Collective Influence
...and why you need to know about it!
that shapes your organisation
The
Invisible Force
Collective Influence
The
effect
It
applies
to all
organisations!
What one group or individual
does...influences everyone
Collective Influence
It does not need you to be aware of it.
It is highly influential with or without approval.
Actions, approaches and decisions
create knock on effects
They transfer
their energy
throughout the
organisation
This is
Collective
Influence
This might be
helpful or unhelpful
energy
As an individual...you have an
‘inner dialog’...you talk to yourself
This personal dialogue is a very
helpful influence on you
You use ‘inner dialog’ to
explore ideas and
opportunities
You use it to frame
‘context’ and make sense
of things
An organisation also has a complex ‘inner dialog’…
Organisations unconsciously use their
inner dialog (from its many meetings) for the
same purpose
This inner dialog contributes to the organisation’s
Collective Influence
Meetings
are a major
trigger of
Collective
Influence
They are a major trigger because they
impact so many people
They also impact
all levels
Meetings broadcast
information, outlooks,
attitudes, decisions
and approaches to all
in the organisation
Information
Decis...
They spark emotions and transfer them
Meetings
strongly influence organisational
culture
Spheres of
Influence
create an
overall
Collective
Influence
There are risks attached to
the way this happens...
It might create an unhelpful introspection
Collective Influence
It might create ‘group think’
Collective Influence
It might unconsciously create a firewall against
new ideas, innovation and change
Collective Influence
Collective Influence
It might reinforce an unhelpful perspective
There are risks attached to the way meetings
create a collective influence
These risks can easily
be managed as long as
th...
There are also opportunities
Collective Influence
It can transfer helpful
values and priorities
It creates helpful
coaching opportunities
Collective Influence
YOUplc
It helps the
organisation to have
‘joined up’ thinking
Collective Influence
It helps the
organisation to
have insight and
awareness
Collective Influence
It helps the organisation
to have focus and
alignment
Collective Influence
It infects the organisation
with contagious energy,
enthusiasm and awareness
Collective Influence
Meetingsin your organisation
Consider the cumulative impact of
It has already created a
Collective Influence
Think about last month’s meetings
and think about next month’s meetings
What sort of Collective Influence will be develope...
...is it a conscious choice?
Consider your organisation’s
Collective Influence
...is it a leadership tactic?
Use meetings wisely, throughout the whole
organisation, to build a powerful
Collective Influence
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There is an invisible force that shapes your organisation. It is called 'Collective Influence' and you probably need to know a lot more about it. It impacts all organisations and you can use it to improve results and the quality of working life for all.

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"Collective Influence" shapes your organisation. How to see it and use it wisely.

  1. 1. Collective Influence ...and why you need to know about it!
  2. 2. that shapes your organisation The Invisible Force
  3. 3. Collective Influence The effect It applies to all organisations!
  4. 4. What one group or individual does...influences everyone
  5. 5. Collective Influence It does not need you to be aware of it. It is highly influential with or without approval.
  6. 6. Actions, approaches and decisions create knock on effects
  7. 7. They transfer their energy throughout the organisation This is Collective Influence
  8. 8. This might be helpful or unhelpful energy
  9. 9. As an individual...you have an ‘inner dialog’...you talk to yourself
  10. 10. This personal dialogue is a very helpful influence on you
  11. 11. You use ‘inner dialog’ to explore ideas and opportunities You use it to frame ‘context’ and make sense of things
  12. 12. An organisation also has a complex ‘inner dialog’…
  13. 13. Organisations unconsciously use their inner dialog (from its many meetings) for the same purpose
  14. 14. This inner dialog contributes to the organisation’s Collective Influence
  15. 15. Meetings are a major trigger of Collective Influence
  16. 16. They are a major trigger because they impact so many people
  17. 17. They also impact all levels
  18. 18. Meetings broadcast information, outlooks, attitudes, decisions and approaches to all in the organisation Information Decisions Attiudes
  19. 19. They spark emotions and transfer them
  20. 20. Meetings strongly influence organisational culture
  21. 21. Spheres of Influence create an overall Collective Influence
  22. 22. There are risks attached to the way this happens...
  23. 23. It might create an unhelpful introspection Collective Influence
  24. 24. It might create ‘group think’ Collective Influence
  25. 25. It might unconsciously create a firewall against new ideas, innovation and change Collective Influence
  26. 26. Collective Influence It might reinforce an unhelpful perspective
  27. 27. There are risks attached to the way meetings create a collective influence These risks can easily be managed as long as the organisation is aware of them
  28. 28. There are also opportunities
  29. 29. Collective Influence It can transfer helpful values and priorities
  30. 30. It creates helpful coaching opportunities Collective Influence YOUplc
  31. 31. It helps the organisation to have ‘joined up’ thinking Collective Influence
  32. 32. It helps the organisation to have insight and awareness Collective Influence
  33. 33. It helps the organisation to have focus and alignment Collective Influence
  34. 34. It infects the organisation with contagious energy, enthusiasm and awareness Collective Influence
  35. 35. Meetingsin your organisation Consider the cumulative impact of It has already created a Collective Influence
  36. 36. Think about last month’s meetings and think about next month’s meetings What sort of Collective Influence will be developed?
  37. 37. ...is it a conscious choice? Consider your organisation’s Collective Influence ...is it a leadership tactic?
  38. 38. Use meetings wisely, throughout the whole organisation, to build a powerful Collective Influence
  39. 39. Thanks for watching the slide show! Jonathan Frost is a Director of Discovery Coaching Limited and has been a consultant and coach for over 17 years. His focus is on enabling people to discover the practical tips, hints and techniques that are relevant to their everyday leadership life. He has extensive experience working with leaders at all levels in industries as diverse as Retail, Distribution, Utilities, Defence, Engineering, Local Government and Professional Services. If you would like to make Collective Influence a powerful advantage for you... ...we can help and we would be delighted to hear from you. Email: jfrost@discoverycoaching.com web: www.discoverycoaching.com

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