Every complex challenges is different. What has worked well elsewhere may cause trouble in the specific environment. That’s why we tailor our approach to the environment’s specific situation.
We usually start by giving a group of people an on-the-spot experience of how people with conflicting views can be brought to the same page. We do this through getting to the root cause of question 1, the mounting conflicts, and through agreeing on the directive needed to solve it. During workshops, this took only 45 minutes. In one-on-one discussions, the fastest time achieved was two minutes.
Of course, the speed by which the results of the previous example have been achieved is an exception. There is, however, a common pattern: Exceptionally successful projects achieved this result with a fraction of the usual effort, costs and risks. One of the techniques they had applied was looking beyond common practices, boundaries and restrictions. In that respect, here is one of our guiding questions: Is there another solution that delivers a better value at a fraction of the effort, costs and risks of the proposed solution?
For your specific challenge, the following are example services from which we can start to make a difference:
• _Health checks: Particularly when earlier solution attempts have delivered insufficient results; for new initiatives, troubled projects, organisational challenges, IT and innovations.
• _Identifying executable strategies, solution frameworks and innovations: We start by identifying the changeable root causes/problems/situations hiding behind re-occurring problems, ongoing cost-savings pressures, finger- pointing and the like. In turn, they provide the guidance to quickly identify the executable strategies, frameworks and innovations.
• _Creating Agility at the Enterprise level: From hands-on experiences with 30,000 employees in one organisation. So far, we have not found any other organisation that has achieved this level. We are happy to challenge any claims to the contrary through a ‘simple’ health check.
• _Guided Self-OrganisationTM: Today, we see opposing approaches. On the one hand, there is the hierarchical organisation with, quite often, command and control practices. On the other hand, there is self-organisation. Instead of choosing one side, Guided Self-Organisation uses the specific elements of both sides that create 1 + 1 = 3, 4 or 6. Integral is a mechanism driving the organisation for the right balance between ‘as much freedom as possible’ and ‘as much direction as needed’.
• _Bridging the interaction space between central and local organisations and between best practices (question 3).
Of course, we can also help with the implementation and execution of strategies, frameworks, solutions and innovations.