Breakthrough Performance Innovation
What is TameFlow?
a modern approach to knowledge-work management
TameFlow delivers superior business, project, team and organizational performance
TameFlow is a modern approach to management that brings your knowledge-based organization to a state of hyper-performance, a condition whereby your business performs at levels several times greater than your competitors.
TameFlow creates a connected, collaborative and sustainable environment that ultimately maximizes your overall business performance allowing your company to enjoy:
- Unprecedented Operational Excellence
- Outstanding Financial Outcomes
- Superior Innovative Capacity
- Engaging Humane Relationships
Whom is TameFlow for?
TAMEFLOW IS A HOLISTIC AND SYSTEMIC APPROACH, THE BENEFITS OF WHICH WILL PERMEATE THROUGHOUT YOUR ENTIRE ORGANIZATION
The Beneficiaries of TameFlow are:
CEOs – Business Owners – Executives – Managers in General
PMO Managers – Programme/Portfolio Managers – Project Managers
Product Managers – Product Owners – Scrum Masters – Teamleads
Designers – Engineers – Software Developers – Knowledge Workers in General
Students of Business Schools, Engineering Management and Project Management
Consultants – Coaches – Trainers
How Does TameFlow Work?
TAMEFLOW CAPITALIZES PERFORMANCE FLOWS
TameFlow boosts operational, informational, financial, and psychological performance.
TameFlow seeks to increase and improve the four fundamental flows that determine your organization's overall performance. Improving any single performance flow will yield tangible benefits. TameFlow will deliberately and purposefully improve not one flow alone, but all four of them. The four flows are as follows:
How well are you delivering? The operational flow is the conventional "workflow" that determines how work moves through the organization. Raw materials are transformed into finished goods. Services are delivered through a succession of steps. Operational flow is measured by means of operational throughput i.e. the rate at which goods or services are delivered to the market. TameFlow will produce substantial improvements in a company’s operational flow, by increasing flow efficiency, reducing flow times and increasing throughput.
How much wealth are you creating? Financial flow is measured in financial throughput. It represents the rate at which an organization turns its products or services into profit. Most organizations’ financial strategies are driven by costsaving measures. Instead, TameFlow will train managers to think in terms of financial throughput, and give them new insights which will radically reshape their strategies for making money. By focusing on the rate of profit generation, rather than on cost savings or on the magnitude of the profit alone, the organization’s financial performance will increase significantly.
How well are you communicating? Information is the lifeblood of an organization. It has a deep impact on the company’s performance, building its collective intelligence and setting its ability to adapt and grow. TameFlow will improve information flow by establishing effective patterns of communication and interaction as well as refining organizational design to better support the effective flow of vital information.
How happy are your people? The highest levels of individual or group performance are achieved when people reach psychological states of flow, which is generally associated with a state of happiness. In such states there is seamless concurrence of thoughts and actions. People experience complete control over their situation, even in the face of high risk, extreme difficulties and seemingly insurmountable challenges. TameFlow activates psychological flow in both individuals and groups by establishing “flow triggers,” and the best environmental conditions to cultivate states of flow
What are the Benefits of TameFlow?
TAMEFLOW INSTILLS A CULTURE OF ONGOING IMPROVEMENT THAT PRODUCES AN EVER FLOURISHING ORGANIZATION.
TameFlow means improved time to market, cashflow, bottom-line, innovation, and happiness
TameFlow produces a number of tangible improvements across all of Four Flows. The aggregated effect will substantially increase your organization's total performance. While the adoption of TameFlow will produce immediate, real and significant advantages in all four flows, a major long term effect is a culture of ongoing improvement.
TameFlow is the first systemic and integrative approach that will bring an organization to higher levels of consciousness of human development. TameFlow will evolve an organization into an Ever Flourishing Company and Teal Organization, progressing quickly through stages of performance development, and finally arriving at a state of continuously improving, sustainable and humane organization capable of outstanding hyper-performance.
Improved Operational Flow
Value delivery will happen faster and with less resources. Increased Operational Flow means a number of positive developments. Time to market will be shorter. Due date performance will improve. Performance will increase several times. Companies are able to optimize scarce and valuable resources. Unexploited and underutilized capacity can be unleashed to make competitive market offerings. Work is prioritized to maximize value creation. Flow time efficiency are enhanced. Unproductive multitasking and work-in-process will be reduced. The need to expedite will decrease significantly or even be eliminated entirely. All key performance indicators (KPIs) will be completely aligned with the company’s goal. Planned work will be managed better, while the capacity to handle emergencies or unplanned work will increase. Resilience will improve. Productivity will rise without the need for resorting to overtime or other untenable practices, yet overall, the pace of work will be relaxed and sustainable. And, most importantly, newly developed capacities can now be channeled towards competitive growth initiatives instead of depressing cost savings.
Improved Financial Flow
The organization will become more capital and cash efficient. Improved Financial Flow has many important consequences. The entire organization will act in a consistent and financially responsible manner. Focus is squarely on value maximization instead of cost reduction, with the objective of gaining further leverage from investments. The organization will become knowledgeable about where and when investments are needed, and how these sustain all four flows. Strategic and operational decision making will be supported by relevant financial flow data. Metrics and KPIs will be chosen in such way that they truly drive financial performance and positively impact the bottom line. Strategic alternatives, sequencing of initiatives, and resource allocation will be founded upon flow-based economic models, which maximize the financial return for the company. Progress of initiatives and projects will be monitored in terms of financial throughput. Cash locked up in unfinished work or work-in-process will be reduced to a minimum. Return on investments will be anticipated by avoiding unproductive multitasking.
Improved Informational Flow
The organization will become a "Continuous Learning Organization." Improved Informational Flow has many beneficial effects. The transference of information and ideas will accelerate. Innovation becomes faster. An organically growing Ecology of Ideas develops from which novel approaches emerge. The organization will self-organize in a way to optimize effective flow of information. Response time for problems is reduced and the leveraging of opportunities is increased. All essential attributes of effective communication (coordination, information and inspiration) are reinforced. The entire organization will be in agreement about which information is relevant and important. Information communicated towards the market and customers will be consistent, relevant and current. Any level of management will receive early signals of oncoming risk materialization; and likewise operational staff will receive timely support and issue resolution from higher levels of management. Tight, short and quick information feedback loops will emerge at all levels throughout the organization. Dependable reporting and management information will be available, covering all management portfolio initiatives and all value streams. Efforts across units and teams can be prioritized, coordinated and synchronized effectively.
With a developing Unity of Purpose, consistent, coherent and current information will support the decision making process. Not only will the right information be available to the right people at the right time, but decisions will be made faster and with much wider internal support. Decisions will be based on a deeper shared understanding and complete agreement about the problems, the solutions and their implementation, rather than on hunches, gut feelings or ego-inflated opinions. All relevant roles and operatives will become active parties and participate in the organizational decision making processes, enabling the company’s collective intelligence to make better judgments. In this way, the company will become a true Learning Organization. A learning organization that is not cemented to yesterday’s obsolete "Best Practices," but instead continuously transforms, reinvents and adapts itself to the ever changing, competitive environment in which it operates, and continuously re-invents its own Next Practice.
Improved Psychological Flow
Your people will reach higher levels of conscious engagement. Heightened Psychological Flow creates a more humane and effective organization; an organization which aligns behind a clearly articulated Unity of Purpose. Decision making will be streamlined and characterized by fewer unproductive conflicts and more unanimous decisions made in collaborative ways. In the case of divergent opinions, the organization will learn to resolve them by converging towards the recognized Unity of Purpose. Once decisions have been made, they will be supported and executed with full energy. Individuals will improve their own performance, and perceive their own personal goals as aligned with those of the business. The organization will be based upon a Community of Trust where individuals enjoy coming to work and are happy to contribute with their skills, abilities and personalities. The company will become a “learning organization” and provide space for personal growth, and social development. Acts of leadership will be encouraged and appreciated at all levels. Individuals and teams will have the knowledge, awareness and empowerment to make positive contributions to the company’s goal. They will also enjoy management’s full support and sponsorship, receiving recognition when recognition is due. Likewise, managers will enjoy unprecedented respect and esteem from their subordinates. Engagement, purposefulness and mindfulness will be common feelings.
What is the secret of TameFlow?
TAMEFLOW WILL IGNITE THREE FORMIDABLE TRANSFORMATIVE FORCES THAT WILL CATAPULT YOUR ORGANIZATION TO NEW REMARKABLE PERFORMANCE HEIGHTS
TameFlow Nurtures Inspired Leadership, Unity of Purpose, and Community of Trust
While improvements in any single or in all performance flows will produce substantial benefits, the real breakthrough in performance happens only by aligning the four flows. An organization that is capable of reaching maximum levels of the four flows will be like a jet aircraft flying at maximum speed. If the organization is then capable of aligning the four flows, it will be like the jet igniting the afterburners: even more thrust will be released. The alignment of the four fundamental flows will unleash three vigorous transformative forces within your company. The concerted action of these powerful forces enable your organization to reach superlative performance levels through energized, coordinated, and synchronized team effort. The three transformative social forces are as follows:
Is everybody a true leader? Every high performing organization has a true leader at its helm, capable of identifying the company's True North. Leadership is a potent social force that compels others to follow the direction set by the leader. Inspired Leadership is guided more by principles of fellowship and co-valence rather than authority, rule and command. The precept of Leader Intent is vivid. Teams make decisions on their own, knowing that they will make the same decision that would be made by whoever is the "commander in chief," given the information and context they have. Likewise, the "commander in chief" will fully trust the teams to make the best decisions possible, with the information and context they have, and that such decisions will be congruent with their shared and common goal.
In such organizations literally anybody can make any decision. Inspired leaders will generate other leaders. Leadership becomes an act, and is no longer the privilege of a single role. Those acts of leadership become exemplars of behavior that others want to follow or replicate, on their own accord.
Unity of Purpose
Is everybody really pulling in the same direction? Unlike lofty corporate mission statements, which are often proclaimed tongue in cheek or usually only given lip service, TameFlow's transformative force, Unity of Purpose is an emotional state shared by all individuals in the company. Under Unity of Purpose individuals will become deeply motivated at a personal level, recognizing the alignment that exists between their own direction in life and the company’s goal. They will develop a deep appreciation of how achieving the organization’s goal actually supports them in their personal pursuits; and vice-versa— organizational support of personal achievements will encourage individuals to contribute to the company’s goals.
A powerful performance driver, Unity of Purpose enables an organization to function better as a whole. Truly sharing the same culture and values, the entire company will collectively see and act as one unit. This means everybody (individuals and departments) will not only agree on the same mental models but also apply them in unison for quick decision making and swift execution.
Community of Trust
Is the organization a true community wherein individuals trust each other? ? How many inefficiencies hide in your organization because people are constantly arguing, have hidden agendas or distrust each other? It might seem unbelievable but a constant state of internal conflict is typical for most organizations, large or small. When a company attains alignment of the Four Flows, the conditions for deep feelings of trust develop within the organization itself. This is when TameFlow’s transformative force of Community of Trust kicks in.
The higher the levels of trust that exist in an organization, the higher it’s levels of performance will be. When everybody truly trusts that they are all pulling in the same direction, they have more common interests, and less turf to defend. Communication becomes focused on problem resolution rather than on winning arguments or defending positions. Within a Community of Trust all energies converge on moving the company further toward its goal.
Who is Actually Using TameFlow?
TAMEFLOW IS USED BY A VARIETY OF KNOWLEDGE WORK COMPANIES
TameFlow is Chosen to Produce Breakthrough Performance Innovation
TameFlow is used in Engineering, Banking, Publishing, i-Gaming, Legal, Health Care, Communications, Automotive, Software, Aviation and more. TameFlow is chosen by many businesses who feel that "process improvements" measured in a few percentages are not enough for them to remain competitive. Instead they want to attain breakthrough performance innovation that allows them to improve by 2, 3 times or even more.
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