Organizations need the intelligence, commitment, creativity, and energy of all of its members. The collective intelligence and creativity of a team is far greater than individual contributions. Our facilitation process unites individuals to a common vision, mission, and goals, who support each other and who will fully utilize member resources.
In organizational transformation work, it is necessary to determine the level of entropy inherent in your culture, in your leadership, and in your employees. This is the initial step and foundational work that enables long-term sustainable change initiatives to be successfully implemented.
Are you creating groups or teams? What is the difference between a group and a team?
A group is a collection of individuals who come together to share information, coordinate efforts, achieve a task, and mainly pursue their own individual goals and work independently. A team is a cohesive group of individuals who are committed to achieving a common goal, who support each other; who fully utilize member resources and have closely linked roles. There are 10 primary Traits of High-Performance Teams.
Most organizations talk about teamwork yet the reality is that most teams aren’t teams at all. They are groups of individual relationships with a boss each vying with the others for power, prestige, and position.
What is required to build and facilitate cohesion, innovation and creativity?
Cultural conditions that nurture cohesion, innovation, and creativity. An organization must structurally integrate innovation into their operating processes and encourage and celebrate employee creativity. The corporate culture should design their mission and vision from a value-based management system and the employees should have a shared vision along with shared values. The Cultural Design Group’s approach is to lay the foundation for cultural transformation using Cultural Transformation Tools to assess the degree of cultural, leadership, and employee alignment. We utilize Barrett’s Seven Levels of Consciousness Model. To begin organization transformational work, it is necessary to determine the level of entropy inherent in your culture, in your leadership, and in your employees. Having this baseline data, we will design specific programs to get you to your desired culture, a culture that will enable innovation, creativity, internal cohesion, employee fulfillment, and long-term profitability.
Using our facilitation approach, your organization will:
• Clarify the values needed to achieve your mission and vision
• Develop cohesive vision, mission, and values statements
• Promote a more democratic way of thinking and decision making
• Unleash the inherent creativity and knowledge within your teams
• Build highly cohesive and high-performance teams
• Get teams to set and achieve stretch goals
• Engage teams in process improvement
• Systematically solve organizational problems and minimize the
dysfunction in your teams
• Manage interpersonal dynamics
• Derive better decisions
• Run efficient and effective meetings
Our Core Facilitation Values
- Valid and Truthful Information
- Freedom of Choice