"Our full team benefited from the sessions." The GoalImprove consistency among teams in different geographic locations. Our client, a national organization with assets exceeding $1.5 Billion, noticed inconsistent performance among some development teams. While job descriptions and measurement were consistent across the country, the ways of achieving job performance were quite varied. The organization wanted to ensure that all workers were setup for success, and that all clients received a baseline standard of care. The ApproachPraise the good, improve knowledge transfer. In Phase One of this project, we focused on a single region in Western Canada. The team of just under 20 development staff in five locations were very competent, and for the most part were meeting targets. The strategies deployed across the region were varied and were, as one new hire said in their interview, “like throwing spaghetti at the wall to see if it sticks.”We organized and lead a retreat with these team members, and used both formal and informal / structured and unstructured activities to help them to share knowledge and build a collaborative culture. From there, we designed systems to provide feedback and stories.This phase of the project was received very well by team members and the organization, and we were asked to scale the project up for a national audience. The JourneyBuilding bridges. Following our success in Phase One, and armed with feedback from team members and leaders, we adapted our approach to creating symmetry among teams slightly. We focused on individual motivation for success and collaboration, and streamlined storytelling systems.We crafted easy to navigate tools to support new hires and team members looking to grow as they developed their portfolio of clients.We also created standard processes that would bring teams together on a regular basis to discuss an agenda of knowledge sharing topics, and supported organizational leaders to incorporate this into the national schedule. The OutcomeAn Effective National Solution. Following the successful pilot of this project, the organization adopted our recommendations and reported that all development staff (more than 100 FTE) experienced increases in their overall productivity following participation in the program. Client satisfaction rates also increased, especially among national clients who were now experiencing consistency across all branches. New Hires reported a greater feeling of being supported during their onboarding, and experienced staff reported seeing a longer runway for themselves at the organization. About Client Privacy Some people have noticed that engage doesn't name clients in our case studies. This is very intentional.We don't name clients in our stories because helping a business to do better means acknowledging that a business could do better, and that some things might not be working as well as they should. That's a hard conversation for most people to have in private, and it's so much harder when your challenges are being shared all over the internet and in board rooms across the globe.