49% is dissatisfied

(Source: Ruysdael research on connected leadership)

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We experience a seamless flow of activities

Research shows that one of the biggest dissatisfiers in teamwork is the lack of a natural workflow. Waiting for others, who seem not to be able to complete their actions, reduces the task cohesion as well as the social cohesion in a group. It is mainly caused by an insufficient shared context or poor 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

Balance, focus and alignment foster the experience a flow state. Balance is a personal feeling that arises from determination, setting the right priorities and a certain rhythm and regularity in the way we work and rest.

Awareness questions:

  • What do I need to work in a natural flow?
  • What do I feel is important and urgent?
  • What needs to be aligned in order to get sustainable results?

Team improvement

  • Before starting up activities check a common frame of reference on deliverables, approach en dependencies
  • Increase the group competence to focus on the bigger picture and specific dependencies between team members
  • Focus on a logical and seamless flow of activities and information.

Other interventions

  • Proper scaling of deliverables, workpackages and tasks
  • Clear responsibilities for everyone
  • Focus on overall planning and flow

Use methods for

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