Nick Bizony, Founder and Principal of The Lakeland Group, has been consulting to major organizations in the private and public sectors for over 30 years. He has helped them achieve significant improvements in productivity, reductions in cost, improved quality and increased customer satisfaction. A significant focus for Nick is the engagement and involvement of employees – based on the belief that those who do the work know the work best, and that involving employees in operational decision-making maximizes their motivation and contribution to the enterprise.
Nick was a co-founder of the American Center for the Quality of Worklife in Washington, D.C., a grant-supported, not-for-profit organization which pioneered partnerships among Companies and the Unions representing their workforces, with the goal of improving both bottom-line performance and the quality of work life for employees/union members.
Nick brings skills and experience in strategic planning, performance improvement, design of performance-based compensation systems, leadership development, team development, negotiation and conflict resolution.
Nick’s clients include:
Federal Aviation Administration
Ford Motor Co.
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
John Deere & Co.
Make A Wish Foundation
Before moving into the field of organizational consulting, Nick served as Trial Attorney, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Government Operations
- J.D. – University of California at Berkeley
School of Law (Boalt Hall)
- M.A. – Columbia University, Graduate School of Business
Advanced Program in Organization Development and
Human Resources Management
- B.S. – University of California at Berkeley
School of Business
- NTL Institute: Program for Specialists in Organization
- University of California at Los Angeles: Center for Quality of
Working Life – Program in Socio-technical Systems and Analysis