Invoking the Hero’s Journey

Last year, Groupaya worked with a Fortune 500 company to understand how, in one exceptional project, they managed to “crack the code” on global collaboration, figuring out typical challenges such as how to deal with the biology of different time zones, how to work across cultural differences, and how to deal with local/global decision-making tensions. In the next few months, we will be writing several blog posts to share some of our learnings not only from this global collaboration project, […]

Finding the Simplicity Embedded in Complexity

My friend, the amazing designer and facilitator, Gail Taylor, often exhorts people to find the simplicity embedded in complexity. I’ve been puzzling over this advice over the past few weeks, as I’ve been reflecting on our own practices for working with groups on complex problems. I recently came across two resources that I’d like to share. The first is from my friend, Jeff Conklin, who first introduced me to the notion of Wicked Problems a dozen years ago. This past […]