Did you know you have a personal operating system (OS)? For a computer the OS is the code beneath the code, the fundamental instructions which tell the computer how to handle any given input. Our personal OS is comprised of a series of mental models, based on the memory-record of what’s worked for us in the past. The confidence we place in these models helps us to quickly form our default responses to the world around us. While everyone has an OS, some operating systems are clearly better than others.
Today’s most stellar companies are known for innovation, speed and cultures which provoke divergent thinking. These companies have created a culture where ideas are central, valued and tested. These companies routinely out-think their competitors and delightfully startle the world. They are the envy of HR departments world-wide. Working for one of these companies is a privilege and can be touted as a badge of honor, or a personal endorsement of your competence and value.
Creating an Operating System for an effective Idea Culture is quite complex. It needs to promote individual thinking as well as teamwork. It needs to engage everyone’s passion, creativity and diversity. It needs to promote trust and hold people accountable for results. It needs to be both objective and subjective. It needs to be anchored to reality yet inspire new possibilities. It must be problem aware and solution focused. It needs to be both fair and rewarding. It needs to be lofty, creative and imaginative without losing its grounding to budgets, resources, and abilities. It needs to be fun, engaging, playful and above all productive. In short, it needs to work!
A simple solution which does not address the true complexity of the challenge is no solution at all. However, if you could achieve a simple solution which addresses all the problem’s complexity, then you have something which is not only elegant but precious. Let us introduce you to just such an Operating System, os9EQ.
DREAM BIG - Effective intellectual work involves engaging your team, engaging their passion and engaging their energy. We use exercises which help your team focus on what they are doing, why they are doing it and what results they must achieve.
Learn the steps to properly engage your mind and maintain your focus through to completion
Understand your motives and learn how to leverage them for your success
Tap your creative energies and the power of your imagination to create your future reality
PAY THE PRICE - Big lofty dreams are not helpful if they ignore the realities of your current situation. We help your team explore the facts, diagnose why they matter and identify the gaps between their current reality and the vision they have helped create.
Know the truth of the situation by being more aware, informed and thorough in discovery
Diagnose your findings by learning to recognize the obstacles or opportunities presented
Identify what you will need to prosper from the situation you've diagnosed
RECEIVE THE GIFT - Dreaming is fun. Getting grounded is heavy lifting. But the real value of our exercises is learning how to receive the gift. We are talking about the "Aha!" moment when all of the hard work pays off. We can't say where it comes from, but come it does.
Generate a variety of good ideas which satisfy your needs and requirements
Evaluate your options for those which provide the greatest value for the least cost and effort
Organize your plan, include the right people and their respective contributions
We welcome the opportunity to explore how we can help you and your team