CROSS-SILO aims to help its clients achieve resilient growth throughout the business cycle by working toward a strength-driven, highly-collaborative, fully-engaging, self-organizing business culture that embraces change.
In 2016, after several interim management positions, Edwin Korver, founder of CROSS-SILO and architect of RoundMap™, decided to pick up on a probe he started in 2014, to uncover what gets people alienated from the work and their passion.
This led to the creation of the RoundMap® framework, with Positive Inquiry as a driver for collaborative change.
Some of the considerations for the need for connected human systems include:
- Playing Our Part: Living meaningfully requires us to play our part in creating meaningful value for others.
- Clarity on Role: Understanding one’s role is critical. Without it, people will start to fill in the blanks themselves.
- Entrust and Empower: Leaders must entrust and empower people to play their meaningful part.
- Create Alignment: Organizations must ensure an alignment on the vision, strategy, mission, and purpose.
- Depth versus Breadth: An emphasis on specialization leads to disconnected silos that hamper innovation and agility.
- Whole System: Resilient growth depends on dealing with the workings of the whole system – not just the parts.
- Learning Cycles: With disruption always around the corner, effective feedback loops become evermore critical.
Special thanks: With the moral support of his wife Stella and dear friends like Henk Koopmans, Vincent van Beek, Patrick Petersen, and Gerard van Vliet, Edwin Korver managed to create a unified business framework to help companies discover, design, develop, and direct business ventures, known as RoundMap®.