The Dynamic Collaboration Approach starts from three critical relationships that determine the quality of collaborative thinking:
– The design of work, where we zoom in on the difference that individual collaborators have to make and how to rethink the connection between meaningful assignments. Our systemic approach uncovers the organizational structure patterns through which effective strategy realization takes place and is complementary to functional, result-oriented frameworks of functions and roles.
– The individual decision-making of employees, focusing on the individual perspective-taking from which one reinterprets assignments and the extent to which this affects the quality of thoughtful action. The insights and practices build on recent insights into how problem handling and motivational fields evolve throughout life. This approach is complementary to the competency- and skills-focused perspectives.
– Team dynamics, where we look at how teams deal with integrating the diversity of perspectives. We assume that different mutually reinforcing dialogue spaces are needed in any organized collaborative environment. This approach is complementary to frameworks that view teamwork from complementary styles and roles.
The following figure outlines the three critical questions from the Dynamic Collaboration approach.
The application makes the quality of collaboration transparent, from the relationship between work design, employee decision-making, and team dynamics. The results help you to understand the root causes of quality problems, difficult strategy translation throughout the organization, lack of agility, or lack of results from innovation initiatives.
The Dynamic Collaboration Application allows you to measure the quality of thoughtful action at the individual and team levels. The application was developed with support from the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Agency (Vlaio) and is currently being used in more than 20 companies to build more targeted change management interventions. These interventions range from rethinking various sub-processes within their human capital value chain (from recruitment and selection, onboarding, training, and performance management) to rethinking approaches to achieve better teamwork or cross-team collaboration (in project work, in increasing business agility, and in realizing transitions to new operational and business models).
You can, both as a company or as a consultant, start using the application after one day of training. See the dynamic collaboration academy calendar for the open days. We adapt the content to your issues and challenges if you want training within your company.