Simple Solutions for Complex Challenges

It seems that every day we’re faced with an increasingly more complex world – one where it’s getting even harder to see the wood for the trees.

 

While we wouldn’t choose to go back to a completely simplified existence (chopping wood and carrying water for our baths), all of us acknowledge that simplification in some form would benefit our businesses. Especially when it comes to some of the most complex variables of all – people.

 

So imagine if you could break down the many complex inter-relationships and skills within a project to simplify things, and make your delivery team structure more effective. (Imagine how much better you’d sleep at night).

 

Applying NotYetKnown strategic thinking and implementation processes within the Jasmax Group of entities, they could simplify their approach to a complex and important citywide transport project with multiple stakeholders and partnering organisations.

 

They needed to create ‘the perfect’ independent project office (IPO) to deliver an assured, de-risked outcome for the project – and consequently the city it was to serve. (No pressure!).

 

The aim was to co-locate  multiple partnering organisations to optimise the efforts of the 125 highly qualified professionals for the duration of the project (a year plus). Essentially like an enormous house move – with teams of unfamiliar people, different work styles, contrasting company cultures, a wide variety of IT solutions and process expectations to complicate things. Yet the opportunities vastly outweighed the difficulties. If we got it right, they could deliver a de-risked, certain outcome for our client. And who wouldn’t want that?

 

First off, they established the most critical shared considerations for success, through consultation and workshops. In other words, they looked for similarity within difference, then implemented the necessary support. We saw the wood and the individual trees.

 

The outcome?  A strong sense of collective purpose, belonging and trust, as clients became colleagues and the project occupants welded as one team. Optimised results created capacity and fostered a sense of common purpose among a collective community who also felt valued as individuals.

Simple Solutions for Complex Challenges

It seems that every day we’re faced with an increasingly more complex world – one where it’s getting even harder to see the wood for the trees.

 

While we wouldn’t choose to go back to a completely simplified existence (chopping wood and carrying water for our baths), all of us acknowledge that simplification in some form would benefit our businesses. Especially when it comes to some of the most complex variables of all – people.

 

So imagine if you could break down the many complex inter-relationships and skills within a project to simplify things, and make your delivery team structure more effective. (Imagine how much better you’d sleep at night.)

 

Applying NotYetKnown strategic thinking and implementation processes within the Jasmax Group of entities, they could simplify their approach to a complex and important citywide transport project with multiple stakeholders and partnering organisations.

 

They needed to create ‘the perfect’ independent project office (IPO) to deliver an assured, de-risked outcome for the project – and consequently the city it was to serve. (No pressure!)

 

The aim was to co-locate  multiple partnering organisations to optimise the efforts of the 125 highly qualified professionals for the duration of the project (a year plus). Essentially like an enormous house move – with teams of unfamiliar people, different work styles, contrasting company cultures, a wide variety of IT solutions and process expectations to complicate things. Yet the opportunities vastly outweighed the difficulties. If we got it right, they could deliver a de-risked, certain outcome for our client. And who wouldn’t want that?

 

First off, they established the most critical shared considerations for success, through consultation and workshops. In other words, they looked for similarity within difference, then implemented the necessary support. We saw the wood and the individual trees.

 

The outcome?  A strong sense of collective purpose, belonging and trust, as clients became colleagues and the project occupants welded as one team. Optimised results created capacity and fostered a sense of common purpose among a collective community who also felt valued as individuals.