System Transformation for Cooperative Advantage

Is this Service for You?   It is for visionary organizations and business units that want to transform their business design to deliver superior performance through outstanding cooperation among employees, customers, business partners, and other collaborators. It is highly scalable and can work for organizations of any size. Typical clients are sector leaders and innovative niche players.

Most business designs and transformation efforts fall short because they are not designed to effectively unlock the combined potential of employees, partners and stakeholders and deliver superior performance in today’s dynamic business environments.

Yet today we have the knowledge necessary to do better.

  • Traditionally we focused primarily on what we could see and measure, tangible structures, processes, and assets, and we assumed the world was rational, predictable and slow.
  • Yet today’s world is not predictable. Creativity, innovation, and collective effort are driven by the intangibles that affect how we interrelate and work together.
  • New findings in fields — such as strategy, creativity, positive organization, positive psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics — provide new insight into how to manage uncertainty and intangibles and deliver performance in today’s dynamic interrelated world.

This offering provides you with the shared vision, business design, and customized game plan you need to realize Cooperative Advantage across your business system and deliver superior performance. It:

  • Is designed for your world where change is the only constant and the best employees and partners have a choice
  • Is practical yet grounded by leading research in fields such as strategy, creativity, positive organization, positive psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics
  • Leverages the collective strengths of your employees, customers, suppliers, business partners and other stakeholders who work effectively together with more trust, less wasted effort and greater results for all
  • Results in a clear vision, business design, and prioritized sequenced pathway for transitioning your organization and business system from where you are today to where you need to be to harness outstanding cooperation and deliver superior performance.

Throughout our work together we help you:

  • Combine collective insight with co-creation among a broad set of your stakeholders
  • Act in ways where people work together from the best versions of themselves
  • Leverage collective strengths, identify gaps to be filled, and determine how to best build missing capabilities, especially intangible ones, that foster innovation and operational excellence
  • Determine how to best integrate learning and development throughout your organization so that you can deeply embed the new behaviors and skills you need most

We tailor our assistance to best meet your needs:

  • We customize our work to fit your situation and typically make use of a series of team working and governance sessions with one or more large group convenings.
  • Our overall process includes:
    • Discovery, assessment and framing to understand strengths, gaps and opportunities
    • Envisioning the future state
    • Designing and rapid prototyping specific initiatives including business models, measurement systems, development programs and governance mechanisms
    • Planning for deployment, and governance of initiatives as well as capacity building and ongoing improvement.
  • We leverage and supplement the work you have already done and make use of techniques, such as the W-Holistic Appreciative Inquiry summit, to effectively engage, envision and create with the whole system.

Your first step is a complimentary strategy session where we better understand your situation and help determine how Transforming for Cooperative Advantage might best help you.

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