Four Months. 300+ Teams. One Transformation Lab.
Current Workplace Visual Model
ETG’s intention is to help organizations meet complex challenges by enabling collaboration. Therefore, the s-lab is the platform of choice to transform social and digital experiences in the workplace. Each month, teams use Theory U tools in support of the transformation they are enabling. For example, the team created visual models using a Theory U tool called 3D mapping.
Gaining New Workplace Perspectives
Once the current state model was complete, the team moved around the table and paused at each corner. As a result, they gained a new perspective and articulated what they saw from each direction.
Firstly, teams stand in the East with a focus on feelings and relationships. Questions answered include, “What do you love? What ignites your energy?” Secondly, they move to the South for the perspective of truth and action. “What are the key conflicts and hard truths you need to face to move forward?” Thirdly, barriers which are stopping the current system from moving forward arise in the West. Finally, teams move North for the deeper purpose view. They answer, “What is wanting to die? What is wanting to be born?”
An Emerging Future Workplace
ET Group Insights
Objects are moving in a new common direction, versus moving in opposite directions. Fast change is possible.
People were no longer scattered. All face in the same direction, positioned towards new tools.
The workplace is now a bridge, something people use. The physical space is not a barrier. Removal of both physical and mental barriers is possible.
B. The object representing virtual workplace collaboration moved first. It was placed in the middle, connected to the meeting spaces, linking physical and virtual. Therefore, barriers were removed and a bridge was built.
D. The teams discovered leverage points to move their workplace transformation forward, including actions to
-Change the physical space
-Adopt and integrate the technologies
-Improve the Virtual space – creating more connections with existing or new tools
-Focus on the the ETG self
-Invite clients into the journey.
In March 2019, ETG will continue to apply Theory U practices to support workplace transformation. They will use embodiment practices called Social Presencing to access deeper collective wisdom. In the following month, the team will generate prototype ideas in related to technology and people. Stay tuned!