Why is it so hard to get departments to work together?
In meeting after meeting, collaboration breaks down because different departments speak different languages. This miscommunication is costly: it builds silos and it's the key reason project fail and people quit. We provide a standard language and a standard set of 1-page tools, so people can work together efficiently.
Welcome to the Center
Anyone who has or aspires to a general management role will understand the importance of using standard language and tools. This video (1:05) summarizes this breakthrough in clarity and consistency. How to start: click through Users and Decisions to see what's relevant to you.
Our General Manager's Index of Terms gets everybody speaking the same language. It puts on one screen a common-sense framework with clear definitions, discussion questions and two to six carefully reviewed resources. It's the framework for collaboration, decision-making and career development.
If everyone uses the same tools and terms, senior managers can be confident projects will be on time, on budget and yield the promised ROI. Our General Manager's Toolkit holds fourteen 1-page tools that lets cross-functional teams perform--and report on--their best work.
Dependable resources and valuable connections
"I'd used the Center's Index of Terms and Toolkit for our planning, so I was looking forward to their local CEO Roundtable Intensives. I've rarely seen 20 executives as engaged. The Center gives us the practical tools we need and reliable resources for growth and succession." - Ed Purcell, President, Vertical Greenwalls
An unstoppable culture of collaboration
It feels great to be part of a team that did something big. The Center can give you not just the tools, but the experiences that build an unstoppable culture of collaboration.
Organizations that have used our tools and Index:
Goodman Community Center