Every project is designed to meet your unique
requirements. However, projects generally fall within one or more
of several broad categories, including:
Creating a new enterprise
Virtual member of the organization
Individual support or coaching
Creating specific outcomes
an Extraordinary Organization
These projects are designed to create
an organization capable of producing exceptional results
for the members of the organization, the customer, and the business.
They are pioneering in nature and go beyond traditional organizational
designs and processes. This is the premier offering of Extraordinary
a New Enterprise
These projects are designed to provide
a start-up or very early stage enterprise with the extra
capability needed to design and
build an exceptional organization from
the beginning. They usually start with the original founding team
or at least when the organization is in its very early stages
with no more than ten to fifteen members.
These projects are valuable because most founding
teams have very strong capability in technology and sometimes
in business but are almost always inexperienced in new organization
design and construction. The intent is to organize well from the
beginning and avoid having to solve problems later.
Member of the Organization
The intention of this work is to increase
the overall results of an enterprise over a fairly extended period
of time. The resource catalyst operates as a virtual
member of the organization and is involved in numerous situations
as requested. He may also act as an investigator or researcher
identifying conditions that need work.
An advantage of this type of work is that the
catalyst becomes well versed in all aspects of the business as
well as trusted by organization members. Thus he can provide assistance
without added learning time. He can also assist in situations
involving difficult interpersonal relations that require trust
on the part of those involved.
Support or Coaching
These projects are designed to give
very close support to individuals who are in responsible roles.
A very close relationship is built between the client and the
catalyst so that the latter can become a trusted advisor and sounding
board. They allow the catalyst to help the client extend his or
her already strong capabilities to even greater heights in order
to create and take advantage of possibilities that would otherwise
not be possible. top
These projects are designed to create
specific outcomes. These may be ones you want now but
are not getting. They may also be designed to solve a particular
problem or prevent a future one. For instance you might not be
getting the sales you want, or turnover is too high, or you want
to make certain that people will deal positively with an upcoming
These projects are designed for a
very specific, single event with usually rather narrow targeted
outcomes. This includes situations like decision-making
sessions, kickoff meetings for a major enterprise project, project
design meetings, training events, or team-building retreats.
They include both the design of the event and facilitating
it and are usually carried out in the context of a larger project.
They are carried out on their own only when their objectives are
narrow enough to be completely reached within the single event.
These projects are used when it is
determined that members of an organization want increased knowledge
or capability in some particular area. For instance,
they might want to improve communication skills, increase their
ability to lead meetings, have a greater understanding of organization
dynamics, and so on.
These events are designed and presented by the catalyst. However,
members of the organization may participate in both the design
and presentation so they can present
the educational module on their own at a later time. As with single
events, educational events are usually carried out within the
context of a larger project.