Team vibrancy is critical to organizational success. With the ever increasing complexity of organizations, leaders must rely on others inside and outside of the company to deliver results. With this increased reliance on teams, we are finding that team effectiveness can be a real barrier to success within organizations and a real opportunity to create a competitive advantage.
According to J. Richard Hackman, the Edgar Pierce Professor of Social & Organizational psychology at Harvard University, “Team members don’t even agree on what the team is supposed to be doing. Getting agreement is the leader’s job and he/she must be willing to take great personal and professional risks to set the team’s direction. If the leader isn’t disciplined about managing who is on the team and how it is set up, the odds are slim that a team will do a good job.” Additionally, “Research consistently shows that teams under-perform, despite all the extra resources they have, that‘s because problems with coordination and motivation typically chip away at the benefits of collaboration. To learn more about the impact of agreements on organizational success, listen to the Voice America interview with Jim Ritchie-Dunham, Harvard Lecturer, James Drinkwater, Senior Policy Advisor at the World Green Building Council, and Christoph Hinske, Founder Enacting Paradigms on agreements.
We approach team effectiveness using multiple approaches.
- Assess team effectiveness using Harmonic Vibrancy assessment
- Map team agreements to identify enablers and barriers
- Conduct cohort based training and team building
- Facilitate team activities to improve team cohesion and impact
- Conduct customized team building activities
We have found that clients get great benefit by conducting cohort based leadership training. Workshops are tailored to your organization. Leaders will increase their skills and your organization also starts to change its culture when you have a critical mass of leaders working together using new skills and approaches. During the course of training programs, leaders not only build skills, they also begin transforming their organizations.
Our Team Success Workshops, tailored team building, and coaching services help to bridge individual leadership development and organizational transformation.
Benefits of team training, coaching and facilitation:
- Increase productivity
- Increase speed to results
- Reduce risk
- Retain strongest team members
- Transform department or organizational culture
- Improve team collaboration skills
- More ease in daily activities