Your team is your most important resource; if people aren’t working well together, you’ve lost your competitive edge. The time it takes to discover and resolve the problems that arise from personality conflicts, lack of communication, and general negativity is time not spent on moving effectively towards achieving your goals. Yet, if you ignore the issues they don’t go away; they simply become an invisible drag on your performance.
This is why Patrick Lencioni in his book The Advantage, claims that organizational health trumps everything else when it comes to business success.
If you sense that there is a significant gap between where your team is now and where they could be optimally performing, we can help by coaching you, as leader, walking you through the process of pulling your team together, and / or by working directly with your team in a program that combines communication training with team development and coaching, customized to your needs and the specific issues you are facing.
You can use our contact form to schedule a phone call where we go over your situation and follow up with a quote. And feel free to sample some of the tips and tools below…
Building Trust in a Corporate Environment – this article gives you some insight into the specific processes I use when I go out to organizations and work with teams.
Social Styles Assessment: This short recorded class is a “do it yourself” team assessment that helps you map your team out on a social styles matrix and can provide some good insights into why certain people clash more than others. We can also come out and do this assessment with your team as well as a debrief.
Getting your Team to Open Up – If you are feeling frustrated that information isn’t cascading up to you – so you aren’t getting the information you need to know about problems in time to solve them or prevent them, this is a short article that provides some great tips.
Characteristics of an Innovative Team – If you are interested in learning more about how teams collaborate this is a list of essential ingredients that can produce an optimal creative environment when you are bringing the team together with the goal of coming up with unique ideas and solutions.
My favorite books on Teams (if you click on the book you can get more details from Amazon):