The pandemic has massively affected how people work. We’re collaborating online constantly and increasingly burned out from communication and meeting overload. This recent Fast Company piece points out several ways that people’s ability to focus has suffered due to the near-constant demands of poorly designed collaboration today.
As unproductive collaboration has exploded, execution speed has become a top organizational priority. A Covid-era McKinsey survey revealed that the need for greater speed was the biggest reason for organizational changes made during the pandemic (or any time of unprecedented change). Executives surveyed noted, “Organizational silos, unclear strategy, and slow decision making frequently interfere with attempts to boost the rate at which work gets done.”
Yet speed alone does not create winning results. To win, cross-functional teams need to have velocity – that is, speed and direction.
How can the potential value of collaboration be reconciled with an increasing requirement for velocity? In June 2020, we shared a few ways our clients achieve a velocity advantage* when implementing cross-functional projects.
The Velocity Advantage is more important than ever. Too many people are having too many meetings, often with the wrong people involved. This can be addressed by adopting The Velocity Advantage: a simple collaborative process guaranteed to improve cross-functional alignment, and implementation.
Next month, we’ll show how understanding where you and your team personally get their energy in the planning and execution process can accelerate your speed and direction. To learn more now, please contact us or email me at email@example.com.
*The book The Velocity Advantage shows how you can reinvent your cross functional planning and execution capabilities and use the Strati-Pro survey to help your company break out of its silos and get work done better and faster.