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solutions for your complex challenges
require adaptive actions. Leaders, management, and the frontline will learn:
- People want to be part of the solution to the
challenges they face.
- Our current methods for interacting with each
other stifle the innovative thinking and relationship building that enables
complex systems to learn and improve.
- LS are ways to create the conditions when we
work together to look at challenges through different lenses, tap into diverse
perspectives, and generate surprisingly effective solutions that are owned by
the people implementing them.
How to start?
- Identify a significant reason for convening a
group of diverse stakeholders.
Examples could be a challenge being faced, a new initiative being
implemented, or a strategic planning session.
- Identify 2-3 leaders who will work with Plexus
Institute to design co-create the workshop, choosing the LS that will be
experienced and the framing questions that will link the LS with the workshop’s
- Invite the diverse group of stakeholders that
need to be involved.
- Identify an open-space facility that will permit
groups to work in groups of 2-8 easily, as well as enabling movement.
What happens? A
facilitated 1/2- 2-day workshop where people acquire adaptive skills and
develop purposeful actions.
- 4-12 LS are experienced, all applied to the
purpose that brought the people together.
- New skills are acquired that can be applied to
any complex challenge, as soon as the day after the workshop.
- Real work in creatively dealing with the issue
linking the participants takes place, as actions are identified that will be
carried out by those in the room.
- Serious fun happens as people relate to each
other, innovative problem solving occurs, and surprising discoveries take
- Post-workshop facilitation to support new LS
users as they immediately apply what they’ve learned with their own workgroups
- Workshops may be held every 2-3 months until the
full set of LS (33 as of May 2013) are experienced and learned.