The Difference

We challenge the way you work, think, act and connect.

The Difference perspective

PwC's The Difference enables our clients to do months of work in only a matter of days, inspiring fresh insights and better business outcomes. We design programs of work and immersive experiences to help organizations solve their most complex problems. Our mission is to challenge and inspire the way people work, think, act, and connect, and in doing so, make a difference.

Why you need The Difference?

The solution’s there for the taking

The Difference is a powerful team of professional co-creators at PwC. Trained to unleash your group genius by challenging the way people work, think, act and connect. Certified in a methodology that’s proven to make the crucial difference for organisations facing highly complex challenges.

The crucial difference: The Design Forum

Incubator? Think tank? Workshop? A Design Forum is even more. It’s a unique immersive experience created by The Difference team to get all your stakeholders together to co-create and unleash group genius solutions to complex problems. Depending on the circumstances, we have the technology to hold a Design Forum on our premises, on your premises, or online with each participant at a different location.

What we do

Solve A Wicked Problem

Our Design Forums are multi-day events where we help you truly solve a wicked problem, for good. A wicked problem is a composition of three dimensions: political, rational and emotional - therefore it is complex to solve. Whether it’s to design your strategy for the next five years or break through execution hurdles, we design what’s right for you, right now.

Enable Lasting Transformation

Our Design Hubs and creative communication skills build capabilities to help you navigate through your transformation program as a central collaboration hub. It elevates your PMO to another level to drive alignment, ownership and acceleration of results.

Improve Collaboration

Our Center of Excellence for collaboration guides you through upskilling your teams in true collaboration, both in a physical and a virtual world. It’s an essential element to your agile transformation.

People support most what they had to create!

Where it all happens

The environment we create is paramount to the unique success of our inventions – it is as important to the participants as the design of your living rom at home.

We are experts at creating the right environment using our custom built locations, remote facilities and state of the art, secure digital tools.

We help you meet your objectives in physical, virtual or hybrid environments.

“Our entire leadership team worked with PwC on our business vision. We dreamed together, co-created together, challenged each other and used the power of multiple perspectives. What a valuable experience and outcome, it was really magical.”

Cornel Krummenacher,Global Head of Food Nestlé Professional

What your Design Forum will deliver

The Design Forum is where your brightest minds meet PwC’s facilitators to do months of work in only three days. A safe, guided space for those hard conversations and tough decisions. A playful place for turning obstacles into fresh insights and better business outcomes.

The Design Forum gets everyone involved around the table at once – with the right information, facilitators and experts as required. The content and the people are tailored to the client and their problem, but the procedure’s always the same: scan, focus and act.

Where can we make The Difference?

The Difference has already empowered clients in many industries to create and execute solutions to complex problems:

  • The global leadership team of a major consumer goods business seeking to define a new direction for its HR strategy. 
  • An international financial services provider aiming to develop a blockchain-based venture strategy. 
  • An organisation wanting to reimagine operations across all levels – from group strategy down to the individual worker’s experience.
  • A company looking to resolve critical misalignment between IT, operations, product development and the steering committee within a large transformation project.
  • Our own firm defining the future sustainability strategy & execution plan across industries and countries
  • An industrial products client integrating two business units in a merger and driving a multi year change transformation with our collaborative methods

We’d love to add your solution to our list.

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