Square Wheels: Coaching for Workplace Improvement (LEGO version)
People and Performance have been the focus of my efforts since 1978, working on behavioral engineering kinds of consulting and then moving toward customer service quality improvement and then teamwork, innovation and leadership. Since 1993, I’ve been playing with line-art illustrations using Square Wheels illustrations as a tool for improving engagement and communications and I now have about 300 different cartoons that depict various aspects of how things really work.
You can find out about those Square Wheels tools for Coaching by clicking on the image below. You can also see my blog about managers coaching people here.
Coaching for improved workplace performance has been a theme, but not the typical one-on-one kinds of initiatives. I look to help supervisors and managers engage their people in team-based problem solving situations where the active engagement and participation of the workers generates higher levels of ownership involvement and innovation. Pretty darn simple, actually.
The approach I suggest about simplification is overviewed in a blog you can find at performancemanagementcompanyblog.com/2014/05/23/a-dance-of-change/ — with a focus on Keeping things Really Simple to optimize effectiveness.
So, here is my simple view of how things really work in most organizations. Try to identify as many of the key factors as you can, and see what kinds of coaching might be warranted, since the round wheels are already in the wagon
Consider our simple toolkits for all your performance coaching and implementation needs:
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Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.
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