To build and sustain value a business needs their teams to perform
- connect, collaborate and care
- have the collective talent to solve increasingly complex problems
- do not shy away from difference and disagreement …. and who see the same as opportunity
3 key areas to strengthen team performance
Embrace the value of a creative culture
Successful teams thrive in a business culture that embraces the value of initiative and creativity. With change dominating the business landscape, business needs to adapt and respond to this change, whilst also identifying the opportunities that change creates.
Enrich and deepen connections
High performing teams benefit from rich and deep connections between individuals. Connections that evoke a sense of belonging and inclusiveness within the individual and motivates their commitment to succeed.
Managing these connections is becoming increasing significant as the modern workplace is now a mix of employees, contractors, project based hires, and ‘members’ of the gig economy.
Commit to being of service
Teams are increasingly motivated by a sense of purpose, meaning and to making a positive experience for others. A key challenge for business is how to excite this motivation whilst also delivering value to its end-user.
To meet this challenge a business needs to be of service to its teams and not just to the end-user. Such a practice creates a desire within teams to want to deliver for the end-user versus have to deliver. And these opportunities of shared value are critical for sustaining high levels of service.
John's collaborative approach is a valuable part of the workshop planning process and his outstanding skills as a facilitator ensure that desired outcomes are consistently achieved.Katrina Jones - Australian National Maritime Museum
John is an excellent facilitator and has the amazing ability to get a group thinking along new lines and feeling enthusiastic about doing so in as little as ten minutes. His creative thinking workshops will energize and enhance the effectiveness of boards and executive teams. His conference presentations are unique and valuable.Julie Garland McLellan - Professional Non-Executive Director - Practical Board Advisor
The feedback we received was that they loved the knowledge, passion and commitment of the trainer. A sceptical participant said “it was better than I thought it would be and John was great”!Carole Betts - NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Some short articles from this last year
Getting in touch
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The Creative Thinking Sandpit
John’s really nailed the pathway to effective teams in this book by marrying team building, problem solving and creative thinking techniques with the human elements that come into play with any change process. Rarely have I found so much value-add and essential reading in the one place! – Phil Preston, Shared Value Expert.
The most important activity for any team is creating and executing projects that matter. This book provides a powerful framework where teams can come together and create such projects. Peter Cook, cofounder of Thought Leaders Business School
My latest book provides the strategies and techniques to empower teams needing to solve problems, create opportunities and improve collaboration.
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