STORMO is a project by DOING

The epochal moment we are experiencing has given a very strong acceleration to many processes that were latitating. The digital world has suddenly become the real world, the only dimension in which we can move, work and relate.

Trying to gather and tell the principles, rules, techniques to work in a wide range of teams, different, needed a great metaphor. Doing found in nature the perfect key to interpretation, the flock: a group characterized by precise and millimetric rules, by diffuse leadership, harmony, compactness, direction and impulse. A few rules, clear and shared: cohesion (compact work), alignment (working for a shared purpose), distance (working together in respect of individualities): optimally isolated and summarized in a technological programming experiment, the bosses, the

S.T.O.R.M.O., or Smart Teams Organization Module, is for Doing a work model to fly (work) together, in one direction, close, compact, but unique.

The key principles are S.T.O.R.M.O.’s are 3, each with 5 corollaries:

Togetherness: stick together to fly higher.

□ Shared objectives for a common goal: if the roles and contribution that everyone can make are clear, the goal is achieved together.

□ The facts build confidence: let us compare progress, set intermediate targets, let us ask others to measure with us the progress we are making at regular intervals

♪ O Captain, my captain: the leader gives the rhythm and motivates, through official written moments but also chat, messages and phone calls. Followers have many channels to reach it, which are not just meetings or official meetings.

• Always plan: little space for improvisation, programming times and ways becomes crucial. Every moment of sharing, from meeting to lesson, must be established with clear timing and everyone must have the way and space to participate.

• The art of compromise: if you see it on video calls, on the other hand there are endless channels • such as chat or other tools • to strengthen and activate a more intimate and restricted communication.

Politeness: the right tools at the right time.

• Shared Calendar: whether it’s the meeting with the CEO or the kitchen tutorial, planned in advance and identified the perfect time slot for everyone

• Conference call: they are managed with the care of a butler, greet the newcomers, silence everyone at the beginning and do a feedback round. Always look to the times that everyone must respect, even those who intervene and is not the team leader.

• Video conference: make sure you have the right setting, you can see the people you talk to and reduce (as much as possible) the incursions! And turn on the camera by framing you well, not the window or your elbow!

• Chat and messages: useful for one-to-one and flash information or to reiterate the appointment shortly. The most suitable group to communicate the progress or changes last second, than to plan or make official decisions (but excellent as backchannel!)

• E-mail: is the most familiar tool for those working in the office, useful for objectives, reports and briefs or for giving extensive information, little to collaborate and do together.

Awareness: If you understand the context, avoid contrasts.

• Culture is the key to understanding: try to identify the background, values, the vision of the life of those who work with or for you, understanding the differences will help you understand and communicate. Even if you map geographical origin or age or ethnicity of the people you are dealing with, digitally.

• Even l •avatar has a heart: show emotions even in digital version: in chat and email you have emoticons, in video calls you use body language… but not exaggerated with smiles.

• Plan your day and your life: watch when you set your appointments, make sure it’s the right time for the activity you have to do and that it’s also considering the rest of the routine of others

♪ Verba volant, screenshot manent: look at the words you use, writing travels faster and remains more than the words exchanged at the coffee machine.

♪ Nobody stay offline: learn how to master digital tools, the sooner is the better.

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