A mine in West Africa.
Thousands of projects in the pipeline for years, with none being driven to fruition.
The mine was operating inefficiently and had a number of issues. The team was working hard, generating lots of ideas for projects to improve the mine and productivity, but the mine was performing poorly.
We looked at the effectiveness of the team, starting with a Team Role Assessment that immediately provided insights into the human dynamics of the team. All the individuals were ideas-people who lacked the natural capabilities and inclination to complete projects. We devised and implemented processes and systems that enabled the individuals to manage this weakness.
With the new systems in place, the project pipeline became more efficient. Projects were completed, which improved performance, all without the need for costly other solutions.