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The tensions and complexities inherent in today’s organisational dynamics prevent teams from realising their FULL POTENTIAL. To change that, we must find more effective ways to:
- Rally behind an inspiring long term vision while delivering short term results,
- Align the unique talents and passions of the individual team members with the collective purpose of the team,
- Leverage the cultural diversity of global teams,
- Foster intergenerational collaboration (i.e.: inspiring Millennials),
- Unlock cross functional synergies,
- Remain true to our values in the face of external pressures
Trying to address these tensions with a command and control style of leadership will, more often than not, make things worse, create toxic tensions and threaten the stability of the entire system.
What if we did something different? What if we could hold a difficult situation long enough to drop deeper than what the surface might seem to suggest? What if the conversation that evolved out of that tension or complexity was the very thing that could transform it? And what if the new commitments, the actions, and the creative impulse that appear from this work, inspire each member of the team to rally behind a common purpose – a very clear Big Picture? Just imagine the multiple breakthroughs that would be possible then!
About the facilitators:
Visual Facilitator Vanessa Jane Smith, founder of Crafting Connection and Peter Leong of Being at Full Potential NZ. It was several years ago when we first stepped into the “space in between” our two projects, and let that inform the nature of this programme. Now, many projects later, we have witnessed the power of our synergy and are excited to further bring it out into the world.
We have recently co-created a Summit on Human Potential in the Netherlands and one on Diversity in India and will shortly be delivering one on Culture Change in New Zealand with projections in other countries.
The 2-day Full Potential Team Programme has been carefully designed to capacitate teams and resolve the most complex dilemmas they are facing. Whether it be bridging the generational divide, unlocking cross-functional / cultural/generational synergies, identifying the next breakthrough innovation or even resolving the inherent tensions between Profit and Planet or People and Productivity.
The working space that we create invites all stakeholders to show up in their FULL diversity with their different experiences and points of view. However, before engaging this diversity we first take quality time to co-create a set of shared standards & practices that unify the way in which the group will work together during these days. This process of coming together and agreeing on a set of operating principles is critical to establish a trusting platform upon which our differences can be respected and ultimately synergise in service of a greater good.
After having “set the scene” we can start engaging with the tensions and step into the questions that we don’t yet know the answers to. Being in the middle of knowing and not knowing is what we refer to as the “space in between”. By definition, this will be an uncomfortable experience but it also has the potential to be a transformational one, where new insights are revealed and tremendous creativity is unleashed.
We believe it is one of the most important and urgent skills we must learn in order for individuals, teams, and organisations to thrive now and in the future. We guarantee huge breakthroughs for groups that genuinely engage in this process!
The Five Full Potential Team Measures Posters
We have identified 5 FP Team Measures as being crucial building blocks to creating full potential teams. Crafting Connection created these hand drawn, full colour posters as part of our team training to raise awareness and inspire powerful conversations during the training. They are available for your workplace from us.