More about Pitstops

Imagine your team working with the speed, focus and discipline of a pit team in the execution of specific opportunities for improvement. It is the opposite to a talking shop.  Just like in racing the objective is to speedily identify what is working and fix what is not.

Performance – Assess, Agree, Execute.

In a fast race pitstops are key to performance.  Drivers start the race with a winning strategy and fresh tires,  but must quickly adjust in the pitlane to cope with changing conditions.  The ability to pitstop key projects and priorities is key to team performance, business agility and innovation.  It has 3 components:

1: Assess

Your team will assess its performance, as well as its potential using F1™-style data analytics covering almost 200 variables.   The result – a single shared & accurate view of performance potential.

2: Agree

Pitstops get agreement on a clear set of ‘Winning Moves’, risk-rating them and ensuring that any required trade-offs and commitments are made.

3: Execute

Pitstops are followed by Fast Laps where teams advance their Winning Moves over a period of 3 months, with regular check-ins to track progress and sustain momentum.

Pitstop – How it Works

During a Pitstop executives complete a series of tests aimed at challenging the way they view the performance and potential of their business unit or team.  It includes an analysis of areas such as organizational/team design, culture / team dynamics, leadership, execution and strategy.

In the image executives engage with the Pitstop Meta-model during a pitstop – using it to identify performance losses and gains.

More about pitstops:

A Focus on Results

In a pitstop there is little time for theory and discussion. Action is required and fast learning too – that is why Pitstop programs employ Results Based Learning. This involves individuals working in small groups on their own priorities to achieve specific measurable results while growing in confidence and learning through the process.

Winning Moves

Individuals working alone and in teams will tackle identified performance losses (as highlighted by the data) to achieve quantifiable performance gains (7-25%).  The focus on quick wins and obstacles will also build confidence and capability.

Behavioral Observation

Will your team work with the speed, discipline and focus of a pit team?  Leaders will be guided through the process of interpreting the results of their team/unit’s pitstop, including observation of then behavioral patterns and mindset of the team.

Change-Engage Model

Too many initiatives fail. They are launched with a fanfare, but somewhere down the road the wheel comes off. The result is a general skepticism regarding change.  Pitstops are based on a six-step group Pitstop Engage-Change Model™ designed to spread ownership and accountability for change.

Learning Modules

The pitstop methodology is published in a series of 6 books.  Team members are provided access to results-based learning modules (22 in total) and toolkits to support their Winning Moves and personal/career development.

Behavioral Observation

Will your team work with the speed, discipline and focus of a pit team?  Leaders will be guided through the process of interpreting the results of their team/unit’s pitstop, including observation of then behavioral patterns and mindset of the team.

Here are the words used by managers to describe the pitstop & its impact:


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