What’s in a word
‘Our teams’. It reads as if they were all people on our payroll, working from 9 to 5 (or later) inside our hierarchy. Whenever we built a new venture, or even when we transform a company, we consider the entire leadership and governance teams as “our teams”. We feel responsible for their results, and we will guard their wellbeing and their team functioning.
Just like a greenhouse makes seeds grow into solid plants, we make venture ideas grow into solid businesses. At each stage we have a different team assembly, that fits the specific requirements of that stage.
- Ideating – initially the team consists of a vision architect and one or more visual story tellers, who work together with the client to sharpen the vision. In the meantime, we assemble a market-side ideating team with several captains of industry or consumer market representatives, who ensure the process remains focused on future clients.
- Creating – in this stage, the vision architect adds a product and services designer to make a more detailed plan of the offering, of the products, and the services. Later on, a financial planner will be ready to do the rough calculations, for the pitch deck. By the end of this stage, we reach out to the market, and assemble the team for the next stage.
- Building – a temporary leadership team takes the responsibility now, to build the offering. They will consult with the architect and imply the product and services designer, to ensure the original ideas get realised. But they are oriented differently, to attracting clients, and to hiring subcontractors. At this stage, we also create the boards, of which the most important is the ImpactBoard.
- Growing – now that the offering and its first clients are more concrete, a final leadership team can take over from the temporary leadership. The final leadership has a different task, to scale the processes while remaining vigilent over the initial dream and client value. And to hire the staff and ensure the initial project becomes a long-term stable business.
That’s when we step out … although some of our people will remain close-by in one of the boards.
Our current ImpactBuilders
Some of the team members have a contract with ImpactBuilders. We call them “our ImpactBuilders”.