Case Studies // defense sector
Building a Better Organization
Client: Northrop Grumman (NG) | Defense Sector

Northrop Grumman is a $32 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide. Looking to leverage a decade of mergers and acquisitions, NG was recreating itself in every way –its leadership, culture, succession process and pipelines, marketing branding, operational synergies, communications, and diversity & Inclusion strategy. NG partnered with TAGA for leadership development, change strategy, diversity integration assistance. 

Challenge | Opportunity
In less than a decade, Northrop Grumman (NG) has rapidly repositioned itself through robust acquisitions to be a prominent, Tier 1 defense industry leader, operating in 50 states and 35 countries with vast, complex technologies and capabilities. In some ways, NG is a company of several, new sub-companies and sub-cultural traditions, of new “immigrants”, and of new marketplace, branding challenges. It must develop, as such, a new identity and find ways to communicate a coherent brand to the market. It must transcend any inappropriate traditions and parochial legacies to derive new synergies and advance its global business aspirations. It must create and ensure a truly diverse, inclusive workforce to leverage the strengths and talents of its now more than 125,000 employees. The entire talent pool must be tapped to contribute to NG long-term success. Investing in leadership, culture change, diversity, and synergy-building accountabilities is imperative, not optional.

TAGA provided NG with leadership development counsel, organizational and incident diagnostics, diversity integration and change strategy, executive training and coaching, curricula design and staff education, train-the-trainer services, team-building and conflict resolution, conference and meeting facilitation.

NG recognized the business value of diversity –properly led and leveraged. NG officers are developing skills and perspective on how best to grow the business, the brand, sector-to-sector synergies, and classical diversity simultaneously. Staying the course with this leadership, culture change, and diversity investment will generate substantial talent recruitment, retention, sector-to-sector and tactical synergies. TAGA counsel promotes comprehensive, steady attention to this initial investment. Invest or spiral towards less. NG has chosen to reinvest. TAGA is maximizing NG value-creation.


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