The rapid transformation of our world urges us to expand our focus as leaders, going beyond our current roles and exploring new ways of collaboration through co-creation, dialogue and reflection to generate intentional transformation, as well as personal and collective development.
Switched On Global, specialises in bringing together diverse parties and enabling collaboration in complex business situations. We have worked with some of the world’s largest companies, facilitating collaborations between businesses, governments, academics and social enterprises to address some of the greatest challenges facing the world today; including energy, finance, food, wellbeing, urbanisation and resilience.
Not all meetings require co-creation. Some meetings are meant to be an update only. However when a leader believes there is untapped potential latent in their team, designing and leading a co-creative meeting can be the difference between progress and continued frustration. Knowing the right process is not enough. There is (also) an art to facilitating co-creation. Blending art, science and practice optimizes the chances for the best results.
Switched On Global has over 20years experience in designing and facilitating co-creation in over 20 countries, helping to bridge diverse cultures and agendas to progress a common good. Co-creative Strategic and Innovation Workshops liberate the potential of the participants by decreasing the resistance between them. We share what is Known, explore what is Unknown and design the New, together.
Surprisingly, death by Powerpoint still lives. When those with the greatest accountability are gathered at great expense, how do we go beyond the business update and include space for these bright minds to work on the challenges facing the business they all serve?
Collaborative Conferences are designed and conducted to interconnect the collective brain-power on the topics that matter most to the company at the time. Co-creating through dialogue, leveraging existing momentum wherever possible and proposing improved (and sometimes radical) solutions, makes way for the next evolution during the year ahead.
When the rules are not clear, people make up their own. Colleagues working to KPI’s alone miss seeing the woodland for the trees. Decisions based on the small picture alone stifle progression of the big. Frustration is born out of ‘my view’ being different to ‘your view’ resulting in often well-intended individuals being at loggerheads.
Discovering and espousing an organisation’s ‘big picture’ aligns and attunes action. Mico actions serve a clear and compelling Macro focus. Articulated as a powerful backbone; the organisation’s purpose, values, leadership style, ambition, strategy, history and brand align to form a coherent framework for all parties to connect to. The framework alone is not enough. Leading the difference matters just as much. Co-creating these important two elements coheres the science with the art, knowing that both co-arise.
When transactional exchange evolves to co-creative partnering, magic happens. Many of the attentions applied to an organisation transformation easily transfer to large ecosystems.
Regenerative economies progress through co-creating collective areas of attention, then permitting cross-functional and cross-organisational teams to act on behalf of the whole.
From our experience, leadership is the key here. The most successful ecosystem innovations have come from the few most senior leaders clearing the way for teams to get on with action, rather than attempt to lead the action themselves.
Becoming a facilitator or leader of co-creation is a journey in itself. A blend of online and offline programs support the evolution of this capacity, knowing that practice makes progress.
Our premier online training programme, The Art of Co-Creation, builds collective capacities to bring all voices into creating solutions together, addressing the complex problems challenging organisations and communities today.
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