„I found the socio-mapping exercise very useful both at an individual level in giving me team feedback on my team behaviours, and also at a team level as a catalyst for team process conversations which have subsequently led to tangible team improvements.”
Break new ground
in boosting team collaboration
We believe that the potential of a team is largely determined by the quality of communication and cooperation among its members and not just by the capacity of individuals. Because we know that analysing and understanding people perceptions on critical communication factors is a very complex and intricate matter, we developed a unique new solution and turned all mutual evaluations within a team into a map. We call it a Sociomap.see how it works
How does a map simplify anything?scroll to find out
Use a map or get lost in numbers and graphs
We all have heard the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”. And that's why a map comes in handy even when it comes to mapping interactions between individuals or teams. Our sociomap blends every team member's perspective and provides a compact 3D visual representation of how the team sees itself. The proximity and intensity are key to understanding the roles and communication patterns in a team. It helps everyone involved to clearly see the road ahead and chart the common communication goals that will navigate them to better performance.
Is this grounded in science?scroll to find out
Space research applied to team development
Elaborating on the fact that human brains have an amazing capacity for understanding complex three dimensional images, R. Bahbouh developed the original sociomapping concept (1996) that was used for numerous spaceflight and military experiments with the objective to predict and prevent potential team failures. As the method proved successful we started using sociomapping as a development tool for high performing management teams. Having gathered plenty of data and feedback, we refined it to its current state-of-the-art level. In 2012, Sociomap was awarded the Innovation Award for its significant contribution to the field of sociodiagnostics at the 24th IIAS International Conference.
Map the gap!scroll to find out
Managing relationships made simple
It’s like a puzzle already put together. Sociomapping helps your team to look underneath the layers of professional relationships and uncover things that would remain invisible or puzzling had a standard method been used. It also gives every team member a possibility to instantly see where there is room for improvement or what changes need to be made. Because the map makes communication patterns literally resurface right in front of everyone's eyes it facilitates immediate team discussion, makes the analytic process extremely fast and promotes collective problem solving.
Lead the changescroll to find out
Your go-to tool for mapping
and improving team work
Whether you are a mid-sized company or a large multinational with hundreds of teams scattered all over the world, we believe that sociomapping will become your go-to tool for boosting employee engagement by streamlining your teams’ communication, cooperation, openness and trust.
We map it all
We realize that not all workplace relations and performance challenges revolve around communication so whenever your company decides to look into other aspects of your business, Sociomap is ready for it. Cooperation, mutual knowledge, reliability... you name it, we map it!
Who is already mapping
„T-Mobile Czech Republic used the results of Sociomapping as a very important and efficient tool to check the health of the communication and cooperation within our organization. The process showed our strengths, weaknesses and clearly identified fields for improvement. I personally appreciated the scale of recommendations from QED Group which led to improvements in weak areas. The exercise seriously helped to enhance personal and team efficiency during our transformation and integration with acquired companies. I am sure that we will continue to use Sociomapping!“
Milan Vašina, CEO T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.
„We have been regularly using sociomapping for getting team reflection and evaluating the important factors of our collaboration. The clarity of sociomapping visualization promotes discussion within the team about what works well and what we need to improve regarding communication and collaboration. It is a quick and effective tool for getting feedback and creating shared team vision, as well as for monitoring whether we fulfill individual and team commitments. A picture is sometimes really worth a thousand words.“
Mario Drosc, CEO Raiffeisenbank
„Thanks very much to the QED Group and AchieveBlue for delivering a revelatory communications assessment for our team. Between morning coffee and lunch they were able to quantitatively assess and visually map the current state of communications and need for knowledge sharing in a twentytwo person team. Our optimal target state was also defined, and they also coached us through the first steps towards moving there. These are outstanding results that I've never seen another approach that would generate them in such a profound way!“
Nicholas Cioran, Versatile IT manager Mackenzie Investments, Canada
"We use the results of sociomapping as a very efficient input for development and improvement of communication and cooperation within our team. We have also repeatedly appreciated the smart interpretation of the results by QED GROUP, and their valuable recommendations. I've noticed that sociomapping is a persuasive impetus for many people to seriously think about improving personal and team efficiency, and to invest their time and energy into it."
Pavel Kysilka, CEO Česká spořitelna (Erste group)
"The team mapping process facilitated by Staub was an eye-opener for our senior team and a valuable tool for stimulating meaningful dialogue. Their clear, visual, easy-to-grasp set of maps showed the patterns of communication, collaboration and relationships at the executive level. The process showed strengths and identified opportunities for improvement and gaps to close. The follow-up mapping session made sure we had built in accountability. Individual team members, as well as the team overall, stepped up and made positive changes that could be seen from the first mapping session to the second one four months later. It is an innovative way to build stronger teams, an excellent product and process."
Carlos A. Migoya, President and Chief Executive Officer Jackson Health System
"When a company grows from just a couple of founders into an organization with tens of employees, communication problems occur inevitably. Whether it is because of cultural challenges, different working habits, or just misaligned perceptions of what matters most and when, if communication gets stuck, it very quickly escalates into severe problems. Therefore we gladly used a chance to apply sociomapping to check the “health” of our company’s communication and define the changes necessary in order to continue our growth. We were able to obtain quick results that have guided us towards making some crucial communication adjustments. We will definitely be using sociomapping again!"
Andrej Glezl, CEO Datamolino
"In the last year, working with people/employees has become clearer in form, and to a certain extent also a priority, and so sociomapping has helped us identify areas we could focus on in future – improving open and constructive communication and identifying threats within individual teams. The sociomapping method as guided by Rudolf has helped us look at sub-teams through a different lens and with perspective and it even helped the participants put themselves in others’ shoes. We think the investment in the chosen teams will return to us in their greater stability, which amongst other things will also result in costs savings. Thank you to Rudolf for managing the workshops in an enjoyable natural way and being able to ‘open up’ our people. "
Ing. Vladimíra Horváthová, HR & Compliance Director Promedica
"Anthony Robbins said: “to effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others”. Me and my team have enjoyed working with QED and sociomapping tool as it is simple, visual, and practical. It tackles the relationships between team’s individuals and also the overall team’s dynamic. The most powerful is that it purely focuses on the communication which is the base for quality in each relationship. The tool encourages powerful discussions around the current state of the team’s dynamic and communication and the optimal one and helps to set up clear action points to bridge the gaps. I can fully recommend the tool to all the teams which want to continuously improve the level of the cooperation and alignment."