Monday, October 21, 2019

Key Themes / Leader / Leading High Performing Teams

Teams have always been important but now they have become essential.

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."

Henry Ford

Why teams are essential:

The flattening of hierarchical levels  means that people have to be more interdependent in order to achieve more with less. The increased use of project teams and task forces, often multi-disciplinary, to come together rapidly to tackle a major issue or problem and then disband.
The whole quest for Total Quality, continuous improvement and improved customer service means that the functional barriers are breached and people are forced to co-operate between functions, not just within a function. The need to respond more rapidly to market forces and changes external to the organisation, means that organisational structures are more complex (matrix management is just one example) and more flexible. This increases the need for collaborative decision making (more 'we' decisions, less 'I' decisions).
The empowerment movement and the changing role of managers from director to facilitator inevitably puts greater emphasis on the group/team and less on 'divide and conquer' management styles.

Raised expectations about participating in, or at the very least being consulted about, decisions that affect people and their work practices. This automatically increases the demand for more group/team decision making.

…all very Good reason but how to make this happen?

Ask Synchronicity about the different in-outdoor solutions developed for our International Teams in cooperation with our Partners


Creating a Team Shared Purpose & Mission to demonstrate the Value the Team wants to create for their Shareholders, Customers and Employees
Understanding the impact of Individuals and Leaders on team performance
Creating synergies within and outside the Team to avoid situations that might generate conflicts
Recognizing Team Dynamics and acquiring techniques to successfully manage them
Expressing and receiving powerful Feedback
Handling difficult Conversations
Working effectively even at a distance
Tracking team performance through the time