Releasing Insights: Engaged Employees Plan and Act Together
Our facilitative process is designed to release insights from people at all levels of your organization, whether you have 30 employees or 3,000. That’s because we believe—and research backs us up—that a successful plan requires buy-in from staff to make it work. To get that buy-in we engage a cross-section of key employees in the planning process, from administrative offices to the front lines. Engaged employees are more likely to feel they have a stake in your plan’s success. Just as important, they’re more likely to think and take action together–and your plan is more likely to take off!
“Anything we report to the board, anything we do with regard to our annual report, it all follows the core strategic vision areas that TeamTech helped us create,” says Executive Director Tim DeWeese. “They're still in place. They all still fit to help our organization become a higher performing organization. The reason it has stuck with us for so long is simple: TeamTech helped us engage a cross-section of our staff—from frontline workers to administrators—to create the plan and to move it into action. Everyone took ownership then, and they continue to take ownership today.”
“I’ve been here for 17 years and have been through two major strategic action plans that did not result in impactful culture change,” says HR Director Jan Clausing. “That isn’t happening with Kathleen and TeamTech. She understands that nothing will change if you don't have a plan that the employees helped develop. She does a lot of the legwork to make sure everyone has input. One employee told me, 'I am so blessed to have a seat at the table.' That's huge, and I believe that in the long run this plan will have a positive difference on our agency.”
Our Three-Phase Approach
TeamTech understands that your plan, and its implementation, must be tailored to meet your needs and to work with the culture of your organization. We will NEVER guide you to a cookie-cutter plan. Instead, we will take you through a 3-phase process that we use with all of our clients. It’s simple:
More about Dynamic Action Planning: Letting Your Plan Breathe
The dynamic action planning used in Phase III is a process that acknowledges a plan must be fluid in order to be effective. It must be allowed to breathe and respond to shifting realities while keeping your vision and core objectives in place. To achieve this, we help you create robust feedback loops to measure your intended impact. Your employees will learn this process while doing it—one of the most effective ways to learn.
How To Get Started
To begin your Strategic Action Planning with TeamTech, or for more information, contact Kathleen Harnish McKune at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-706-8797.
About Our CEO
Kathleen Harnish McKune, MBA and former CFA, is a co-founder of TeamTech and its current CEO. Coming from the world of finance and quality management, Kathleen has worked with for-profit, non-profit, and local and state governments, including two Kansas governors and their cabinets. In 1991, she studied as an intern with one of the fathers of the quality management movement, Dr. W. Edwards Deming. First under Dr. Deming’s guidance, then in partnership with her TeamTech co-founders, Kathleen deepened her understanding of facilitation, reflection, data driven-decisions, systems thinking, and the value that insights from front-line workers can bring to organizations. Click here for more of Kathleen’s story.