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The organisations we work in can be places of great fulfilment and of great frustration. Are you called to change the way things are done in your organisation because they’re no longer working? Do you want to inspire and motivate people, do you want highly engaged teams and great results?


We won’t come and tell you what to do - we recognise you know your business well. However, we will ask wicked questions, guide you and offer you different approaches for moving forward - whatever your challenge or context. We are committed to developing participatory leaders, teams and organisations who want to work towards transformation.

Engaged employees and teams

Imagine a team that builds strong relationships, has the conditions for openness and real communication, and co-creates wise actions. Imagine a team that deals with conflict in meaningful ways.  Imagine a healthy culture - a high-performing and happy team.


We know that all these things are possible. We have diverse ways of helping teams work through tough issues - learning to improve collaboration and amplify their contribution and impact.

 

We can mentor and coach teams in developing and applying these approaches - from making decisions to dealing with conflict. So that the positive culture you create is sustainable and continues to grow long after we are gone.

Effective leaders

An organisation is only as good as it’s leaders - and we can all be leaders. If you are ready to shift from management to leadership, we would love to work with you.

 

We can support you and your team to introduce new organisational practices, providing mentoring and skill development as you travel the path of change.

Meaningful stakeholder engagement

Perhaps you realise that one person or team can’t have all the answers, and you are facing some sticky challenges. You’ve talked with your staff or your customers, and realise that to truly maximise the wisdom - you need to get serious.

 

How can you really engage, and tap into that source of knowledge to get great results? It could be a new strategic direction, innovation, a new brand, product or service development, or anything you want real and lasting buy-in for.


We will support you to move beyond “consultation” towards authentic co-creation.

If only meetings weren’t such a waste of time, boring, ineffective or threatening... We’ve heard them all said (and we’ve said it!) Whether it’s a regular half hour catch up, or a 3 day meeting - they need to work.


What if we told you meetings could not only get great results, but that people would look forward to coming to them?

It’s all possible with some simple tools, preparation and practice. This one innovation could help shift the energy in your workplace  - improving motivation and productivity.

Better meetings
Powerful strategy

What if your strategic plan didn’t sit on a shelf and collect dust? What if your organisation had a powerful purpose and direction that all employees could work towards?


Participation, well-hosted process and trust is needed to co-create purpose, strategy, and ways forward that everyone owns and takes responsibility for. We can work with you to design a powerful strategic process, that leads to powerful strategy.

Ignite the potential of your organisation

Organisational transformation

Command and control, strong hierarchies, organisations as machines - doesn’t work so well in these complex and challenging times.

 

When you need high levels of engagement, trust, responsiveness and innovation - you need to take a different approach. If you are willing to explore different ways of organising teams, or in fact, your whole organisation, talk with us.

 

This kind of shift isn’t for the faint-hearted, and it has the potential to transform your organisation and the people in it. We can be with you for the short term or the long haul.

 

You may have been inspired, like us, by the movement towards 'next-stage organisations'. Perhaps you've read Frederic Laloux's Reinventing Organizations, or you are a fan of Ricardo Semler. You already work with Agile Scrum, or you are curious about Sociocracy, Holacracy or other responsive organisational approaches. Not sure how to start, or stuck with what to do next?


We have expertise, experience and a range of tools and methods to help move organisations to become highly effective and great places to work. 

 

While we work with others to become more participatory and self-organising - we are creating our own self-organising for-purpose enterprise, so we speak from the heart of practice and experience.

If you’re curious, think this is all great but believe these approaches ‘won’t work in my team/organisation’ - or absolutely know this way of working is for you - we would love to have a conversation with you.