a2Results formula

Innovation thrives on human interaction. Everything we use or will use in our daily life is the result of combined knowledge, experience and labor of others. Successful results come from groups which interact in ways that energize and organize the collective effort and capabilities.

Human factors determine to a large extent what level of sustainability we are able to reach.  The following seven human success factors accelerate the collective potential to succeed.

For more specific information see: success markers

shared context

Success factor: Shared context

A context is our personal story, perception or experience that frames the way we think and act. In groups the collective context, a coherent and shared ‘big picture’ of results and approach, stimulates co-creation and the willingness to participate.

The success strategy: We all recognize the big picture and we are willing to work together towards a collective outcome.

co-creation

Success factor: Co-creation

Co-creation is about synergy between interdependent professionals. It is a high performance way of collaboration, based on presence, agility and a seamless flow of ideas, information and activities.

The success strategy: Work together, be powerful and smart. We inspire each other and we proactively align towards achieving sustainable results.

co-leadership

Success factor: Co-leadership

Co-leadership, a mutual feeling of being empowered to take initiative, is one of the key factors for achieving an integrated and sustainable outcome.

The success strategy: Take initiative. We inspire others by example to engage and to interact towards an integrated and sustainable outcome.

Interpersonal communication

Success factor: Communication

Interpersonal communication is the most important success factor for any group of people. When the quality is high it creates a common and practical frame of reference for the task at hand. When the quality is poor the chance of rework and frustration increases.

The success strategy: Be fit and tune in. We connect to each other and include mutual thoughts and feelings into new information and meaning.

knowledge transfer

Success factor: Learning and knowledge transfer

Teams that want to achieve a sustainable outcome need to learn in order to adapt to the dynamic world in which information and interdependencies constantly change. Collective learning, transferring knowledge about dependencies and the root cause of problems, increases the collective ability to anticipate to future events.

The success strategy: Anticipate by learning together. We share and apply our knowledge and experience into our daily practice in order to better anticipate to future challenges and situations.

Adaptivity

Success factor: Adaptivity

New situations might require another approach. Both as a person and as a group we need ‘to make a new path’ of thinking and doing. This and a healthy interaction between people facilitates the group flexibility and its ability to adapt to unforeseen situations and events.

The success strategy: Think big & act agile. When needed we facilitate a well balanced change of underlying systems, structures and mindsets.

authentic action

Success factor: Authentic action

Authentic Action comes from the core of our beliefs and being, and contributes to the world around us. Our motivation increases when we focus on how our personal actions connect to and contribute to the bigger business ecosystem that we are a part of.

The success strategy: Focus on added value. We balance personal and collective choices in line with the bigger business ecosystem that we feel a part of.