Executive alignment and engagement are so important to any successful transformation. We are doing everything we can to help organizations with that step and we have come up with a prototype process that is proving to be successful. We have realized that executives are very busy so getting them to commit to taking the training on their own is hard. We also realized that just taking the training for the sake of training isn’t that meaningful for them.
Instead, what has been working is a prototype where executives schedule a weekly meeting to take it together. Additionally, instead of this just being generic training, we bring in examples at the end of each module to show the approaches applied in their own organizations. This provides the executives with principles on how to make issues visible and the specifics of what is going on in their organizations. We have found this leads to great discussion and debates that tend to slow down the training but accelerate the alignment across the executives.