“Creating healthy and effective groups capable of responding to new challenges is perhaps the most important task facing the human community of today”
Susan Wheelan, from “Group Processes”, 2004
What is its purpose?
Through a modular programme and set of “tools” and techniques specifically dedicated to groups we support Organisations in creating and developing High Performing Teams, managing, in the most effective manner and attentive to the well-being of people, all of the phases of a group’s life cycle in the work context, from creation to termination.
How does it work?
The main steps:
What tools are used?
We use some innovative and tested instruments for the diagnosis and an original model for orienting the group’s evolution path:
How long does it last?
Around 3 weeks to activate, orient, empower and support the group in its commitment towards its evolution and improvement of performance and climate (following the shared Team Development Programme) – (maximum of 26 h. for the Team Leader, including the time spent with the group and maximum 15 h. for the whole group).
What is its purpose?
In an increasingly complex and uncertain competitive environment Companies need to balance their focus on short-term profit paying attention to continuity. The ability to correctly interpret all of the aspects related to Compliance, the ability to manage uncertainties and the risks connected with innovation processes and continuous organisational evolution are currently the key skills of every Management Team and, all in all, of the entire Organisation.
Therefore, Success Continuity ™ represent the project that was born from the cooperation between VERA Consulting and IAS Compliance & Coaching Academy. This project aimed to support Companies finding clear answers to those two fundamental questions:
In order to achieve meaningful answers to these questions we designed and refined an action-research methodology able to guide the exploitation, enhancement and the development of the resources, already available within the Organizations, towards the Continuity goal.
How does it work?
The 4 Pillars
To ensure its Success Continuity™ a Company must be underpinned by four Pillars.
Gaining high level of confidence of all the Stakeholders in relation to the Company/Brand (e.g. Employees, Customers and Suppliers, Consumer associations, Institutions and Citizen Representatives, etc.).
Updating and development of technological, economic, organisational and social knowledge.
Being efficient in realizing its main purpose (cost effectiveness) and generating profit, Return on Capital and Shareholder value.
The Company’s distinctive Pillar, essential element of the Company’s identity and one of the main success factors on the market so far (e.g. ability to develop innovation, attitude towards risk, ability to develop cutting-edge technology, etc.), represents the needed element of stability (“Strategy of Excellence”, “Organising Principle”, “Founding Value/Mission”, etc.) in designing a compelling evolution path towards a higher degree of Success Continuity™.
The 4 Factors
To ensure solidity of the Pillars over time, the Companies need to best manage the systemic relationship between the 4 factors:
Success over time is correlated with the harmony of the system generated by lively and effective relationships between the Pillars and Factors.
The intervention logic
The action-research methodology refined by VERA and IAS School offers a multi-perspective and multidisciplinary approach which fully guide and support Companies in the current evolutionary stage.
[In order to achieve a more objective and valid outcomes we suggest you to propose to or to share the Questionnaire with other top Executives roles within the company].