Innovation Process The Power of Collaboration. [email protected] This Powernoodle Solution was developed with Powernoodle Expert: Henk Korevaar, F- fectis.
Henk Korevaar is the author of a dozen books on topics such as team-building, project-management, costs and effects of (IT) projects as well as innovation modeling.
His special areas of expertise include:
Dispenser of enthusiasm and facilitator of peer-to-peer knowledge sharing networks.
There’s a new terminology to describe the workplace:
Changes to structure of the workplace and the IT facilities require people to become more flexible and collaborative in how they work and communicate.
Everyone is expected to develop new competencies to better achieve individual and team goals.
Flexible working, smart working, workplaceinno-vation, telecommuting.
What is the name for this?
New Ways We Work.
It helps groups, teams and individuals activate their creativity and make collaborative decisions in a well structured, goal-oriented interactive process.
Groups visualize all possible options, filter and evaluate them and make decisions. This leads to prioritized action, achieving tangible results and effects.
Make maximum use of the lessons learnt by organisations that have successfully implemented a “new way of work’.
Bricks = physical workspace and environment
Bytes = all technology
Behavior = the way people do their work, the culture of the organisation
Organizations need to look at their entire operations to understand where change needs to occur.
New Ways of Working models make new use of technology, but they are not only about IT.
Company A decided that implementing a ‘New Way We Work’ will help achieve its strategic long-term goals.
Management was committed to making these changes in close collaboration with employees.
Powernoodle was selected as the collaboration tool tohelp guide decision-making throughout the whole company.
The company installed a team of in-house ‘ambassadors’ to take the lead in changing the culture of the organization. These ambassadors identified what, how, and when elements of the workplace needed to foster the desired changes on ‘the ways we work’.
To be successful they needed input and ideas from all employees.
The team of in-house ambassadors took the lead in changing the culture of the organization.
This group also acted as the communication liaison between employees and management.
They implemented ways to:
The ambassador’s collaborated through Powernoodle and then used it to gather input and feedback from employees.
In the Rating step, the ambassadors considered every idea and rated each idea based how much it would:
if adopted the idea under the New Way of Working model.
A clear and comprehensive report that showed all the elements of ‘New Way We Work’ including its anticipated effect on the company’s Bricks, Bytes and Behaviors.
It clearly demonstrated that these three elements need to be in balance in order to have ‘The New Ways We Work’ become a success!
The result of these Powernoodle sessions –an Action Plan with carefully assessed priorities compiled from input across the company.
After implementing the ‘New Way We Work’, the company assessed the overall impact:
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