Process & Plans
For teams that seem stuck in their development, we find exactly where the pain points are and work to move beyond them.
We scientifically pinpoint the areas in which your team needs help and customize solutions to get teams out from their problem areas.
LISTEN – Our Free-to-You Gift of Time and Intuition
We start out by having a 30-minute phone call, Zoom meeting, or in-person meeting – our gift to you. Many times, clients come to us with what they think might be their team’s problems, but we want to explore things more deeply. How you describe your team and its presenting problems are our first clues into understanding its primary obstacles to great teaming. We ask clarifying questions to dive deeper.
Understanding your needs and the team’s potential problem areas becomes the springboard to help it succeed.
Before we formulate a plan of action for your team’s development, you and your team take the TeamAcumen™ Framework Assessment to further evaluate the current state of the team. Team members rate their team on the Assessment’s 78-questions covering anything from team norms to awareness, team decision-making to customer focus, and team agility to co-creation. Anonymity is key in the assessment to remove biases and social pressure in our evaluation.
From our discussion on the assessment findings and your feedback, we will share with you two or three customized options for your team’s development. These may be monthly intensive in-person workshops, or asynchronous learning with deep diving into topics that then become the focus of in-person team development workshops at different points throughout our involvement.
Some form of in-person learning is suggested because of the need for the human interaction, and our ability to experience the team’s initial and subsequent dynamics in person. This helps the team envision “What do you wish for in this team?”, “What does this look like?” and “How will you know when you’ve achieved this?” and make this part of their own desired future. We discuss with you and create a planned approach based on your selected scenario.
Based on our co-created solutions and schedules, we plan all workshop and learning activities to start our tasks with your team.
We want to keep you in the loop as we progress; we will build-in checkpoints with you to let you know how the team is progressing. If there are new concerns or reasons to celebrate, we will keep each other informed.
Cultural Strategies, LLC offers a number of plans suited to any size organization. Whether you have a team that could work more efficiently or an entire enterprise in need of finding themselves.
For Most Teams
3 Months minimum
Outcomes: Knowledge Parsing to Moderate Cultural Change
Cross-Functional or Mid-Level Teams
3 Months to 2 Years
Outcomes: Significant Development; the ability to hand-off projects to other teams without dropping balls, while making good use of personal talents on each side of the hand-off
6 Months to 2 Years
Outcomes: Extreme Development; uses every persons’ talents to benefit the entire team. Improves the flexibility of team members in agility and co-creation; allows team to define and use “good conflict” for accomplishing Strategic Objectives while honoring the individual skills, talents, and goodness of each individual
For Enterprises and their Teams
Departmental / Divisional
May be done as a Pilot Project
3 Months minimum (depending on team size and desired outcome)
Outcomes: Knowledge Parsing to Significant Cultural Change
Because each organization is different, reach out to us to discuss:
• Desired outcomes
• Number of employees
• Number of inter-related groups, departments, or divisions
• Cost of services
Two Day workshop
Service: Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Outcomes: Switch the focus of your teams from “one-upmanship” practices into fully functioning, collaborative teams. Build trust at every level and accelerate good outcomes
Cultural Strategies, LLC’s Creed
Everything we do in Cultural Strategies is in service of helping our clients’ businesses turn the corner on organizational construct change. We are part of a movement – the worldwide movement of Teal – where:
Business work is done by small, self-managed teams of people – even if we have 10,000 employees;
Every employee, from the CEO to the entry-level employee, show up as themselves within their own wholeness and beauty, warts and all, yet we value each other in this extreme beauty;
We listen for the evolution of the organization – we take the organization where it wants to go.