Unlocking latent value throughout your organisation is the Holy Grail of culture change. But as with the Holy Grail, many set out – only to fail.
So what's different about our approach?
The answer can be summed up in two words – creative conversation.
Creative conversation is a form of engagement that consciously strives to create something positive in every interaction, with everyone. It's not based on abstract theory but rooted in the detailed nitty-gritty of how we human beings connect with each other when we're at our best – and it's precisely there, in the nitty-gritty, that it delivers value.
Less a quest for the Holy Grail. More a 3-Stage route map to hidden treasure.
We conduct a survey with a representative sample of your people – including the CEO and members of the Senior Leadership Team/Board – to assess their view of how the organisation’s current reality rates against key criteria of a strong human network.
This highlights the key strengths and – crucially – areas for improvement and informs the co-design of Stage 2.
We then co-design and deliver a ten-week programme of creative conversation for carefully chosen pioneer cohort – including the CEO, members of the Senior Leadership Team/Board and a selection of ‘ambassadors’ identified by you.
The programme is centred on a series of weekly two-hour webinars, supported by e-learning materials, peer-to-peer support groups and 1-2-1 coaching for each participant.
Measures of success are co-designed with you – tailored to your specific needs – and co-evaluated during and at the end of the programme.
We then deliver an accreditation programme for two internal candidates, chosen from the Pioneer Group, to prepare them to lead the roll-out of the programme across the organisation.
The chosen candidates will be trained up and shadowed by one of our coaches through a second series of workshops with the next cohort of 12 ‘ambassadors’.
On completion of the three stages you will thus have a new training function in place to lead the roll-out of the programme to the critical mass of employees (25-30%) that research has shown is needed to permanently embed the culture of creative conversation across your whole organisation.