Slowing down, integrating Think-Feel-Do, and reflecting lead to congruent action, high trust, and productivity in organisational life.
Aldo’s reminder in the Red Blue simulation, “You managers have forgotten that we have dreams too,” propelled us onto an extraordinary journey, challenging conventional paths. Embracing everyone’s dreams can create an energizing organization, productive and fair, where strategic intent motivates individuals to excel—an Organization of the Future.
ollaborative Enquiry balances profit and people objectives for sustainable success. By nurturing a culture of trust and addressing issues, high-performance teams deliver strategic aims and improved productivity.
In 2005, the author joined friends Rosemary and Pauline on a trip to visit their artist friend Hector Jandany, a Warmun elder. The journey allowed the author to witness the Aboriginal concept of community over self and the interconnectedness of all things. Hector’s wisdom and connection to his environment left a lasting impression.
One of the most pronounced changes that can be made to develop a Collaborative Workplace is a shift in the way employees, teams and projects are managed on a day-to-day basis.
Building individual connections within the team fosters constructive, self-sufficient, and interdependent work. Direct communication cuts delays and strengthens relationships, leading to better collaboration, respect, and enjoyment at work.
Once co-workers form independent relationships, they connect these micro-collaborations to create a circular communication wheel. Commitment to team goals drives momentum and transforms the manager’s role from control to encouragement.
The Collaborative Wheel gains momentum as the manager adopts a shared leadership style, empowering experts and facilitating conflict resolution. Increased productivity and morale result in a thriving Collaborative Culture.
Completion of Hay Group ESCI accreditation in 2012 led to 40 successful interventions improving emotional intelligence (EQ) and creating high-performance teams, resulting in enhanced productivity and improved relationships.