SchellingPoint’s research into 330 organizational collaborations and consulting projects produced the Science of Coordinated Action™, taught at leading business schools.
This research surfaced that collaboration is a ‘fragile’ process – there are many places where errors can occur, and even the best people can make them. Further, any error in one step compounds with error in later steps to create irrecoverable value loss. Commonalities in the errors appeared and preventive mitigations were identified.
These methods, plus other concepts and frames developed from the research, comprise the Advanced Collaboration Process™.
How to create groups genuinely committed
to their agreements, goals, and plans.
How to ensure a group’s agreements, goals,
and plans are the most valuable and viable.
How to take a group along the shortest path from
seeing a new need to creating sustained impact.
We then saw how this research and the insights borne from it could be made sharable and scalable – so that people involved in organizational collaborations could produce stronger outcomes sooner and with less effort.
Once we identified how the human collaboration process needed to be adjusted, we were able to identify where technology could help those steps be done right, every time, with speed and efficiency.
By asking “How should this step be done to produce the best outputs and outcomes?” we were able to identify detailed how-to which could be taught and replicated.
By using this process, we believe we will be able to save the organization. (They did.)
The process cut through the politics like a hot knife through butter.
Far exceeded my expectations regarding how far our group could come to agreement on a very difficult topic.
The process cuts through the junk and gets straight to the issues and the results.
I recommend this methodology to any group that wants to move an issue forward.
I’ve done 100’s of group sessions. I wish I’d had this.