38% is not satisfied

(Source: Ruysdael research on connected leadership)

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We proactively align our actions towards a comprehensive outcome

A survey among 500 + professionals shows that we are mostly dissatisfied (45% neutral, 38% dissatisfied) about well-timed and coherent alignment of activities.  This lack of alignment costs extra energy (switching between tasks, starting up again) and blocks the flow of activities. In many cases the cause of poor alignment is a poor collectieve context or insufficient quality of communication.

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

  • Who knows what
  • Proactive alignment
  • Seamless flow
  • Inspire each other
  • Improve together

Micro-interventions

Individual improvement

Start with a proactive attitude. Use forward thinking to find actions or issues that interrelate with others.

Ask yourself:

  • What is our specific plan of action and how do I fit in?
  • What will probably happen in case of misalignment?
  • How could I approach this in a smart way?

Team improvement

  • Work together to achieve a shared vision of deliverables, approach and interdependencies of systems, activities and roles.
  • Trigger attention to the bigger picture by asking dependency questions, e.g.: who will be effected in case you do not deliver with the right quality?
  • Create a team focus on the work- and information sequence to visualise an optimal flow.

Other interventions

  • Scale activities (not to big, not to small) for optimal flow
  • Make sure everybody is aware of  the individual task and role
  • Find the ritme and timing of interrelated activities

Apply mdethods for:

  • Setting up a product- or workflow diagram
  • Visualising dependencies