training
They are quick to take up the challenges offered; they deliver the promised great cost effective, innovative and fun learning. We value Optimism's input in delivering award-winning learning opportunities to our team at Warehouse Stationery.
Learning & Development Manager, Warehouse Stationery

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