What we stand for
SACS exists to help you achieve your goals. Every organisation pursues outcomes – profit, quality, stakeholder satisfaction, or delivery of a socially beneficial service. Our role is to understand (and sometimes help you develop) a clear idea of where you want to be in the future and then to help you get there. Point A to point B.
We do this by drawing on the world of research – typically organisation psychology and neuroscience – to give you evidence based methods which will help you maximise the human strengths of your organisation. People who listen to the advice of consultants can be forgiven for becoming cynical. So much of it is tradition, belief or personal preference. At SACS, if we can’t back it with empirical evidence, we don’t recommend it.
Our three key areas of services are outlined throughout this web site and they are built around the areas in which clients most frequently ask for help:
- The science of recruitment is all about best practice in attracting and selecting in such a way that every hire improves the genetic makeup and the skill set of your organisation. It will also help you to avoid hiring difficult, negative or emotionally unstable people.
- The science of individual development is based on optimising people you have on board at the level of one person. This includes assessment of the strengths and development needs of employees and then providing coaching and development activities which will ensure that their growth is maximised.
- The science of group and organisational development involves methods which will help you to cause groups to maximise their positive behaviours, minimise their negative behaviours and to act with clarity of purpose and cohesion. Research findings from neuroscience and positive psychology have been extremely beneficial in this area and have revolutionised approaches in areas such as change management.
We undertake to do the greatest good to the greatest number of people in each project in which we participate. From a technical point of view we subscribe to and abide by the Australian Psychological Society’s code of ethics, but it is the first sentence which underpins the spirit of ethics at SACS.