The Value Web designs and delivers collaborative engagement for leaders and organizations around the world.
At our core are the MG Taylor methods and models for transformational change, which are based on fundamental principles of individual and group creativity, focused problem definition and rapid iterations of solutions.
The Value Web’s collective experience allows our design processes to cut through the complexity found in the worlds of business, government, non-profit and civil society – and build connections at the intersections where these communities come together.
The Value Web stands for integrity and sustainable solutions that best benefit the organization and the larger world in which it is a part.
From focused organizational problem-solving sessions to large-scale conferences, our collaboration-focused design principles can be employed to craft engaging work processes and compelling conference narratives. Bringing a rich process of co-design with our clients, The Value Web has created compelling facilitated experiences for The World Economic Forum, The United Nations, SIBOS, the Berlin Civil Society Center, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and many others.
Applying deep experience and an extensive toolkit of facilitation methods and methodologies, our facilitators guide large groups through complex collaborative problem-solving and decision-making processes. Trained to shape group intent toward shared solutions, our facilitators co-design custom approaches with our clients that allow groups to work collaboratively towards emergent outcomes.
As part of larger facilitated engagements or conferences, our team can provide effective moderation for breakouts, workgroups or focus sessions.
Among our many tools for supporting group process and group learning, The Value Web employs a team of leading visual practitioners to visually record dialogue in a vibrant, information-rich mix of graphics and text to create a living context for conversation in real-time. More memorable than documentation, graphic facilitation helps create an engaging visual support to any gathering which reinforces key themes, connections and concepts to foster deeper dialogue and group creativity.
Mixing the information-gathering discipline of management consulting with leading practices in information and communication design, The Value Web creates visual representations of complex concepts in order to foster clarity and understanding as a part of collaborative work.
Combining methods from industrial design, consulting, information design and journalism, The Value Web has developed a robust process of capturing, sharing and modeling real-time information at large-scale gatherings and conferences. Helping to report on the unfolding narrative, representing ideas – big and small – that emerge at these gatherings, we distill meaning from these webs of interactions and present it in a way that reinforces the experiences of those in attendance, while bridging the gap with the world outside.
The Value Web is an engine for creativity. From beginning to end, our work is infused wih the use of multiple intelligences, principles of emergence and the power of play. An exciting environment with engaged participants is created when all of these elements ‘fire’ at the same time leading to unimagined creative results in record time. Participants are not only highly productive, they also generate a common language and have a shared experience working together in deep collaboration.
Design shapes and deploys the ideas that make innovation happen. Design is a mindset. It involves letting go of the preconceived and creating the space for new possibilities.
“Design thinking” has emerged as an essential skill, required of individuals, groups and communities to address the challenges that they– and the world as a whole – are facing. Tomorrow Makers’ Shift Paper best describes the essence of this way of thinking and acting in the world.
“Over the last twenty-five years, there have been a number of overlapping descriptors of the economic systems in which businesses live. Regional and global economies have moved through the Industrial, Informational and Knowledge Economies to the Network, and now into the Creative Economy. All of these shifts have been rapid and each has incorporated and built upon – but certainly not eliminated – the previous ones. This shift paper is written not as a wrong way/right way to think about and do business, but rather as a way to have a dialog about our assumptions and ways of working in order to increase our fitness for the kinds of situations, decisions and responsibilities that a Creative Economy imposes on us. The phrases below are not to be taken in isolation as single issues but as a whole for designing and finding new patterns that will work well in a creative economy.” From Tomorrow Makers Shift Paper
Our approach to design leverages the modeling language and module library developed by MG Taylor to unleash Group Genius — the ability of a group working iteratively and collaboratively to seek, model and put into place higher-order solutions. Time compression, systemic and focused workflows, feedback, individual creativity and collective creativity are core features of Group Genius. Using this approach, The Value Web is able to systematically and repeatedly bring out the highest levels of thought, performance and collaboration within the organizations we serve.