Building high performing teams

High performing teams produce tangibly better results time after time. Characteristics include empathy, trust, gaining acceptance for ideas, and reaching consensus among team members. Working with the Basadur Innovation Profile and Simplexity Thinking, we build effective, innovative, happy teams.

The Basadur Profile – how you prefer to innovate and problem solve

The Profile measures your unique blend of preferences for the four stages of the innovation process: generating, conceptualising, optimising, implementing.

These preferences are then plotted on a two dimensional graph. The largest quadrant on the graph represents your preferred style, while the sizes of the other quadrants represent supporting preferences in turn. The resulting unique blend of styles is your Basadur Profile.

With a clear understanding of your preferences, it becomes easier to plan time in the stages which you might ignore in favour of your preference.

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The Basadur Team Profile – understanding a team’s approach to innovation

We want to harness resources in all four styles to help the team or organisation cycle smoothly through the complete innovation process of finding good problems to solve, developing solutions to those problems, and implementing the solutions.

Teams that understand each individual’s preference and a team’s blind spot work together more effectively and solve problems more quickly.

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Simplexity Thinking – an eight step process for innovation

Simplexity Thinking focuses a group through problem formulation to solution implementation using eight clear steps which are outlined on the right. The key process skill used by participants in the process is the deferral of judgment.

In each step, participants diverge – expand the options and possibilities. Divergence is applied throughout the  process to explore fuzzy situations, facts, problem statements, ideas and action steps. After a broad range of possibilities have been generated, participants converge on the options they would like to bring forward to the next step.

Once a team has reached the eight stage, Action, the process either starts again or they look for a new problem or opportnity to work on.

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