Who doesn’t know the usual dilemma that mercilessly haunts us all in different contexts: We have well-founded, tested and, from our point of view, helpful contents that we want to pass on to interested parties. But how? In what form? In what way exactly? And not again so …
As an experienced senior consultant in the FACT Consulting team, I encounter this question more and more often. Because our clients expect something “new”, with a touch of “innovation” and of course “completely risk-free in application”. And it should be ” easily under the skin “, almost unnoticeable, but still “very energizing!”.
We have achieved very good results in this area of tension by combining or suitably combining different approaches. Because this creates new stimuli and helpful networks – not least in the brain, where creative potential is thus released.
Courageously connecting borders – or “Neighbors’ cherries are still the best”.
So what to do in practice? As is so often the case, it takes a bit of courage – but only at first glance – to combine unrelated topics in a profitable way. To do this, we first recall the example of strategy work, where scenic representations are also helpful to be able to work on culture and communication topics in a practical way.
Now we are going one decisive step further. Therefore, we do not just build a single (lateral thinking) element into the usual framework (e.g. scenic presentation in strategy work), but shift the whole framework into a different context.
For example, if we want to delve into the topic of “leadership in organizations” with a focus on excellent collaboration, into what helpful context can this be specifically transposed? Asked is almost done.
Become an active part of the “solution
You can already hear it quite literally: it is the music, excellently rehearsed and performed. We experience leadership by means of an orchestra rehearsal, where we sit in the middle of the musicians and experience the conductor in his leadership role in front of us. This is directly about important leadership issues:
- Goal clarification → “How is the piece to be interpreted?”
- Team coordination → “How should the different parts of the orchestra contribute?”
- Communication → “What does it sound like from the front?”
- (Corporate) Culture → “How do we deal with mistakes?”
When you get to experience working in an orchestra firsthand, you quickly realize the challenges. The sound is completely different from different points of view, and it takes a great deal of sensitivity and agility on the part of the musicians to achieve harmony.
And that really gets under the skin. You notice the difference, immediately, directly. When the energy level in the orchestra synchronizes, you get carried away and become part of the piece. Hard and soft facts merge into a work of art.
In addition, the leadership topics are deepened in the reflection with the conductor and variants are tested through experiments. There’s also laughing and trying things out.
Now all you have to do is take action yourself – or “opportunity makes the thief”.
But where can I experience something like that, you may now ask. It’s easy: register now for the EFQM Forum 2018 and become an active part of the “Symphony of Excellence” this fall. How many other opportunities do you have to look over the shoulder of an entire orchestra or take the lead as a conductor?
The early bird rate is valid until the end of June – become a member of the 18. and October 19, 2018 part of the symphony – the depth effect is guaranteed!