The Cause Effect from The Deloitte Greenhouse™ Experience
When you start a new endeavor, promote not just performance, but hyper-performance
Hyper-successful projects have at their core a palpable cause. Rallying teams around this shared sense of purpose means tapping into their hearts. When the entire team builds a collective identity around a common cause, the project transcends work and becomes a mission. Games are changed. Tables are turned. Crises are averted. The Deloitte Greenhouse™ Experience calls this The Cause Effect.
A goal is something you set. A cause sets you.
It grabs hold of your heart, head, and gut and directs your course. While the goal is important to set and meet, the cause transcends the goal. Our research showed that there is a clear distinction between typical, stated goals, and the cause each hyper-successful project honored. Watch the Hyper Success video to learn more about our project.
Our research found that emotion runs high throughout these projects: from recruiting team members, to creating the project environment; from rallying the troops in the face of adversity, to leading them beyond their expectations for the possible. Their leaders embrace the inevitable emotional peaks and valleys of a project and use them to propel the team toward the cause.
Tap the boxes to explore Cause’s Cohorts—six ways that hyper-successful teams bring their cause to life
Hyper-successful projects have a cause that speaks to and from the heart
We asked ourselves, “What does it take to move beyond the standard definition of success to something much bigger and bolder? What tools and strategies do leaders of iconic, breakthrough successes use to lead their teams toward the truly extraordinary; to the realm we call ‘hyper-success?’” The following projects are what we studied to learn more about hyper-success.
The Cause Effect Lab by The Deloitte Greenhouse Experience
Making the exceptional the expected. This is the challenge. To address it, we surveyed teams, digging into what distinguishes high and normal performance. We also studied iconic, outlier projects seeking to understand the hallmarks of "hyper-success." The result of this research is a lab focused on identifying key individual and group strengths, establishing a galvanizing cause, and making that cause emotional, tangible, and real to help push the group closer to the realm of extraordinary achievement.
Each of our Labs are customized to your adaptable challenge, but here's a sample of one Cause Effect Lab by The Deloitte Greenhouse Experience:
- Reveal the opportunity
Assess the project's current state using a diagnostic survey and uncover areas where a hyper-success focus can have the most impact.
- Immerse in insights
Explore outlier successes we use in our research, from NASA Sojourn to creation of Avatar, in a gallery walk to bring the hallmarks of these efforts to life.
- Move from standard mission to cause
Deepen the resonance of the mission through a series of exercises geared to increase clarity and engagement.
- Bring the cause to life
Experiment with various methods to make the cause real and establish it as a major factor in ongoing motivation and decision making.