To Involve others or not. Who to involve. What do I need from them. These and other questions about involvement, when taken thoughtfully into consideration, can make all the difference between success or failure of a project. This book provides a framework for thinking through each step of an involvement process from the identified need through to execution.
For 25 years, I have led dozens of workplace teams on subjects ranging from equipment reliability to quality to organization design. I have coached kid's soccer. I have served on boards and committees of parent booster clubs, school advisory boards, and community theatre organizations. Now, through the careful collaboration of these four authors, comes a book, a methodology, that explains in a logical, complete way how to lead collaborative efforts. If I only knew then what I learned in this book!
Although we may frequently consider how to involve people, we don't always appreciate the importance of thinking about who to involve and when to involve them. Along with checklists to help you along each of these important considerations, there is helpful material on keeping people involved, keeping the process moving, and a very nice chapter on meeting planning.
Whether you are new to discovering the power of involvement, or a seasoned veteran who is looking for additional coaching and tips, this book offers sound advice in all aspects of the topic.