The Virtuos Cycle of Excellent Culture –> Excellent Engagement –> Excellent IBP

05. December 2022

I had the pleasure to join the CParity Event in Amsterdam with >200 S&OP IBP experts and to learn from many awesome speakers about all aspects of IBP. I contributed with two sessions.

In the presentation โ€œ๐’๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ˆ๐๐ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐งโ€ I had the opportunity to explain that a good mix of Integrated Business ๐‘ท๐‘ณ๐‘จ๐‘ต๐‘ต๐‘ฐ๐‘ต๐‘ฎ (IBP) and Integrated Business ๐‘บ๐‘ฌ๐‘ต๐‘บ๐‘ฐ๐‘ต๐‘ฎ (iBsing) will generate a virtuous cycle of better culture, better engagement, and better performance.

In the roundtable โ€œ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐š๐ง ๐’&๐Ž๐ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐‹๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆโ€ we have conducted a live sensemaking experiment. Based on real examples from the participants we identified the areas, where the S&OP process is getting typically stuck. We identified โ€œ๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐‘ฝ๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’โ€ and โ€œ๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’„๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐’๐’“๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•โ€ as the two key challenges resonating to most members in our group. The participants shared excellent best practises and ideas how to overcome those types of obstacles.

I shared some of the ๐ข๐๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ that we offer for our customersย such as iBsing sense-making, IBP conflict management based on the PRINT motivational model, iBsing evolutionary workshops and weekly iBsing governance, iBsing (de-)escalation and decision-making, iBsing organisational alignmentโ€ฆ.

I have been asked by one participant to share the 7 ๐ข๐๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐’๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ. Happy to do so:
1.ย ย ย ย Do you have a shared ๐˜๐˜‰๐˜— ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ across the organisation (beyond financial health)?
2.ย ย ย ย Are ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ด resolved in a collaborative way?
3.ย ย ย ย Relevant ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ is available in an effective way?
4.ย ย ย ย Are ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด aligned and accountabilities fulfilled?
5.ย ย ย ย Is the right person taking ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด at the right time?
6.ย ย ย ย Do people understand the ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด to bring the organisation to the next level?
7.ย ย ย ย Does a ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ structure exist where tensions related to the IBP framework are addressed?

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody with whom I could interact for a lot of inspiration and especiallyย Tina McKenzie, who was the considerate mastermind behind that fabulous event, andย Steven Hainey,ย who created a perfect learning and networking environment in his role as chairman.

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