The FOCUS Consulting Model is a framework that is used to facilitate discussion. This framework consists of five elements – Future, Opportunity, Change, Unique Proposition and System. Applying the framework is this sequential order will help participants to organize their thoughts, beginning with exploring the group’s desired future state/direction, identifying what needs to be change, selecting the best ideas and designing support system to ensure sustain change. Application of the FOCUS Consulting Model will vary between groups, depending on the session objectives and context.
Future provides the direction for growth and success. A clear future allows members to align their personal aspirations with the team’s vision.
Opportunities that enable the team. This element involves the identification of resources and creations of openings to facilitate the change process.
Changes are required for improvement. When things are done the same way, they will produce the same results. To progress, what does the team need to change?
Unique Propositions are the differentiating factors in each idea. Unique Propositions are used to identify the best ideas.
Systems that form the support network for ideas to grow and flourish. It is about the development of infrastructure for the ideas to be self sustaining.