The V.E.R.U.M. Process


It’s easy to understand why many Corporate Real Estate outsourcing initiatives end badly. If CRE leadership ignores interpersonal dynamics and cultural biases in their organization, they risk creating unrealistic expectations and never obtaining true accountability and commitment to the process. Verum Consulting is expert in helping clients discover obstacles, and then acknowledge, label, address, and resolve them prior to starting a Corporate Real Estate outsourcing initiative or kicking off any consulting assignment. 

Our Discovery Process is called V.E.R.U.M., and stands for:

V = Validate AssumptionsWe assess your current team environment and give you insight to existing organizational challenges and constraints, and setting a realistic starting point for the project.

E = Eliminate ObstaclesWe label the issues that could prevent you from achieving your desired outcome. These are critical discussions that highlight the single biggest factor that derails most plans – your team’s cultural capacity for change.

R = Re-cast ExpectationsWe believe people commit to what they own or create. This step is designed to give your team ownership in the outcome by eliciting personal commitments and generating mutual support and accountability from everyone on your team while revisiting and modifying the existing plan(s).

U = Unveil the New Strategy We design clear, achievable and realistic tactical steps of a new plan, and greatly increase the level of collaboration and team cohesion. 

M = Manage the Implementation It is crucial to act quickly when implementing the new plan. We help you start strong and stay focused so that your hard work pays off.

NEW FOR 2021 New for 2021 – The SWOT²
Covid-19 and the resulting business environment in 2020 gave us the opportunity to make this unique process part of our V.E.R.U.M. Discovery. While V.E.R.U.M. has always helped clients discover obstacles, and then acknowledge, label, address, and resolve them, the SWOT² turns many of those obstacles (identified as Threats and Weaknesses in a traditional SWOT analysis) into Opportunities.

“Vik has developed a proprietary methodology to help identify, address and resolve client-specific problems and challenges that could hinder a project’s successful outcome. His V.E.R.U.M. process quickly gets the client’s sourcing and/or project teams committed and aligned BEFORE kicking off the initiative. The result is a cohesive and committed team that can focus on getting the work done rather than stopping to deal with fire drills. If you’ve ever had a promising project derail and cause headaches and delays, you should definitely reach out to Vik.”

Ham – Paul Ham, VP Support Services at Ridgeview Medical Center

“If you’re looking for someone to help improve your team’s motivation and performance, Vik is your guy! The V.E.R.U.M. process and the Discovery approach are amazing. Vik uses his analytics and in depth knowledge to quickly coordinate everyone which leads to greater team synergy. This enables stronger results and full commitment to the effort. I highly recommend Vik for his knowledge and style also.”

Martel – Nancy Martel, Director of Business Development – Kraus-Anderson