We have formed The Better Work Institute to help motivate teams to discover new and better ways of working – better for them and their organizations.
Our approach is based on the premise that:
We start by exploring what issues frustrate employees in their day-to-day work, what they truly value about their work, and what matters to each employee personally. We seek to challenge their assumptions about how “it has to be” at work. Our goal is to get individuals to realize that things they thought could never change, can and will change, and will improve their work and their lives.
Here's what we do:
Upon achieving the initial collective goal, the team realizes that change is possible and feels empowered and inspired to work together to address additional issues. The process continues to get deeper and richer as people feel more comfortable raising concerns and feel empowered to experiment with bigger changes in how they work.
Success is Viral
Based on the success with an initial team, we collaborate with management to roll out the approach more broadly across the organization. Our work generates grass-roots interest in creating change. The positive word-of-mouth reinforces the successful outcomes of the initial team and motivates other teams to try our approach.
Once the concept has been proven with a few teams, we work with senior leadership to scale the process and build internal capabilities to take these processes forward. Our goal is to help organizations make the process their own. We work side by side with organization’s to create the internal capability for them to scale the process to manage it themselves going forward.