- Our work is to ‘siloed’ – people are not aware of what others are doing.
- Insights or lessons learned are not well communicated so others make the same mistakes or reinvent the wheel
- We spent all this time to come up with a plan and now that we are rolling it out, people are resisting and objecting to it – we need better messaging.
- How do we convince people to act? To change? To adopt our goals?
Imagine leaving a meeting feeling naturally inspired, energized by new ideas, with enhanced goodwill toward your colleagues, and a shared sense of alignment and clarity for where to go next. In a highly-functioning group, ideas and experiences cross-pollinate, perspectives broaden, assumptions shift, and something new emerges that no one could have discovered alone. Sadly, many people spend a lot of time in meetings, which are boring, routine, frustrating, and do not access the ideas and perspectives of every one in the room. Here are some of the needs I often hear expressed by people in organizations and those working on positive social change: