Time Out Corporate Series November 2012

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Time Out Corporate Series November 2012

  1. 1. TIME OUT ……. the intentional cessation of an incomplete task.CORPORATE INTERVENTIONS Developed and Facilitated by Judy Joseph Mc Sween ….. surfacing untapped potential November 2012 Meredith McSween International Inc Co. Ltd Organizational Development Services www.meredithmcsween.com PO Box 7197 – St. Ann’s, Trinidad – 868.684.9827
  2. 2. Page 2 of 8 Time Out …… the intentional cessation of an incomplete act Corporate InterventionsBACKGROUND:Our external environment continues to change rapidly, with little regard for the ability oforganisations to either respond to the impact of change or keep abreast of its pressingdemands. The signal is clearly being sent that what we provided in the past is no longerrelevant. We need to repackage our offering and present products and services thathave greater value added content. Our historic standards for measuring organisationsuccess need to be recalibrated. Without a doubt, expected standards of product andservice delivery have been raised.The clarion call is now out for leadership teams to reframe their use of knowledge,attitudes and behaviours, so that of necessity they become more  Creative  Responsive  Innovative  Flexible and  Situationally SensitivePersonal and professional development tools in their current delivery format still leaveus with individuals who have a wealth of knowledge, but appear unable to translateworkshop learnings into workspace realities. It is imperative now more than ever, thatcerebral knowledge is translated into passion driven implementation and thatexpansive thinking becomes the norm in our organisations. Individuals are required toleverage their untapped knowledge, generate new solutions and deliver at their highestpotential.The current business environment calls for the application of radical and unorthodoxmethodologies to drive change in organisations. THE CONCEPTThe concept of the Time Out approach to corporate interventions emerged from thereality that introspection leads to:  Clarity,  Effortless individual transformation which is the precursor to driving change in self, teams and organisations  Unleashing of creative energies – leading to expansive thinking and the generation of new solutions based on our innate knowledge and intuition,  Improved appreciation of diverse perspectives. Meredith McSween International Inc Co. Ltd Organizational Development Services www.meredithmcsween.com PO Box 7197 – St. Ann’s, Trinidad – 868.684.9827
  3. 3. Page 3 of 8 Time Out …… the intentional cessation of an incomplete act Corporate InterventionsAs leaders of teams from whom we expect sustained high performance, we rarely ifever allow time for introspection and reflection to take place.My practical experience is that time spent in introspection at individual and team levels,surfaces a depth of self knowledge, learnings and solutions that our technology drivenworld allows little time to be processed and digested. Time Out allows teams theopportunity to:Develop an innate understanding of each other that day to day activity hinders THE TIME OUT UNIQUE VALUE PROPOSITION Heightening Performance Productivity and ProfitabilityParticipants in our Time Out Corporate Interventions appreciate that it: Is highly introspective – surfacing the what do I personally need to change to realise change in others and organisation and generating an impetus to do what it takes Is nonthreatening, yet provides space for authenticity and honesty Is direct in focus and leads to rapid identification of core issues Engages the less used right brain (creative and intuitive) , pproviding new approaches to problem solving Is directive without being prescriptive, allowing full ownership of action plans Heightens Performance and Productivity leading to increased Profitability Keys into spirituality of the organisation and its leaders Meredith McSween International Inc Co. Ltd Organizational Development Services www.meredithmcsween.com PO Box 7197 – St. Ann’s, Trinidad – 868.684.9827
  4. 4. Page 4 of 8 Time Out …… the intentional cessation of an incomplete act Corporate Interventions OUR APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY We cannot solve the problems we create by the same state of minds that created them Albert EinsteinTime Out Corporate Interventions uniquely integrate foundational principles asarticulated in the:  Fundamental concepts of Organisation Development Theory And Practice – Action Research Model, Appreciative Inquiry  Fundamental concepts of Frameworks for Change - rapidly surfacing attitudes and behaviours that support and impede individual, team and organisation development and generating new solutions The Frameworks for Change Process® (FCP) is a simple and valuable method for creatively exploring innovative solutions to challenging situations in the workplace. This revolutionary tool allows us to work with clients in a quick, deep, and impactful way. We use the FCP to help our clients:  Discover new strategies to solve persistent problems  Generate creative individual and group solutions  Improve team communications and collaboration  Build on individual and organizational strengths and values  Manage difficult changes and challenges  Learn ways to sustain individual and organizational performance improvement  Re-evaluate and reframe their decision making process to include their intuitive sense  Realize the benefits of personal accountability  Examine beliefs and identify values  Align individual and group values The process rapidly identifies cognitive, behavioural, or attitudinal factors that are promoting or impeding team progress. The method encourages individuals to communicate clearly and directly, practice active listening skills, and develop tolerance, respect, and empathy for one another. It reinforces important personal values and encourages teams to model them in their workplace.  The knowledge and wisdom shared by successful business leaders, respected world leaders and recognised spiritual leaders – “in seeking something utterly new, he really arrives at a new understanding of something ancient” Meher Baba - the importance of regular introspection in facilitating genuine transformation, Time Out specifically calls for the intentional cessation of an incomplete act. Meredith McSween International Inc Co. Ltd Organizational Development Services www.meredithmcsween.com PO Box 7197 – St. Ann’s, Trinidad – 868.684.9827
  5. 5. Page 5 of 8 Time Out …… the intentional cessation of an incomplete act Corporate Interventions THE TIME OUT PROCESS CYCLE“… the biggest obstacle to better performance isn’t lack of knowledge. It’s failure to act onknowledge we already have. Overcoming this obstacle requires a different method; a method builton the premise that high performance, from the front line to the C-suite, doesn’t arrive from theoutside in but emerges from the inside out.” Alan Fine founder of InsideOut Development and authorof You Already Know How to Be Great: A Simple Way to Remove Interference and Unlock YourGreatest Potential Identify Session Focus OD TOOLS And FRAMEWORKS FOR Deliverables CHANGE Rewiring and Identify Reframing Session Self, Team and Enablers Organisation Introspection And Effortless Transformation Recalibrating Reflection on and Current Reframing Framework Realities For Realities Meredith McSween International Inc Co. Ltd Organizational Development Services www.meredithmcsween.com PO Box 7197 – St. Ann’s, Trinidad – 868.684.9827
  6. 6. Page 6 of 8 Time Out …… the intentional cessation of an incomplete act Corporate InterventionsThe approach can be woven into standard organisation development interventionswhere behavioural change and expansive thinking are seen as critical fororganisation success.  Start of major project - rapid identification of critical strengths and challenges in individuals, team and organisation is required  Strategic Planning and its associated Organisation Transformation Initiatives o Change Management o Inculcation of Core Values o Leadership and Supervisory Development o Team Development o Individual CoachingAnd can also be used as a stand alone process for Individual Personal and ProfessionalDevelopment, where behavioural change is seen as critical for success IS YOUR ORGANISATION “TIME OUT” READY?We recommend that you the review of the following checklist to determine whether yourorganisation is ready for this type of intervention. 1. Performance Plateau – has your high performing team plateauxed? 2. Openness and Honesty – are self awareness, feedback and authenticity necessary for organisation success? 3. Technical Knowledge is not enough – is your team technically strong but lacking interpersonal skills? Is behavioural change no longer optional, but rather critical? 4. Traditional solutions no longer valid – is there a necessity to create new solutions using same data, to stimulate expansive thinking?CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORSThe success of Time Out interventions is supported by: i) Openness and commitment of participants to the process. ii) Choice of location - these sessions are preferably held at offsite locations, minimising ease of access and contact with the office and use of technology during the intervention period. iii) Post intervention inculcation of the methodologies shared into the organisation’s culture. iv) Scheduled sessions for impact assessment and realignment Meredith McSween International Inc Co. Ltd Organizational Development Services www.meredithmcsween.com PO Box 7197 – St. Ann’s, Trinidad – 868.684.9827
  7. 7. Page 7 of 8 Time Out …… the intentional cessation of an incomplete act Corporate Interventions THE FACILITATORJudy Joseph Mc Sween is an accomplished Organisation Development Facilitator with apassion for continued Self Development and Internal Transformation and building the capacityin individuals and organisations to do the same. Ms Mc Sween is CEO/Business IntuitiveMeredith Mc Sween International. She is credited with her ability to  Think expansively  Create an open environment in which individuals and teams feel included and comfortable enough to be authentic and to experiment with new behaviours  Be situationally sensitive  Facilitate others in pulling together seemingly diverse issues to create innovative solutionsMs Mc Sween is the Developer of the Time Out Suite of Transformational InterventionServices that are customised for both individual and corporate audiences. Her fervour formeaningful transformation is epitomised in her own life and lends contagion in the clientsystems in which she operates. She brings to Your Time Out Experience her uniquecombination of skills and practice as:-  The only Certified Facilitator of the Frameworks Coaching Process in Trinidad and Tobago,  An Certificate in Organisation Development and Member of NTL Institute for Applied Behavioural Science, USA  Technical understanding of and practical experience in corporate environments at executive level, supported by a BSc in Industrial Chemistry and MBA in Export Management & International Business, UK  Daily contemplative practiceMs Mc Sween’s desire for practical experience, theoretical knowledge and her sense ofadventure have led her through  retail sales at a leading chain of mens outfitters in London,  coal/oil stability research at BP Sunbury on Thames operations  review of incentive regimes offered to local manufacturers  coordination of joint venture business missions among local, regional and European manufacturers,  project management of European technical experts,  executive management of manufacturing and import and distribution operations,  consultancy interventions in new business development, operational audits, strategic planning and implementation, leadership development and teambuilding  facilitating behavioural change in individuals and teamsIn each environment, Judy has brought authenticity to her relationships and an expressed anddemonstrated responsibility to realise measurable success. Some of the specific interventionsin which she has engaged include: Meredith McSween International Inc Co. Ltd Organizational Development Services www.meredithmcsween.com PO Box 7197 – St. Ann’s, Trinidad – 868.684.9827
  8. 8. Page 8 of 8 Time Out …… the intentional cessation of an incomplete act Corporate InterventionsFacilitation of Stakeholder Consultations  Independent review of stakeholder engagement process  Development and administration of stakeholder surveys using direct interviews, online surveys, focus groups and public forumClients included - Environmental Management Authority (establishment of aluminium smelter,port expansion at Pt Lisas, Fishing Port construction at Moruga; Cocoa and Coffee BoardCulture Change; Leadership and Supervisory Development; Team Development  Building internal capacity to lead change  Creating and sustaining high performance teams through concurrent focus on task and relationship elements  Self awareness as vehicle for internal transformation  Performance ManagementClients included – Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, CREDI, Caribbean Airlines Ltd bhp Billiton;bpTT; Tucker EnergyStrategic and Operational PlanningDeveloping Vision, Mission, Core Values, Strategic Objectives, Operational PlansClients included – ADB, NGC, NALIS, LAAA, PSAEL, TTAIFA, Ministry of Legal Affairs, Ministryof EnergyCORPORATE EXPERIENCEOdyssey Consultinc LtdStrategic Planning Lead ConsultantHajude LtdChief Executive OfficerCGA LimitedChief Executive OfficerJudy Joseph & Associates LtdChief Executive Officer/Principal ConsultantANSA Mc Al GroupProduction ManagerProject Development AdministratorInvestment AnalystAssistant to Group Corporate ManagerJudy Joseph Mc Sween judy@meredithmcsween.com is the Business Intuitive/CEO of MeredithMcSween International – surfacing untapped knowledge and facilitating internal transformation inindividuals, teams and organisations. Peruse her Time Out Blogs athttp://judyjosephmcsween.wordpress.com/ Meredith McSween International Inc Co. Ltd Organizational Development Services www.meredithmcsween.com PO Box 7197 – St. Ann’s, Trinidad – 868.684.9827

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