Kick-off meetings &
Cultural and goal alignment
Innovation, Improvement &
Recognition, new leaf and
closure ceremonial events
When to use a Facilitator
Conferences; Mergers & Acquisitions; Restructures&
Relocations; Team Building; Kick-off Meetings; Strategic Change;
Reorganisation; Cultural Evolution; Knowledge sharing; Problem solving;
Workshops; Whole company meetings; Market research; Strategic planning;
Kick-off sales and marketing conferences that provide a unique and
memorable experience for participants
Meetings that set strategy, align culture, put plans into action
and sustain change.
Innovation programs that stimulate cross function communication
and knowledge sharing.
Scalable meetings from a few to many
hundreds using a consistent set of tools and processes.
Extraordinary teambuilding activities, either indoor or outdoor
using the latest self organising technologies.
Achievement of maximum results
in minimum time.
What if your lowest paid
employee has within them the idea that will grow and sustain your
business for a lifetime? How would you know? How will you find out?
Everything you need for a
lifetime of success in business and life is already available either within you and within your reach - you just
don't know it yet. That you or your lowest paid employee, have the seeds
to next big idea or a solution to that problem is not as crazy as it
Whilst strategy and direction
come from the hierarchy, innovative ideas and solutions are available
everywhere. By aligning formal structures with and informal networks
you'll be able to solve problems and apply strategy with unexpected ease.
We will change your world by
helping you tap into the inner resources of you and your team. Our role
is to help you facilitate business growth, performance improvement,
strategy & innovation, sustainable change and corporate &
personal healing. You will benefit from improved sales and profits,
continuous innovation, clear strategy, increased energy, full buy-in to
change, reduced fear and elimination of blame.
Bust silos and bureaucracy to enable the free flow of information
and knowledge sharing to stimulate innovation.
Reconnect with corporate values that may have been diminished
through past excesses and poor leadership options.
Rekindle leaders, employees, directors and stakeholders
belief in themselves.
Assist leaders struggling with siege mentality generated by
decades of blame, change fatigue and resistance to new initiatives.
Improve corporate fitness through faster and more effective
problem diagnosis and decision making
Facilitate effective, energising meetings, conferences and
workshops that continually rebuild culture and fully engage participants.
Businesses are continually
evolving in order to survive and prosper. The creation of a strategy is
increasingly an evolving process rather than a fixed project. Such a
process needs to engage larger numbers of people in the organisation to
ensure that all relevant facts are considered and that optimal solutions
are created. Such wider participation also ensures greater degrees of
ownership and understanding to enable successful change.
Business team planning events;
Strategic business meetings; Sales conferences and sales management
events; Top-team reviews and ad-hoc issues resolution sessions; Cross
function meetings; Whole company planning meetings
A frequent response in trying
to bring about better performance is to restructure or establish new
functions. The key issues are to establish some rapport within the group
of people, to understand each others' roles and how
they can work together. Inevitably, it takes time to establish a fully
performing team but the process can be accelerated by an early workshop
to create a more effective team.
Functional start-ups and role
changes; Mergers and acquisitions; Integration of business teams and
functions into larger businesses
Most of the required knowledge
lies within the organisation but can be readily supplemented with small
amounts of expert knowledge. Hence we have helped clients by designing
and facilitating workshops which use internal
expert presenters for disseminating requisite knowledge to a wider
audience. Content experts have been included as appropriate.
Examples of such workshops are:
Innovation programs; Cross
function communications; Silo busting; Leadership development
People in organisations often
behave in similar ways because they share the same values and beliefs (at
least to some extent). This enables more efficient communication and
working. Hence the interest in 'changing the culture'. However cultures
evolve over many years and are unlikely to be changed overnight other
than by radical management overhaul and even then culture can endure. Even
with this proviso, culture is an important and pervasive issue which needs to addressed.
Integrating businesses with
very different histories; Creating customer focus; Building common
vision; Creating networks and team working
As corporate healers we provide
essential therapy to businesses traumatized by mergers, acquisitions,
restructures, market shake-outs, extended below
par performance or leadership change.
Our methods help eliminate
ingrained fearful, negative and self limiting cultures that lead to high
levels of staff turnover, stress and sick leave and missing performance
Developing leadership skills,
stimulating cross functional knowledge sharing and communication, team
reconstruction, whole business involvement in strategy planning, self
coaching systems for all employees, stimulating creativity and innovation
and above all having fun at work.
The business case for better
meetings is clear. Terrible meetings seriously impact business
performance. The opportunity time lost in appalling meetings is
irrecoverable. The ROI on the massive time invested in dreadful meetings
cannot be justified.
The seven sins of deadly
as published in Fast Company
Magazine April/May 1996 include:
People don't take meetings
Meetings are too long
People wander off the topic
Nothing happens after the
meeting - no action
People don't tell the truth
People aren't prepared for
meetings -critical data missing
Meetings never seem to improve
Group facilitation skills and
tools are more valuable to effective leadership outcomes than presenting
Poorly conducted meetings will
undo every positive strategic, cultural and innovation initiative
Well conducted meetings
significantly increase employee engagement and buy-in
Creativity and Innovation:
Steps towards innovation
Understand the nature of
Develop creativity across the
Eliminate barriers to
Transform creativity into
Turn innovation into
sustainable strategic competitive advantage
What could be achieved if
innovation and performance were seamlessly integrated?
The organisational structure
providing the highest energy merges the informal network that drives
innovation with the formal structures that drive performance. The result
is a fast flowing, errorless processes that deliver outputs seamlessly to
customers whilst achieving mutually shared objectives.
Yet this vision is only rarely
attained due to ‘silos’ that create barriers
between teams. Silos undermine the effectiveness of the organisation,
drain energy, slow responsiveness times, limit innovation and create
political cultures focused more on internal issues than delivering
products and services to customers.
Drive change and innovation.
"Silo Busting" is
about breaking down the debilitating silo walls.
Common-sense tools and
processes that can be used for immediate impact and which enable more
effective integrated communication and cross team collaboration.
Silo Busting tools can be
quickly learned and used by leaders and change agents within
organisations so that new practices can become self sustaining.
How much more could be achieved
if everyone were fully engaged in the change
Engaging employees, suppliers,
customers is becoming harder and harder. Big table meetings, PowerPoint
presentations are now old hat and 'talking to" people can be a waste
of time. Cutting up the boardroom table into small pieces is recommended.
People are best engaged in a
small table meeting, like a cafe. As soon as more than six people sit
around a big table, the dynamic changes significantly. The big table
power power play reduces the effectiveness of
that meeting and buy-in from the participants.
Learn "small table"
techniques that will reduce the time spent on meetings whilst
significantly increasing the potential for better, more informed
Group problem solving
Business and community