“Cost Of Fear” represents the amount of time, energy, talent organisations invest in their own “self-preserving scenarios”. How much do we deviate from any desired outcome, by following these self-preserving scenarios? This workshop proposes to address fearlessly the topic!
The workshop follows a systemic coaching approach and unfolds in 3 exploring stages and a denouement one. Exploring stages: Individual : what is our relation to fear as an individual. This stage is meant to create a safe space to build a positive approach on “fear”. Pair : explore and acquire awareness on how preservation scenarios influence our behaviour to others : pairs, teams, hierarchy, coaches. We might use the dramatic triangle to illustrate this stage. Group (team and organisation) : reflect, on a scale of time, what type of activities you are performing in your organisation and how are these related to creating value. This stage is aimed to highlight the activities that don’t contribute to an outcome and identify their “cost” ( time, energy, talent)…
Denoument stage Finding the tipping point: Define the impact of these activities on the value of the outcome and organisation’s performance (whatever performance means). Why do we continue to invest in activities with low value? Explore the future possibilities : “What if?”… we drop activities with high investment/low value. What is the impact on stakeholders needs? What is the impact on the outcome? Frugal design for a “Cost of Fear Free” Organisation : How we can address organisational system’s needs aligned with people’s needs? We will use an original “Cost of Fear Free Shift” Canvas, among other tools.
More details on the “Cost of Fear” approach (but not in the tools used to design a sfhifted organisation) are in a related post.