workers produce, analyze, or manipulate information. They
are smart, often highly educated, and interested in making
a difference. The heart of a fast-moving company, they have
to work together to get your product out fast. And they
have to stay with the company long enough to make a difference.
Traditional, top-down methods of motivating
knowledge workers and encouraging team collaboration simply
don't work. Theories of organizational behavior that managers
and consultants relied on don't fit the new world your company
is helping create.
Our approach is based instead on fundamental
principles of social psychology and cutting-edge research
in organizational behavior.
ZevGroup recognizes that individuals work
best in teams in which they hear and acknowledge other team
members, are heard and acknowledged by them, and are challenged
to perform at their highest levels. When these three criteria
are met, knowledge workers are most likely to work passionately
for the company, and least likely to seek other positions.
We study your workplace and we make recommendations
that will work for your star performers and for your organization's
performance. We take a "bottom-up" approach, teaching transferable
skills directly to knowledge worker team members. Brief
workshops incorporate hands-on simulations and interactive
exercises, which have shown to be the most effective teaching
Teams cannot be effective in a vacuum.
ZevGroup also works with managers to build lasting alliances
and create a culture to support individuals' ideas as well
as to strengthen the company's bottom line.