Our beliefs

We believe that business is never the purpose but only the tool we should use to achieve our ultimate purpose.

We believe that the ultimate purpose of business should be to solve the problems of our countries, continents and the world we trade in, and that if business does this at a profit, it will mean sustainable problem solving.

Our vision & purpose

To increase business success one project at a time, by building a network of people who share our beliefs and vision and have the skills to make businesses more successful.

Our values

Creating win-win relationships

If we can’t create a win-win relationship, we exit from the relationship.

Having a bigger purpose

We believe that we have a bigger purpose in life and in business, and we strive to consciously pursue this purpose. None of us can live without breathing but that does not mean that the purpose of life is to breathe. Similarly, we understand that no business can survive without profit and cash flow, but the purpose of business must be more then profit or money.

Adding real value

In our pursuit of our bigger purpose in business we strive to deliver real value which creates sustainable results that change lives and does not only tick boxes. We like to create value worth paying for.

Relying on trust

If our clients don't trust our advice we can have no impact on their business and if we have no impact on their business, they can't trust us to deliver value.

Driven by passion

We love to do what we do, because we are driven by the reason we do it.

How we do things

Keeping things simple

Simple does not mean less sophisticated. However, simple does mean that one needs to think carefully and understand fully before proposing a solution. We keep things simple as far as possible to ensure we focus our energy on the outcome and not the input.

Making it practical

Giving theoretical answers is always easier than giving practical ones, but implementing a practical solution delivers results. We strive to give practical solutions that ensure results rather than giving thick reports filled with theory.

Aligning with the bigger picture

We understand that any business must operate as a unit. The best performing businesses in the world are those with focus and that have aligned the entire business with the overall business strategy. We therefore always consider the bigger picture, which is the overall strategy of the business.

Being innovative

We constantly challenges accepted thinking and strive to create new and improved ways of working, which generates better and more sustainable results over time.

What we do

We assist our clients with developing and implementing their strategy and to address any strategic gaps to deliver on their strategy. Most of the strategic gaps preventing the implementation and execution of a business strategy normally forms part of the following focus areas:

What our clients think of us

“Appointing Grovation as consultants proved to be a critical success factor in ensuring fiscal integrity for our organisation.” Philip J Krawitz - Protector of the Ikamva Labantu Charitable Trust

“The words “highly professional, challenging, engaging and productive” come to mind. Your approach has been different and better than any other strategy planning session I have ever attended. I think we were all challenged to think differently in the way we approach business development. It was good to come out of a session as this one knowing exactly what to do next and who is responsible for what based on our WIGs and projects. I believe that this was a worthwhile investment and we will see some real results coming out of this session.” Mr Felix Fongaqa - Executive Chairman of NAKO Group

“GWK initially engaged with Grovation to assist with the sourcing of a CTRM supplier. However, things went so well that we extended the engagement to the facilitation of the RFP process as well. The result of the process exceeded our expectations, while all timelines were met and all objectives were achieved. As an outcome of the engagement, we have already started the planning phase of the project implementation with Grovation. I was especially impressed with the unconventional thinking, structure, effectiveness, professional approach and speed with which Grovation functions, all while having fun. As a bonus, lots of knowledge transfer happened for the GWK team members and all were enriched by the process.” Mrs Rika Myburg - Head of IT at GWK

“We are privileged to have a budget that provides us the opportunity to participate in a learning and growth experience annually. When a new governing body member tables a new idea, it is not always welcomed with enthusiasm. The expectation is that it will be yet another version of a previously well-trodden theme. Great was our surprise with Grovation and especially the one heading up the project: Lida van Staden. Notable of this engagement survey was the personal attention that each person as well as the group received. It felt as if they know us, can summarise our needs and understand us as individuals. Lida made special effort to manage the process in such a way that it fits in with our ways of working without stagnating in the known. It challenged us without being threatening. People who were sceptical or even openly negative had to bend the knee at this practical process and valuable outcomes. Bloemhof thanks you.” Mrs Wilna van Heerden - Principal of Bloemhof

Our solutions

We provide focused business advice in the following key areas:

  • People & Talent Advice – embedding a high performance culture in your business which supports the execution of your business strategy
  • Technology Advice – helping you to select the best-fit technology to build a platform for growth by supporting your strategy
  • Finance Function Advice – increasing the effectiveness of your finance function to enable better decision making and to improve control and reporting timelines
  • ICT Services – managing your information and communication technology (ICT) environment to increase efficiency and productivity
  • Data Services – increasing the speed and quality of decision making with our data platforms and services
“To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often." Winston Churchill