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Improvement & sustainability
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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; Interactive MC
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
that stimulate cross function communication and knowledge
from a few to many hundreds using a consistent set of tools
teambuilding activities, either indoor or outdoor using the
latest self organising technologies.
Achievement of maximum results in minimum time.
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 sounds.
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.
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.
corporate values that may have been diminished through past
excesses and poor leadership options.
employees, directors and stakeholders belief in themselves.
struggling with siege mentality generated by decades of blame,
change fatigue and resistance to new initiatives.
fitness through faster and more effective problem diagnosis
and decision making
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
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
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
and role changes; Mergers and acquisitions; Integration of
business teams and functions into larger businesses
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.
of such workshops are:
Innovation programs; Cross function communications; Silo
busting; Leadership development
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.
businesses with very different histories; Creating customer
focus; Building common vision; Creating networks and team
corporate healers we provide essential therapy to businesses
traumatized by mergers, acquisitions, restructures, market
shake-outs, extended below par performance or leadership change.
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 targets.
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
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.
seven sins of deadly meetings
published in Fast Company Magazine April/May 1996 include:
People don't take
Meetings are too
People wander off
after the meeting - no action
People don't tell
prepared for meetings -critical data missing
Meetings never seem
skills and tools are more valuable to effective leadership
outcomes than presenting and influencing.
meetings will undo every positive strategic, cultural and
meetings significantly increase employee engagement and buy-in
nature of creativity
creativity across the business
barriers to creativity
creativity into innovation
into sustainable strategic competitive advantage
could be achieved if innovation and performance were seamlessly
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.
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
Drive change and
"Silo Busting" is
about breaking down the debilitating silo walls.
and processes that can be used for immediate impact and which
enable more effective integrated communication and cross team
Silo Busting tools
can be quickly learned and used by leaders and change agents
within organisations so that new practices can become self
more could be achieved if everyone were fully engaged in the
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.
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
Learn "small table"
techniques that will reduce the time spent on meetings whilst
significantly increasing the potential for better, more informed
Group problem solving