Driving competitive advantage by getting your most important capital (people) working together whilst remaining focused on common goals and outcomes can be one of the biggest challenges facing organisations today. Personal agendas, positioning, politics, opinions and differing views and viewpoints can all detract valuable time, effort and financial resources away from delivering the results that really matter.
Developing the skill and capability to effectively facilitate cohesive working relationships with individuals, teams or even entire businesses to enable and optimise their thinking, performance and results is not only a highly desirable skill to learn personally it’s also one that’s in high demand in just about every organisation on the planet.
Whilst shifting mindsets, culture and attitudes can take considerable time and effort it’s still possible to start pragmatically moving that needle by applying some simple practices and principles at the team level. Here is a simple actionable framework to help you get started with facilitating and developing effective performant teams.
The key aim of the 4C framework is to not only get teams thinking, performing and working together to produce business benefit, It also servers to flatten hierarchies removes titles, statuses and politics whilst driving efforts to focus on meeting objectives, achieving outcomes and delivering desired results. The principle behind developing high performing teams using the 4C framework can be summed up as follows.
Develop a simple consultative approach that creates collaboration, expects contribution and enables the open and transparent co-creation of measurable value.
The 4C framework can be quickly implemented and applied in just about any scenario where group facilitation would produce advantageous results. Use it both personally and professionally to facilitate and build truly performant teams.
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