The energy transition, climate adaptation and the Dutch V&R task in infrastructure are examples of challenges for which organisations must make the best possible use of their limited capacity. Innovations and projects must be delivered in the shortest possible time.

Innovation FLOW enables the (process) innovations that are needed for a future-proof infrastructure and the energy transition. Project Portfolio FLOW helps improve your project organisation’s performance by > 20% with equal team strength and less stress.

If you are looking for proven approaches that boost (process) innovations and improve your project organisation´s performance, we are happy to contribute.

The innovation cycle

  1. Innovation FLOW enables (process) innovations for the challenges of our times.
  2. Project Portfolio FLOW accelerates project execution and frees up capacity for innovation.

How can you know if flow techniques are applicable in your organisation?

With flow techniques you can make the best possible use of the bottleneck in your organisation and increase output quickly and reliably. With the same people and less stress. This increase in productivity is possible because focusing on the bottleneck eliminates lateness in organisations – think of all the activities that were started but are not moving forward.

How can you know if flow techniques are applicable in your organisation and will move the organisation forward? A good start is to first identify the bottleneck.

To that end, our offer is to do a root cause analysis of the challenges and problems. This can be done faster than you might think. Two to four talks with you and your team and in-depth interviews with some of your best people provide a good basis for identifying the bottleneck and for answers to the questions of how, using that insight, you can significantly increase output.

Time is money. Therefore, we use your time effectively by connecting the process of making our acquaintance with a deliverable: you will identify the bottleneck in your organisation and find more time for essentials.

Innovation FLOW
Solutions to the challenges of our times

In pre-Corona times there was a general feeling among leaders that their companies could do a better job regarding innovation. Many did not give the issue a high priority however as business was booming. This has changed now. Deglobalisation, remote working and higher debt ratios add to the disruptions we already experienced, like climate change, the ending oil era and digitisation. As a consequence, many business models are endangered.

Disruptions have an upside as well: they provide clear starting points for innovation. Profits from innovation can be re-invested to find even more solutions for the challenges that encounter us today. This pays of for your organisation as well. Building windmills instead of walls turns the winds of change to your advantage.

We help you to figure out which disruptions fit best to the competences of your organisation and therefore pose opportunities for innovation. We also advise how to unchain the creativity of people and improve their teamwork. The innovation process really takes off with a process of stakeholder involvement, increasing investment readiness and technological advancement. We offer a format for this process and are happy to advice for and facilitate a process from ideation to focussed realisation.

Project Portfolio FLOW
More output and extra capacity for innovation

Disruptive times increase pressure on organisations. Whereas the operational business must continue, innovation projects deserve extra priority, as innovation is the way to capitalise on changing realities. Best practices in projects portfolio management should offer relief. However, in practice project management is often chaotic. Due dates cannot be relied upon and output of projects portfolios are at suboptimal levels.

While all the talk is about Agile and Lean, by the right decisions on the strategic level the output of most project management portfolios can be increased by > 20%, while due date performance can be increased up to >95% with the same staff and less stress. Projects Portfolio FLOW boosts the output of project management organisations and frees up capacity for innovation. Besides Projects Portfolio FLOW reduces chaos and stress.

With Projects Portfolio FLOW we help you to manage and improve the output of your project organisation and free up capacity for special projects and innovation

The Leverage Scan
Improve with the highest possible leverage on output

Organisations are complex, even more so in times of change. They are about competition, defining a market, finding a business model, strategy, innovation, marketing, sales, operations, finance, recruiting & selecting, people management, self management, leadership etc. Leaders take responsibility for the whole but, that being the case, run into a catch-22: how can you oversee a system that you are a part of?

So the bad thing about organisational complexity is that it is hard to see what the best starting point would be to improve the output. The good thing about that however is that organisations have only one such a point at a time. The analogy of the bottleneck helps to make this clear. Think for example of the problems in your organisation that curb the output the most. (Note that these are not necessarily the problems that attract most attention…) Identifying this bottleneck and making it productive unleashes the content of the bottle, that is to say the potential of your organisation, in the most effective way.

The Leverage Scan helps you to identify the bottle neck and increase the output of your organisation with the highest possible leverage. It incorporates a whole body of knowledge about leadership and organisations. We are happy to share this tool with you, either onsite or in a videoconference. When you are interested to find out how it can contribute in your situation, please send an email or schedule a tactics call.

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