In 3 days, an international organization created their annual corporate strategy including substrategies for specific geographic areas with direct input from 80 participants.
A large retailer collaborated with its largest supplier to create an innovative win-win partnership after several years of no progress.
The CIO of a communication company restructured his entire I.T. organization, in four days, to meet changing company priorities.
Two Regional VP’s, who were former competitors, were able to jointly identify millions in new sales opportunities after being acquired by a new organization.
Faced with competing demands for changes and improvements, an organization gathered 70 key staff and developed a prioritized rollout plan for a new ERP system.
What is the "secret sauce" of an RbC Session?
RbC is based on four over-arching assumptions.
1. The answers are in the room. RbC is not about imposing outside viewpoints. It’s about having the right participants in the room to get the right answers for your organization.
2. Collaboration is not about addition but about multiplication. RbC sessions not only produce detailed actions but they also draw out innovative possibilities and allow for the emergence of new ideas.
3. People own what they create. In RbC sessions, participants are actively involved. They become emotionally invested in objectives they help to create.
4. Collaborative Session Design is the key to achieving results. RbC is not like “traditional facilitation. Senior leaders engage in defining the work to be done prior to the session. They influence the direction of the work during the session to achieve desired outcomes
What is the Real Value of Collaboration?
The answer, to this question, may seem obvious but many do not see the scope of the problem in today’s world. RbC helps organizations overcome common collaborative challenges including:
Empowering a diverse Workforce
Managing Organizational Change
Integrating remote work-teams
Discovering innovative solutions
Leveraging the power of Ideas
RbC builds effective collaboration as a foundational component of organizational health and performance. It reduces organizational friction, creates common objectives, motivates people and values their contributions.
What are typical Goals of an RbC Session?
Common objectives for Sessions include:
1. Creating specific action plans for driving organization change across business units
2. Identifying specific organizational changes that will increase performance and accelerate results
3. Aligning multiple viewpoints toward a common goal
4. Building team values across multiple disparate units
How is the Success of an RbC Session measured?
Prior to the RbC session, the RbC facilitator and Session Owner work closely together to create the Session Design. The RbC method uses a structured approach to ensure objectives and outcomes are defined clearly beforehand. The success of the RbC Session is based on accomplishing the specific outcomes and objectives.