What is Interest-Based Problem-Solving?

It is estimated that employees spend 42% of their time engaging in or attempting to resolve conflict and 20% of Managers time is consumed with conflict related issues. Masters and Albright (2002), in The Complete Guide to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace, point out that people thrive on conflict in most areas of their lives–football games, political debates, legal … Continue reading What is Interest-Based Problem-Solving?

How to create an environment​ for breakthrough results in any team.

Team breakthroughs require a combination of skill and expertise,  constructive interpersonal behaviour and systems thinking. How big the breakthrough is depends on the quality of the decision, multiplied by the degree to which the decision is accepted by those who must implement it.  Quality and Acceptance is brought about through consensus decision making. Skill and … Continue reading How to create an environment​ for breakthrough results in any team.

Team Development – Using Simulations

Survival Simulation Series exercises require team members to work together effectively to deal with life-threatening situations. These simulations can be used as icebreakers, to establish Constructive norms within a new work group, or to introduce members to the value of synergy or to gauge their synergistic problem-solving skills. How Simulations work Synergy occurs when the interactive … Continue reading Team Development – Using Simulations

Collective problem solving – three tips to make it work better.

For collective problem solving to be really effective there are three things to get right: 1. Get the right people in the room. It seems obvious but often goes unchecked. Do you have the subject matter expertise in the room or, at a minimum, do you have access to them? Are the decision makers present … Continue reading Collective problem solving – three tips to make it work better.