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Mission: Transforming Organizations Transforming the World
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Transforming Organizations Transforming the World
This is Gap International’s purpose and our only work. For more than 30 years we have built expertise and a track record of results in transforming the performance of executives and their organizations from the expected to the extraordinary.
Our breakthrough methodologies, tools, and programs are continuously at work inside many leading global organizations, government agencies, businesses and non-profits of all shapes and sizes across dozens of industries. We are earning a worldwide reputation for partnering with executives and their organizations to deliver breakthrough results, for developing executives and their teams into powerful, effective and dynamic leaders, and for engaging leaders and teams at all levels to deliver outstanding results for their organizations.
Gap International works with leaders in transforming organizations in a variety of ways, including enterprise-wide consulting initiatives, breakthrough diagnostics and measurement tools, as well as leadership and team growth and performance programs (both in person and online).
Regardless of the scope of work, our consulting services, tools and programs are for leaders who see changing the way people think as a necessary pathway for executing strategy and accomplishing their most ambitious objectives. The context of everything we do is breakthrough – breakthrough thinking, execution, leadership, strategy and performance – with an intense focus on outcomes.
BREAKTHROUGH ENTERPRISE CONSULTING: AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A CAREER
A consulting career at Gap International will provide you with constant growth opportunities and the ability to make a meaningful contribution to the global marketplace.
COMMITMENT TO BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE AND INNOVATION
The same intense focus we bring to our clients, we bring to Gap International to fulfill our results. We pride ourselves in the belief that there is no limit to your growth at Gap International. The environment is one of innovation - everyone is free to create and become innovators regardless of their function. We have moved away from the idea that only a few creative types possess the special capability to innovate. Rather, we believe that everyone can learn to be innovative in all aspects of the organization. At Gap International, you have the opportunity to create something new and embrace the best thinking of everyone around you.
When your orientation to your job is less about performing tasks, and more about making a difference, you become exponentially more effective in producing extraordinary results. Gap International's purpose is Transforming Organizations Transforming the World. We are a purpose-driven organization and our associates always find some aspect of themselves inside of our purpose.
Gap International was founded in 1978 by Ms. Pontish Yeramyan. The original mission of the company was to provide cross-cultural training for executives and their families relocating overseas to accelerate their cultural integration as well as impact their productivity.
In 1980, Ms. Yeramyan began a relationship with the Wharton School Applied Research Center, bringing her expertise in cultural integration to the management of family-held corporations, causing breakthroughs in alignment and effectiveness through communication between owners, family and non-family management.
By 1985, Gap's organizational consulting practice had expanded to include public corporations, partnering with executives and teams to produce breakthrough results – results that seemed unpredictable. The methodologies that were developed focused on breakthrough thinking, leadership, team and high performance improvement and made a lasting difference to the productivity of thousands of executives. During this period, Gap International won two Inc. 500 awards for being one of the fastest growing companies in America.
As Gap International continued to grow, the company actively invested in research and development to meet the emerging needs of its clients. Today, at the core of all partnerships is a relentless focus on the delivery of specific, measurable breakthrough outcomes, including building the kind of environment and leadership necessary to have these outcomes be realized. The company has invented a wide array of tools, diagnostics andprograms all focused on developing the capability to deliver dramatic improvements in performance, breakthrough outcomes and sustainable growth. It has also continued to expand its consultant base both domestically and internationally, working with leaders of corporations and government agencies in multiple capacities around the world.
I have been working at Gap International full-time
- connected culture where people truly care about one another
- you get to experience the work yourself -- you learn and grow a ton personally
- lots of variety of work (can sometimes be a negative, too)/ opportunities to contribute in many areas
- if you're smart, you figure out how to have a say early in your career and can enact change
- people complain about work/life balance and working too hard, but 5pm rolls around and most people are out the door
- sometimes need more focused roles/fewer roles and more clearly defined deliverables
- slow to make change, but employees need to be clever about that and take risks -- so many people ask for permission rather than forgiveness
Advice to Management
Create chances for people to be more autonomous. Take some risks, and look at how we can "think the unthinkable" with our own practices.
I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Gap International (Springfield, PA).
I met with couple Directors and also Vice Presidents in person and by phone. They really made me feel like I am at home. They had some questions about my perspectives for the team work and performance which I believe I did a good job answering since I came from a professional team work environment.