Efficiency that promotes equality, diversity, inclusion and wellness

Written by Bianca Baldo Restructuring the workday to maximize efficiency. Promoting equality and diversity in self-care and wellness.   Using technology to maximize efficiency. Working with stakeholders to develop inclusive solutions. Exploring a gender-based analysis can be a first step to understanding your diversity needs and increasing inclusive practices for your workforce. You may have already … Read more Efficiency that promotes equality, diversity, inclusion and wellness

Recognizing the many veteran voices in Canada.

Written by Bianca Baldo Let’s visualize together. Imagine you are in a crowd of people waiting for the veteran parade. You see floats in the distance, you hear Shania Twain’s Soldier song in the air, the float is getting closer, you make out a group of proud veterans waving hello to the crowds. What do … Read more Recognizing the many veteran voices in Canada.

Why Is Facilitation Important? – Celebrating International Facilitation Week part 2

Written by Intersol Group In our last post, we talked about six important elements of good facilitation. But why use facilitation at all? What value does it add? First, a definition: “Group facilitation is a process in which a person whose selection is acceptable to all members of the group, who is substantively neutral, and … Read more Why Is Facilitation Important? – Celebrating International Facilitation Week part 2

What is a change readiness assessment, anyway?

Written by Intersol Group As change management professionals, we stress the importance of doing a change readiness assessment at the beginning of a project. But what does that mean, exactly? A change readiness assessment can take many different forms, and be more or less thorough depending on the situation. At the core, its purpose is … Read more What is a change readiness assessment, anyway?

Using Facilitation to Restructure the Organization

Written by Frank Van Gool For some managers, the thought of involving staff in the restructuring of their own organization is ludicrous.  Given the chance, everyone will want to raise the salary and classification of their own jobs and set themselves up to work with their favourite peers! This isn’t entirely a false assumption.  When an … Read more Using Facilitation to Restructure the Organization

Things that Make Conflict Worse

Written by Intersol Group I see a lot of conflict in the workplace. And I’m sure that you have had to face conflict at one time or another in your life. Sometimes it’s a minor problem that gets fixed quickly. And other times the conflict just keeps getting worse and worse until it seems like … Read more Things that Make Conflict Worse

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Revisited

Written by Intersol Group If you’re like me, summer is a time for catching up on the business and self-help books you’ve been meaning to read all year. But what do you remember about the books you read last year, let alone the ones you read over a decade ago? Stephen R. Covey’s bestseller – The 7 … Read more The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Revisited

Six Elements of Facilitation – Celebrating International Facilitation Week

Written by Intersol Group This week we’re celebrating the first ever International Facilitation Week, sponsored by the International Association of Facilitators. In honour of the occasion, we’ve put together a couple of blogs on the topic of facilitation. This first one is about what facilitation means, and toward the end of the week we’ll follow … Read more Six Elements of Facilitation – Celebrating International Facilitation Week

Organizational Culture and the 5 Monkeys Experiment

Written by Intersol Group Have you ever heard the story of the 5 Monkeys Experiment? It may sound familiar when you think of your organizational culture. It goes like this: 5 monkeys were placed in a cage as part of an experiment. In the middle of the cage was a ladder with bananas on the top rung. … Read more Organizational Culture and the 5 Monkeys Experiment

7 Steps to Better Horizontal Collaboration

Written by Intersol Group Intersol previously worked with a client group in a large federal government department that was trying to establish better horizontal collaboration across the directorate. Organizational silos are a common challenge for many of our clients. Groups become so involved in their own work and priorities that they neglect to notice what’s … Read more 7 Steps to Better Horizontal Collaboration