Just because a group of people is labelled a “team” doesn’t mean that they know how to work together effectively.
We run engaging and enjoyable workshops to help diverse and multi-cultural teams open up communication channels, increase appreciation for diversity, remove barriers, and promoting greater collaboration within and between teams. The result? Happier, healthier, and more productive people, all working towards the same goals.
Every team and organisation is different, and every solution we offer is tailored to your needs. If you’d like to have a chat about what you’re thinking about and learn more about how we can help, get in touch for a free exploration session.
Some of the tools we use
We use an instrument called TetraMap® to help individuals and teams understand themselves and others better, communicate and collaborate more effectively, and harness the diversity within their team or organisation.
Developed in New Zealand, this simple but powerful tool uses the classical 4 elements of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire as a metaphor. This approach establishes a common language to talk about behaviours instead of personal traits, and we use it to:
- Improve performance
- Build better teams
- Reduce silo working
- Develop organisational culture
- Plan and evaluate projects and activities
- Develop leadership
Our founder, Suzanne Whitby, is a Certified TetraMap® Facilitator.
Creativity & innovation tools
We believe that creativity and innovation can be harnessed everyday, in all sorts of ways, to help individuals and teams rekindle their courage, hone their intuition, come up with new ideas and new approaches to old problems, rediscover their mojo, and move forward.
Some of the tools we draw on include:
- The BIG Qs
- Parallel Thinking Process (based on Edward de Bono’s six thinking hats)
- Design thinking
- Mind mapping
- Out-of-the-box Thinking®
- Blue Ocean Canvas
- Analogy Thinking
We’re constantly researching new tools and building them into our experiential learning. Ask us for details!
Facilitation tools & methods
When working with groups, we adopt a facilitative approach because we find that this is the best way to create a space for awareness, learning, and change. We work primarily in a virtual environment, owing in the past to the distributed nature of the teams we supported, and now owing to the changes introduced during the COVID years. We’ve tried and tested all our tools in virtual settings to ensure engagement and interaction. We draw on a rich set of tools and methods to design productive and insightful workshops, including:
- ICA’s Technology of Participation (ToP)
- The Art of Hosting
- World Café
- Liberating Structures
- Open Space Technology
- Participatory Tools and Techniques
- Narrative Techniques
- Graphic Facilitation
- Embodied Methodologies
Plus practical tools like Mural, Miro, Padlets, Flinga, polls, online questionnaires, Google Docs, Zoom, Teams and many more (they seem to multiply daily!)
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