Welcome to GroupMind

Leveraging collective intelligence for strategic planning and organizational development

Your team’s collective intelligence is greater than the sum of its parts; help them align with strategic planning and organizational development tools from GroupMind™Strategic planning, change management, and organizational development processes benefit from experienced consultants with software that leverages collective intelligence. GroupMind tools and processes make effective meetings, decisions, planning, organizational assessments, change and crowd- accelerated learning.

GroupMind is a flexible set of integrated web based collaboration tools that support planning and change across functional and geographic boundaries, and provides tangible reports.Our best practices are the result of over twenty years experience in facilitating thousands of meeting, surveys, planning sessions, 360 assessments, change management processes, and learning engagements. For detail on individual tools, please visit our Support Page.

Built on a Solid Foundation of Planning Constructs 


Transform Your Meetings

Set priorities and track initiatives 

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Visual tools allow many participants to rapidly input honest thinking, set priorities, share documents, make decisions and track initiatives. Managers, change agents and initiative owners do better when they know what people really think. Honest information is a starting place for change to take hold and stick. GroupMind levels the playing field for candid communications. [read more]

Gain Insights Into What Matters

Surveys and organizational assessments

Surveys created with GroupMind can be used in context with your process. Our assessments and 360 learning processes were developed by facilitators that understand the challenges of aggregating and making sense of information. Surveys created with GroupMind are often the starting place for other planning processes.  [read more]

CAIL: Crowd-Accelerated Individualized Learning

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Crowd Accelerated Individualized Learning (CAIL) is a methodology developed by GroupMind and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Using cloud-based multimedia and video, CAIL socratic learning processes help participants to learn faster and retain more. [read more]


Leverage Your Team’s Collective Intelligence

GroupMind cloud-based tools help managers and HR departments with decision support, effective meetings, strategic planning, organizational assessments, change and crowd- accelerated learning. We use best practices and methodologies combined with the software. Here’s a snapshot of GroupMind toolset:

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Support Remote Teams with GroupMind

Distributed and virtual teams can work together and make great decisions. Ideas become action across the globe with GroupMind cloud-based tools. GroupMind tools provide four necessities for dispersed teams to work effectively:

 1. A virtual workplace that bridges distance, time and culture.
2. Equal access to information
3. The opportunity to have rich qualitative conversations
4. An established set of tools and best practices

The Planning Continuum

PlanningContinuumRed2The Planning Continuum describes the phases of collaboration that GroupMind Express supports, whether in face-to-face meetings or with dispersed teams. Good decisions require current data, shared context, and a process that helps people buy into change.

Client Comments About CAIL

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“I found high value in the participants simultaneously contributing their approaches to the issue presented. It accelerated the learning process and greatly improved engagement.”  D.T. Facilitator“ This learning session was a great use of my time. I appreciated seeing everyone else’s responses and I liked developing my action plan that I can apply to my [...]

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Barriers to Learning and Adapting to Change

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With the CAIL Methodology, learning is immediately deepened when participants calibrate their thinking based on a range of approaches to a case challenge and expert, best practice video.  CAIL clients have leveraged the methodology for a variety of needs: Culture change Increasing new language adoption Leadership coaching New process training Enhancing classroom interaction Contact us [...]

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Unleashing the Power of the GroupMind

Posted Ken Ketch Collaboration, Collective Intelligence, Decision Support

Ken Ketch and Laura Davis Today’s business leaders can’t afford to move on a new idea or action plan without the creative collaboration of everyone responsible for executing the plan. “Change succeeds best when executives take steps to ensure the buy-in of their whole team.” Leaders need new ways to rapidly garner honest feedback from [...]

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Effective Decision Making

Posted Jon Kennedy Decision Support

What helps to make decisions which are clear, balanced, robust and actionable? Let us also ask: what goes into making decisions that will stick, over time and across multiple stakeholders? Let’s discuss several parameters which support good decision making — and yes, this is a verb. Decisions are relatively straight forward – yes/no, buy/build, how [...]

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Collaboration as a New Requisite for Managers

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Influencing and Structuring the Thinking of Dispersed Teams Working with dispersed teams creates new challenges for today’s managers. In the matrixed work world, teams form and dissolve based on needs and resources that cross many boundaries. Leading such a team means effectively using influence and collaboration. Managers regularly become responsible for the work of teams [...]

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