Blue Sky Consulting

A Boutique Advisory Firm

Focus Areas

Blue Sky Consulting is a boutique advisory firm promoted by Ranjit Bhide.


The driving themes of this outfit are “Strategy”, “Values” & “People”.


Raison d’ etre

The midsize business have to deal with various challenges!
Keeping aside the funding challenges, they have to many times struggle with issues of growth, business process orientations and organisation development problems.
Although the present managements have brought their organisations to current levels, they probably need able help in formulating strategies and “hand holding” while implementing them.
Recognising this void Blue Sky Consulting began working in this arena to help such mid-size businesses.

Focus Areas

Scaling up businesses

You aspire to grow! But the competition is hotter than ever before. The economy poses a lot of challenges. Added to these, is the issue of getting the right talent to grow the business.  With this backdrop, it could be useful for you to get some help. We evaluate your business in the holistic fashion, even considering the present fabric of your company and devise strategies that shall be implemented to grow the top line & bottom line.

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Due Diligence studies for venturing into new fields

As they say it is always safer to stick to the knitting. But some opportunities can be too exciting to ignore! But is it not prudent to do ‘Due Diligence’ study before taking the plunge? May be, with some external help? “Blue Sky Consulting” shall help you in identifying such proposals, evaluating them thoroughly and advising you on the gaps before you commit yourself to the next steps.

Performance Improvement initiatives

A whole lot of resources are wasted in the day to day affairs without any body pointing it out or taking corrective actions on them. The internal teams would always be at loggerheads because it becomes “us against them” between the two departments. What is required is Focus, Impartiality & firmness to act! An external impartial aid could iron out these bottlenecks and improve the overall performance resulting in better bottom line. Blue Sky Consulting can be your trusted partner to achieve this.

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Business Process orientation

Right business processes are the foundations of your future success. Examples of such right business process
can be in scaling up the business as well as to squeeze out better profitability from the same top line. Be it after sales issues or the efficiency of collections (accounts receivables) or right processes in induction of new joinees, the root cause could be wrong processes.

Performance Management systems

After every financial year, it is “that time of the year” when managers grudgingly do the “reviews” and give “marks” to each employee. HR would then collate and declare the process as “methodical and transparent” which the employees find difficult to believe. The answer lies in installing a well-designed PMS and taking each employee on board before the year begins and give each one of them visibility of his/ her own performance and instil confidence in them at the start of the year itself, besides giving them chance and time to improve. Because the better the teams, better is your chance of winning in the market place. You know it!

Additional Services

INDIA ENTRY PROGRAMMES

Many multinational companies have set up strong businesses in India over the last few decades. As India makes solid progress, more and more such MNCs want to set up their base here to leverage on the India Story. However, some mid size MNCs struggle to find the right balance and need a lot of help in understanding issues ranging from complex tax structures to typical Indian work ethic to peculiar buying practices in India.

Blue Sky Consulting with its deep experience of Indian work culture, becomes a reliable partner for such India Entry aspirants. We can work from end to end, from helping to set up businesses, stabilising them and growing them. It could be as a one long assignment or multiple specific assignments like helping to set up sales structure or service organisations or sourcing contracts etc.


STRATEGY WORKSHOPS

Why strategy workshops?

We found out that “strategy” concepts are not very well known to many business people and owners & they would like to know it in more depth. So, we offer a tailor made programme of one day duration. It is named as “Strategy Workshop”.
It covers very interesting topics right from the basic concepts to numerous industry examples. During the programme (which is highly interactive) we discuss various problems in strategy implementation.
Participants find this programme invigorating and take back many ideas which can be implemented back at their workplaces!

Strategy Workshop – Concepts & Implementation – Full day Programme

10.00 – 10.30 Introduction of speaker, expectations from the programme

What is “Strategy” – basics

10.30 – 11.30 Strategy Pyramid
11.30 – 11.45 Tea Break
11.45 – 13.00 Strategic Planning, SWOT
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.30 Corporate/ Functional Strategy
Company Resources & Constraints
15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 16.30 Core Competency & Competitive Advantage
16.30 – 17.00 Historical Analysis or Forward Planning?
17.00 ~ Open session / Conclusions

Blue Sky Consulting conducts such workshops at regular intervals. You could call us to find out the next schedule. If your organisation needs to train a bunch of 8 or more participants in one workshop then we shall be happy to set up & conduct an exclusive one for you.


MENTORSHIP PROGRAMMES

Why Counselling is essential for mid-level managers?

The mid-level tier of the company is the “work horse” but the staff belonging to this tier suffer from many issues which they find difficult to communicate to their team heads.
If one asks them such questions as –
Have you spent 5 to 15 years in your career?
Are you facing “mid – level anxieties” occasionally?
Do you feel bottled up but no one to express your feelings to?
Do you wonder “is this the right career path for me”?
If the answer to any or many of these questions is YES, then they need help!
Because, they are probably burning inside!
They may possibly carry on with the weight or leave the organisation with the feeling “no body –listens- to -me”. If we set up a well-defined mentor programme and counsel them from time to time it goes miles in motivating the employees.

Methodology: Such mentorship programmes are best suited for one – on – one sessions. Participants can decide to do just one session or multiple ones with predetermined time gaps (between successive sessions) which are useful for their improvements. Call us or write to us to et up mutually convenient time & venue. To derive the best results, we recommend that you start by sending your details by filling up a PIF (Preliminary Information Form), which will be mailed to you up on hearing of your interest in such programmes.

Profile

Academic Credentials

  • Distinction career in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Pune – passed out in 1984
  • 2nd Rank in Diploma in Management Studies in Mumbai University
  • 1st Rank in Master of Marketing Management (Jamnalal Bajaj) – Mumbai University

Experience

32 years of varied experience

  • Most of it in business development & strategy
  • Also hands on experience in manufacturing
  • Last 15 years – P & L responsibility
  • Has worked on turnaround & performance improvement challenges
  • Has worked across many industries

Has worked in organisations manufacturing industrial products, turnkey projects, consultancy & concept selling

Contact Us

Ranjit Bhide

Managing Partner
+91 98220 61203
bhide.ranjit@blueskyconsulting.in

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