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A system of management that engages every single stakeholder on a continuous improvement journey towards a vision of excellence.



CDI Connect has been successfully implemented in industries ranging from manufacturing, mining, healthcare, financial services, agriculture, logistics, education, sports to telecoms.



These are the characteristics of a healthy organisation.

The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.

– John McAfee


CDI, a niche consulting firm, has been operating for over 20 years in more than 75 countries, at more than 5000 sites and in 17 languages.  We specialise in implementing a proprietary system of management, in partnership with our clients, that establishes Focus, Alignment, Collaboration and Engagement throughout their organisation.  This system of management creates the foundation for building a lasting high-performance culture where an innovative and highly engaged workforce is the hallmark.


Organisational Health

Healthy organisations are brilliant at the basics. They strive for excellence in execution, embrace leadership development, and they entrench continuous improvement as a way of life for everyone. Excellence in these areas gives them the ability to engage their employees, delight their customers and outperform their competitors.

The key to any healthy organisation is an integrated system of management that engages everyone in a continuous improvement journey towards excellence.

This integrated system of management delivers three core capabilities for a healthy organisation:


Execution Excellence:

The ability to identify and focus on the most important priorities, to align all teams and individuals behind these priorities, to effectively collaborate and, finally, to engage, equip and empower teams and individuals to execute with excellence. Getting things done effectively and efficiently becomes part of the organisation’s DNA.

Leadership Factory:

The ability to nurture home-grown leadership talent at scale and with velocity. Continuously identifying and developing leadership capability becomes part of the organisation’s DNA.

Improvement Engine:

The ability to create stability, set standards and continuously improve them in a structured, controlled way. Active participation in continuous improvement to engage and develop people becomes part of the organisation’s DNA.

CDI Connect® integrates execution excellence, continuous improvement and leadership development into a single day-to-day management system. This daily management system:

Connects every single person in your organisation to its strategy, making their contribution clear and significant.

Connects everyone to everyone, creating seamless collaboration networks both internally and externally.

Connects everyone’s development to their everyday work, causing continuous development and fulfilment.

Connects the development of leadership competence to daily routines, ensuring daily development feedback on basic leadership competence for every leader.

Our way of working has allowed us to engage with a wide range of clients from every corner of the globe over the past 20 years.  We have been involved in industries ranging from manufacturing, mining, healthcare, financial services, agriculture, logistics, education, sports to telecoms.

The Enablers of CDI Connect

Organisational health is achieved by developing engaged (committed, competent, confident) employees THROUGH the continuous improvement of enabling processes.  Authentic leadership is needed to pioneer this journey.

Only when these three enablers are integrated into a complete system of management, will organisational health be achieved.

Authentic Leadership

Leaders at all levels engage every single employee on a continuous improvement journey towards a vision of excellence.


Our leadership team is exhausted from all the planning, organising, leading and controlling.  They find it virtually impossible to delegate responsibilities to middle and frontline leadership.

Frontline leadership is very weak – we are struggling to develop their mindset and capabilities to the needed levels.

Engaged People

Committed, competent and confident people share their gifts and talents and take positive action to further the organisation’s interests.


Our employees, despite our efforts, are still not aligned nor engaged with the most important priorities in our organisation.  To most, this is just a place of work.

Staff turnover is high and employee morale is low.  Our people do not arrive at work with a sense of purpose and leave with a sense of achievement

Enabling Processes

Processes make it easier, better, faster and cheaper for people to achieve their objectives with zero valueless complexity.

We have grown so much that it is no longer possible for the chosen few to decide and control everything.  We need ways of working that enable people to consistently “do things right”.
Processes are never sustained.  We spend a lot of effort and resources to prepare for audits and client/senior management visits.
We seem to be our own worst enemy. Most of the problems we face can be attributed to the fact that we are not following our own agreed methods.