Organizations benefit from giving themselves a strategic
"rebooting" from time to time. It can be tough to put aside the very
real operational and administrative concerns to focus long term on seeking new
strategic alternatives and remaking strategic choices about the investment of
management attention and financial resources. The Co-Creativity Institute
specializes in setting an environment and context which allows contentious
issues to be talked about complexly, creatively, and strategically.
We are expert at developing an
understanding of organizational and strategic dynamics with interviews and
other data collection before leading intensive meetings designed to develop
a shared strategic understanding of opportunities and threats, design new
strategic approaches, and build cohesiveness among the executives in
delivering on the details of the new strategies.
We operate from a few key principles:
We can successfully organize an entire strategy process, or integrate our
support into an ongoing process and/or retreat. Our contribution is to
make sure that participants get into a the strategic parts of their brains, that
issues do not get blocked by organizational structure or organizational beliefs
and paradigms. Once issues and opportunities emerge, our team works to
help the participants reach some kind of closure and consensus on these critical
elements. As part of the preparation for the meeting, we gather input from
some or all of the attendees by visit, phone, or Internet survey.
During the meeting we review classic strategic insights and help the
participants apply various well proven tools to more clearly understand and
discuss the dynamics of the department’s opportunities and goals. As
appropriate, we can integrate specific approaches to strategy the organization
has selected as appropriate, including popular management books. We also
capture the stream of interaction and, after the meeting, summarize the
information, ideas, and insights generated by the meeting in a report that will
generally be made available to all attendees. As ideas and alternatives
emerge during the process, participants will be encouraged to format them in
ways (such as budget requests and amendments to corporate standards) which fit
departmental and organizational decision making processes.
Our goal is for the strategic and executive team to leave with a clearer idea
of each other's goals and perspectives, a common sense of the organization's
mission, strategy, and tactics, and relationships among attendees that will
greatly facilitate the implementation of the strategy based changes and tactics.
The Co-Creativity Institute 551 Roosevelt Road Suite 112 Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137 USA
(630) 221-9456 http://www.cocreativity.com