Corporate Signpost – improving your business performance
Why should Corporate Signpost be used for corporate team development?
|Business leaders stress the importance of creative and innovative thinking to business success.||Corporate Signpost stimulates inspiration and overcomes the main hindrances to creative thinking.|
|Managers will improve their performance if they employ the full range of mental faculties.||The toolkit promotes accelerated learning and whole-brain thinking.|
|Junior managers need introduction to the overall operational structure of business.||Corporate Signpost’s underlying structure is a high-level business process model that applies to any industry, project or career.|
|Managers gain confidence from practical exercises involving team working and handling difficult or sensitive staff issues.||The use of images encourages confident, unselfconscious team participation and allows dispassionate discussion of emotive issues.|
|Team development is more effective when it is fun.||Teams find the toolkit stimulating and fun. They become engrossed in creative exercises.|
These factors make Corporate Signpost an ideal vehicle for encouraging creative strategic thinking and leadership in organisations, while supporting team development and confidence.It builds on the principle that alongside underpinning left-brain logic, ‘Eureka’ moments demand a strong dash of right-brain intuition. Even eminent scientists admit as much!
“I did not arrive at my understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe through my rational mind.”Albert Einstein
Encouraging strategic thinking:
Use Corporate Signpost in management team games and business projects to bring new ideas and perspectives to business operations. Participants can be encouraged to exercise integrated analytical and intuitive/lateral thinking skills, when addressing strategic issues.When studying the theory of brainstorming and creative thinking techniques, include the CS toolkit along with Tony Buzan’s mind mapping and Edward de Bono’s six hats and other thinking devices. Consider the value of the toolkit’s use of images.
During group exercises, use Corporate Signpost to encourage debate on issues such as:
- the qualities of a good leader
- key leadership issues in project management
- resolving interpersonal disputes
- empowering and motivating staff
- prioritising work
Building team confidence:
Corporate Signpost lightens the mood of group exercises and encourages equal participation by all team members. It boosts the desire to introduce new perspectives and adds zest to brainstorming. Even the most reticent become more eloquent and adventurous when addressing images.Examples of suitable topics include: ‘How to achieve productivity or quality improvements’; ‘Future departmental strategy’; ‘The next steps in a project’; ‘Interdepartmental relationship issues’.The fun and random nature of the system releases tensions and unlocks team creativity.
To find out more:
Why not explore the Business Strategy section and workshop facilitation in the Related Services from CSL section?
To enhance your team’s development you can buy the toolkit, arrange tuition and lead your own workshops. Alternatively you can hire CSL or an independent qualified practitioner for workshop facilitation.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01323 643728 for more information.
If you are a freelance Trainer, you can use the toolkit in a number of ways to support corporate team activities and accelerated learning.
You may also be interested in two extra income streams to add to your repertoire:
- selling Corporate Signpost Toolkits to your contacts at a generous commission
- undertaking,as a qualified Corporate Signpost Practitioner, training and workshop facilitation assignments on behalf of Corporate Signpost Ltd at a generous daily rate.
The ultimate brainstorming system for adding insights and inspiration to business strategy