If so, we can help you explore ways in which your team or
organization can improve and enhance its performance by:
-- creating working relationships based upon open,
honest communication and trust.
-- establishing a shared vision with clearly articulated
goals and objectives.
-- clarifying individual roles and responsibilities.
-- mapping out clear lines communication.
-- analyzing the driving forces, constraints and critical
path within your project or change initiative.
-- developing practical "next step" action plans which
build in professional accountability and follow-through.
-- strengthening consensus building and issue resolution skills.
-- developing creative approaches for problem solving.
-- establishing clear guidelines for ongoing performance
What We Offer
Our expertise lies in facilitating collaborative processes designed to
improve communication and coordination between multiple groups of
We believe that most organizations have, or can obtain, virtually all the
technical expertise they need in today's complex and demanding business
environment. However, we believe our organizational challenges lie in
effectively dealing with the process-related issues involved in:
-- team development,
-- leadership development,
-- business process redesign and
-- project management.
We believe these organizational challenges can best be met
through open communication, cooperation and collaboration.
In working with you as our client-partner, our goal will be to guide
and support you in designing and implementing fair, effective
collaborative processes designed and customized to:
-- open up communication within your team or organization,
-- encourage the free exchange and sharing of information,
-- coordinate action planning between multiple stakeholders,
-- enhance team work and collaboration, and
-- meet the immediate and long-term needs of your organization.
Our Initial Contact
In our initial contact with you, we will want to find out more about:
-- your current organizational needs and challenges,
-- your values, and
-- your goals and objectives.
We will also share more with you about our approach to consulting and
facilitation, and we will respond to any questions you may have about
the services we provide. Our eventual goal will be to jointly determine
if there is a match between your organizational needs and our consulting/
Preassessment and Planning
When we agree to work together, our next step -- prior to facilitating
any collaborative work process or meeting -- will be to conduct a
During this initial planning phase, we will work closely with you, and
with any other key stakeholders who will be actively involved with or
impacted by our work in your organization, to determine the primary
needs and issues of your team or organization
Not only will this preassessment help to strengthen our understanding
of the potential scope of work, this early involvement of multiple
stakeholders will create greater trust and "buy-in" among the
participants, well in advance of any facilitated meetings.
We can enter into and work with your organization at any of several levels:
1. At the team level, we will focus on:
project management and coordination, especially with:
-- complex projects
-- multiple stakeholders
-- tight constraints (time, budget, staffing, etc.)
team development, especially in:
-- creating and managing cross-functional work teams,
-- enhancing high performance team work, and
-- managing conflict.
2. At the organizational level, we will focus on systemic issues
-- creating your organization's strategic vision,
-- implementing your organization's goals and objectives, and
-- developing an organizational culture which will support the
implementation of these goals and objectives.
3. At the executive level, we will focus on developing and cultivating
the "facilitative leadership" skills needed to utilize the full potential
within your organization.
Because we believe every consulting relationship and collaborative
partnership is unique, we customize and tailor all of our facilitated
process designs to meet the specific needs, issues and concerns
of the stakeholders with whom we are working.
All decisions regarding the scope of work, and the level/focus of
our intervention will be made jointly, based upon the results of
our preassessment and our on-going dialogue with you.
For more information about how each facilitated process
will be designed and implemented, please see:
Our Facilitation Style
How a Facilitated Session Works