Team Development

Build a cohesive, aligned management team
The effectiveness of the executive or senior management team directly relates to the effectiveness of the organization. Our consultants use a variety of approaches to help the management team improve its effectiveness.

  • Develop the Team While Building the Strategic Plan
  • Team Effectiveness Diagnosis & Improvement
  • Coaching the Leader & Team Members

Develop The Team While Building The Strategic Plan

We use the strategic planning task as the vehicle to improve effectiveness of the leadership team. While team members work on the task of developing the Strategic Plan, our consultants interweave work sessions that focus on improving team effectiveness. Our work with the team typically includes some combination of:

  • Team Effectiveness Interviews & Survey
  • Individual Style Assessment
  • Group Process & Dynamics
  • Team Development Model
  • Decision-making
  • Conflict Management
  • Role Clarification
  • Improving Meeting Effectiveness

Team Effectiveness Diagnosis & Improvement

Our consultants can also improve executive team effectiveness without integrating it with Strategic Plan development. A typical approach includes:

  • Team member interviews - meet individually with each team member and get their views on team strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Administer a Team Effectiveness Survey to augment the interviews.
  • Analyze the results of the interviews and present findings to the executive team.
  • Work with the executive team to prioritize team development areas. Example of typical topics:
    • Group Process & Dynamics
    • Team Development Model
    • Decision-making
    • Conflict Management
    • Role Clarification
    • Improving Meeting Effectiveness
  • Design and facilitate team development sessions based on those priorities.
  • Re-interview and Survey team members to gauge progress.

Coaching the Leader & Team Members

Many times we have worked both with the Executive Team leader and members of the executive team on an individual basis to help them improve their effectiveness within the team. Our consultants use a variety of tools such as executive team interview results, 360 feedback, style assessments, and individual contracting to help the team member or leader improve their relationships and effectiveness within the team.

See our information on Coaching to learn more.

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