These are some success factors that Tomorrow by Design and the Sponsor team need to work together for our engagements and interventions to be successful.
The opportunity or problem must be something that the sponsors feel is urgent and must be addressed.
Do we have the right people having the right conversation? There are typically 5 types of participants in our engagements and they are all crucial to the success of an event:
Do we have the correct level of decision-making authority given the scope we are working with? Typically the Sponsor Team should comprise the key decision makers from the stakeholder groups.
Have the Sponsors and the Facilitator create an environment in which participants can express themselves freely?
Complexity may not necessarily come from the intellectual challenge of a situation but may simply be the organisational complexity that has to be overcome to achieve success
Our process is different and can be challenging for Sponsors as they are both designers and participants in delivering the solution. It is crucial to work together. But we must trust the process!
The Sponsor team must define the questions to be addressed as opposed to coming with a defined solution that they need others simply to take on board.