The Deloitte Greenhouse

Unlocking breakthroughs that lead clients to a re-imagined future

Your world is being rocked by extreme forces of change. Regardless of the industry you operate in you are faced with political instability, changing demographics and the models of talent utilisation, digital disruption, an empowered consumer that is changing how they own and use assets, an abundance of data but a dearth of quality insights, pressure to contain costs and become more competitive in an economy where small market entries are more agile around meeting customer needs more competitively, a lagging governance & regulatory environment and stakeholders putting purpose before profit. It’s tough terrain to navigate on your own… Luckily you don’t have to.

Deloitte Greenhouses are specially designed to bring Deloitte and client teams together to accelerate insight-rich decision making and deliver faster, better outcomes to wicked challenges and opportunities. Our unique Greenhouse experience combines a specially designed physical environment with creative facilitation tools and techniques and leading edge technologies to help you function in a rapidly changing economic environment.

In a new article in the Harvard Business Review, Greenhouse Experience leaders share how Business Chemistry can help leaders improve their team’s performance and enhance efficiency and productivity.

We have four key offerings to address the major challenges and opportunities that you face:

  • Innovation Labs
  • Executive Transition Labs
  • Strategy Labs
  • Relationship Labs

Innovation Lab overview

Your ideas are getting stale. How can you spark new thinking?

“The whole of the organization should participate in something like this…It was simple and mind shifting.” – Senior Executive at a large South Africa financial services organisation.

Executive Transition Lab overview

You’ve made it to the top. Now what?

“The Lab is a fantastic (and probably unique) opportunity to spend a whole uninterrupted day working out what you need to prioritise to be successful in your new role. The day is really well structured, incredibly well facilitated and ends with a personal and concrete action plan.” Head of Internal audit at a Global bank.

Strategy Lab overview

The world isn’t getting any simpler. How will you navigate the complexity?

“Thank you for helping us accomplish what would normally take 2-3 days, in less than 1 days’ time. This is by far the best strategic planning session I’ve attended“ – Board Member, Managing Director at a technology, media and telecommunications organisation.

Relationship Lab overview

Your bottom line depends on people. How can you better relate?

“Feels great to step out for a moment and expand our views…All these bright people in one room, sharing ideas, creates an enormous boost of energy” Senior Executive at a large logistics organisation.


We’ve learned that in order to achieve real breakthrough, you've got to play by different rules. Read ours in the Breakthrough Manifesto.



    Each experience is tailored to address your toughest business challenges through thoughtfully designed Labs. Our Labs use a three-part method—refined in 3,000+ sessions—to engage participants not only intellectually, but physically and emotionally as well.

    Environment: We take you out of the ordinary and into a consciously-designed environment

    • Dynamic room configurations
    • Immersive visuals
    • Holistic sensory activation
    • Emerging technologies

    Elements: We assemble the right mix of high-tech and high-touch ingredients

    • Professional facilitation
    • Design thinking
    • Analytics and insights
    • Collaboration tools and techniques
    • Tested frameworks and IP

    Approach: We tie it together with an approach designed to produce moments of impact

    • Define the purpose
    • Engage multiple perspectives
    • Frame the issues
    • Set the scene
    • Make it an experience

    It all adds up to a welcome departure from business as usual and a refreshing reminder that there’s a better way to work.

    Human behavior-based insights

    To enhance the Deloitte Greenhouse experiences, we conduct research and develop proprietary tools around the key dynamics underpinning individual, team, and organizational breakthroughs, including:

    Business Chemistry
    Built on groundbreaking research in neuro-anthropology and genetics to understand the science behind professional relationships.

    Moments of Impact
    We (literally) wrote the book on designing strategic conversations. Read the national bestseller, “Moments of Impact” (Simon & Schuster, 2014) by Chris Ertel and Lisa Kay Solomon.

    Moments That Matter
    A framework to identify, and realize the potential of pivotal moments through specific behaviors.

    The Cause Effect
    Hyper-successful projects have at their core a palpable cause. Rallying teams around this shared sense of purpose means tapping into their hearts. When the entire team builds collective identity around a common cause, the project transcends work and becomes a mission. Games are changed. Tables are turned. Crises are averted. The Deloitte Greenhouse™ Experience calls this The Cause Effect.

    Here is the Deloitte Greenhouse Brief.

    Learn more about our Business Chemistry.

    Related offerings

    In addition to custom Labs that inform strategic conversations for adaptive challenges, The Deloitte Greenhouse teams work with Deloitte’s business practices to develop time-tested offerings that go deep on a particular topic and feature select IP that engages through interactive approaches.  A few examples include:

    • Business Chemistry: Expressly designed for use in a business context, this personality system draws upon the latest analytics technologies to reveal four scientifically based patterns of behaviour.
    • Executive Transformation Lab: When executives take on a new role, they don’t have the luxury of time. Our research focuses on the unique challenges facing executives in transition and thelps them gain traction. These labs are available across a range of CXO roles and aim to help the executive set a vision and priorities for success. Examples include:
      • CFO Transition Lab
      • CIO Transition Lab
      • Tax Executives Transition Lab
      • Audit Executive Transition Lab
    • Scaling Edges Lab: Helps our clients take a step back and discuss how the world, their industry and their customers are changing to reimagine their business.
    • Audit Committee Lab: Helps a new audit committee Chair understand what will drive effectiveness of their committee.


    Connect with us

    Experience breakthrough at one of our South African Deloitte Greenhouse locations.

    Africa Greenhouse Leader

    Ipelegeng Thibedi