Founded in 2016 by Mick O’Connor CEng CDir FIoD FRSA, HAELO draws upon his 30+ years career from an apprentice welder straight from school through to successfully leading complex operations in the Space, Defence, Aerospace, Shipbuilding, Petrochemical, Construction, Aviation, and Manufacturing Industries.
HAELO was established to help senior leaders deal with the uncertainties and anxieties of managing a complex operation. Following a particularly dreadful business experience, Mick considered how he dealt with uncertainty and how he made decisions. His experience of working alongside the military served him well as he reflected on how they planned and conducted missions and how their methods may apply to industry. Plans are fraught with uncertainty, from first contact a plan is out of date, the military know this and adapt their tactics to suit the prevailing conditions. In industry we tend to stick with the plan, mainly for contractual reasons, even when conditions have changed beyond all recognition. In today’s complex and fast-moving world leaders need better ways of detecting and responding to emerging conditions. That’s where HAELO comes in.
Utilising a unique mix of experience and expertise, the HAELO team have created a novel framework entitled Organisational Meshing® and a software app named IO®. Proven to enable leaders to lead effectively in uncertain conditions by connecting people and enabling them to share insightful information. Or put simply, helping organisations to Work as One.