TeamFlow User Profile
Creative Learning Technologies, Inc.
"Regardless of who you are, you understand
where you fit in the larger picture."
Creative Learning Technologies, Inc. of Boise, Idaho is a virtual networking
corporation that offers consulting services supported by innovative tools.
Their mission is to help today's organizations stay highly competitive by integrating
creativity, continuous learning and modern technologies.
When Creative Learning Technologies first discovered TeamFlow it was an instant match.
In the business of helping companies respond productively to today's fast-changing
business environment, they seek out tools that maximize the effectiveness of a team's
process. "Understanding the interdependencies that accompany the deployment of resources
and management of workflow is a core competency that needs to be underscored," says
Alex Pattakos, the co-founder and lead consultant for CLT. "TeamFlow provides a
user-friendly tool for building such capacity."
Pattakos works as a Team Learning and Creative Learning Organization consultant
with companies at all stages of process development and has found TeamFlow helpful
in a variety of ways:
AS A PROCESS DESIGN TOOL: "One of the most critical things," Pattakos says,
"is to help people see things in different ways. TeamFlow's visual presentation
creates that AHA! that helps individuals understand the larger picture of a
AS A MANAGEMENT TOOL: TeamFlow helps create an awareness of who needs to
be involved at what point in any project. At the top level, it creates the focus on
the team necessary to make sure all the stakeholders are represented at the appropriate
time. Pattakos uses TeamFlow to help people manage their resources and projects
more effectively by helping them manage interdependencies. "Every manager should have
a copy of TeamFlow on their desk," says Pattakos.
AS A LEARNING TOOL FOR TEAMWORK: "We are also using TeamFlow as a team
learning tool and building that into the design process," adds Pattakos.
"By focusing on team learning along with early development a project, a company can
reduce the time it takes to get a team up and running and working efficently."
TeamFlow helps the players look across the project and see exactly where they fit
and how what they do affects the final product. Regardless of who you are production
worker in manufacturing or senior project manager you understand where you fit in
the larger picture.
AS A DOCUMENTATION TOOL: Some piece of every project is repeatable
with the next project and much of a process can be improved upon examination.
TeamFlow creates a history of any process that can be copied or duplicated or improved
on the next time. And because you can attach actual documents budgets, meeting
minutes and agendas, even drawings to any process step you can create a full record
of the project.
"TeamFlow is one of the best software tools on the market! I don't leave home
without it," Pattakos concludes.
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Last Update: November 4, 2009