34% is satisfied

(Source: Ruysdael research on connected leadership)

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We all know our task and interdependencies (people/information/activities)

Much time and money is lost because interdependicies between people, systems and tasks are not known. This creates rework and hampers the quality of work. From a survey among 500+ professionals it shows that 34% is convinced but 25% is not convinced that alle team members know their task and interdependencies.

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. We can discuss this factor using the following success markers:

  • Shared vision
  • Coherent overview
  • Interdependencies
  • Motivating outcome
  • Translate big picture

Micro-interventions

Individual improvement

Find interdependencies by focussing on practical use and the group by using these awareness questions:

  • How will ‘this’ work in practice?
  • Who is involved and what is my role in the group?
  • In what way does the quality of my task depends on other actions, information or people?

Team improvement

  • Stimulate forward thinking (how will this look like?);
  • Be specific about activities and relevant information
  • Visualize interdependencies

Other interventions

Create clear definitions of the scope of work, the roles involved, groups tasks and individual tasks.

Use tools to:

  • Define critical paths of activities
  • Document system dependencies
  • Improve information flow in the team
  • Stakeholder analysis