BETTER STILL TOOLKIT—CHART THE FUTURE TOGETHER

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Chart the Future Together

Elicit smart thinking and make excellent decisions together, as you design your organization’s next era of success.

A powerful pathway and 14 tools to shape the future

It’s a volatile time. You and your fellow leaders must determine where to take your organization, team, or initiative next, and where after that. To get there, you’ll need to generate smart thinking and make excellent decisions, together.

Given the stakes, it’s wise to have support as you and your colleagues think, analyze, and decide your future course. Your ally is this Better Still Teamwork Toolkit, with its six-phase digital pathway and 14 powerful step-by-step tools.

The pathway

Process

Chart the Future Together provides a facilitator and project team with six smart, well-organized, easy-to-follow phases:

PREPARE

ASK STRATEGIC QUESTIONS

IDENTIFY THE FACTS

ANALYZE THE FACTS AND CONSIDER SCENARIOS

GENERATE OPTIONS AND EXAMINE PROS & CONS

DECIDE AND COMMUNICATE

Each phase provides specific activities for the facilitator to lead with team members or sponsoring executives, supported by two or more Better Still Tools. The Chart the Future Together toolkit will support you as you and your colleagues reinvent or renew the entire organization, create new directions for a team, or plan an initiative.

The toolkit

Your Better Still Teamwork Toolkit—Chart the Future Together provides everything you’ll need to successfully facilitate all six phases of the pathway, as you chart your future together.

Here’s a sampler of what’s inside Chart the Future Together:

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Onboarding and valuable context

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At-a-glance pathway overview

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Instructions for every phase

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Recommended tools in each phase

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Tool library with 14 Better Still Tools

The tools

As you think and decide together across the six phases, you’ll be supported by these 14 Better Still Tools:

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Agree on the intention and process of what you’re discussing together.

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Influence others in a way that brings the best ideas forward.

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Improve joint thinking by becoming a powerful, purposeful listener.

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Enrich dialogue by asking questions that promote better thinking.

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Become smarter together with 25 strategic questions.

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Reach agreement about what you’re trying to decide together, and why.

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Understand the facts of the situation.

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Become smart together about what might happen, so you’re better prepared to respond.

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Develop excellent and energizing options together.

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Understand the pros and cons before you decide.

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Find a path forward together if you should become stuck.

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Determine who will make the decision, and how.

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Communicate your decision so others can support and take action on it.

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Communicate smart requests that result in effective action.

Every Better Still Tool includes:

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What’s in a Better Still Tool?

This is a time to get smart, together.

Mapping the smartest, most sustainable way forward requires intelligent and wise contributions from the people who know your organization best, as well as from those whose views challenge conventional thinking. Especially in a volatile, complex, fast-moving world, the roadmap to your organization’s or team’s next era of success calls for outstanding thinking, communication, and collaboration from multiple contributors.

Call on the Chart the Future Together toolkit to help you.

Please contact us to learn how to bring the Better Still Teamwork Toolkit—Chart the Future Together into your organization.