The Cheshire Catalogue


The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland responds to Alice’s question…

CheshirecatAlice – Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?

Cat – That depends a good deal on where you want to get to…

Alice – I don’t much care where.

Cat – Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.

The issues and opportunities associated with the human elements of your business are often invisible. And without a goal or plan for changing the human element, you can get a bit lost.

White Tower’s Cheshire Catalogue is a simple but comprehensive organizational assessment that will help you decide which way you want to go with Human Capital opportunities. The process allows us to rapidly catalogue and assess the impact and risks associated with most of the significant Human Capital issues in your business. It make the invisible…visible.

The assessment also allows the executive team and/or ownership group to select the highest value projects to address in priority order for the best return on your investments in Human Capital issues. The Cheshire Catalogue includes:


  1. A review of documented and undocumented programs including compensation, performance management, development and training, communications and related culture and employment elements. The review will allow for comparison to best practices and the assessment of the programs’ links to profitability and growth.

  2. Interviews of selected managers and employees to gauge levels of engagement and satisfaction with employment culture, execution of change, senior management actions, terms of employment, rewards, career development and other elements impacting job effectiveness and corporate growth.

  3. Production of a comprehensive report outlining the results of the assessment, risk scenarios associated with the status quo in each area, possible change initiatives including investments required, and an executive overview recommending prioritized projects for best returns on investment.

  4. Presentation and discussion of the assessment outcomes with senior executives and ownership to elaborate on the findings, recommendations and priorities.

If you’d like us to contact you about discussing a Cheshire Catalogue for your firm, please call, write or use the convenient form below.