Aligned teams with a culture of innovation efficiently produce results. Is your team vibrant and innovative enough?
With the ever increasing complexity, leaders must rely on others inside and outside of the company to deliver results. With this increased reliance on teams, a culture of innovation and an aligned, skilled team can create a competitive advantage and drive success.
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. Please explore our offerings using the links below.
- Assess team culture and effectiveness and map team agreements
- Conduct workshops and team building
- Facilitate team activities to improve team cohesion and impact
- Coach individuals and teams to implement changes
Clients get great benefit by conducting cohort based leadership training. Workshops are tailored to your organization. Leaders 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. Leaders not only build skills, they also begin transforming their organizations.
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
Contact us to schedule a plan your team effectiveness consultation.
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