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How Jill learned to manage collaboration so it didn’t manager her

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Meet Jill. She’s a seasoned manager who oversees programs, projects and committees. Jill knows how to manage collaboration so it doesn’t manage her. But, it wasn’t always that way. Her staff used to be plagued by meetings, a lack of focus and personality conflicts. Frustrated, she tried meeting facilitators, collaboration software and team-building exercises to no avail. She was still spending most of her time putting out fires.

So how did she find the missing piece to her puzzle? Introducing Planosaurus. They helped Jill regain control so she could see the benefits of collaboration.

Planosaurus evaluated how Jill’s team collaborates through observation, interviews, surveys and document reviews. They identified the common threats to collaborative work it affectionately call Organizational Monsters. Its data showed why and how these Organizational Monsters were undermining quality and efficiency.

Planosaurus advised Jill to focus on changes that would lock the Organizational Monsters up for good. Together, they developed a simple plan to help Jill regain control and results. Planosaurus started at the top by crafting an organizational strategy and guideline for collaboration.

Then, Planosaurus worked with each collaborative group to strengthen their framework and operational capacity. Next, they helped tackle the challenge of managing team members you don’t actually supervise. Finally, they helped address specific challenges once the other steps were complete.

She now knows how to use collaboration as a strategy for results thanks to Planosaurus. Jill now uses Planosaurus to augment her existing resources and their expertise.

Solve your collaboration puzzle by contacting Planosaurus today.

About Megan Wilmoth

Megan Wilmoth is the president of Planosaurus, a women-owned consulting firm that helps organizations eliminate the common threats to collaboration they affectionately call Organizational Monsters so that projects, programs, boards, committees, and teams can consistently achieve collaborative productivity. With twenty years of experience, she has provided a wide range of planning and management services to organizations ranging from Fortune 500, large and medium-sized companies, trade associations, non-profits, and government agencies. She is fueled by quality coffee and the opportunity to make the thankless job of managing collaborative managers easier.

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  • Megan Wilmoth,
  • September 15, 2015

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