Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” The goal of group or team facilitation is to get to the point where your team is working together towards a common purpose. Momentum comes with everyone being engaged / aligned to the purpose having clarity around roles and responsibilities (the “What” we do as a team). Equally important but often somewhat ignored is the (the “How”” we work together as a team) How do we collaborate well together, deal with conflict, minimise politics, decision make, deal with personality clashes – we are human so we are going to be different. Having discussed and set norms or guidelines for these critical aspects of teaming can make all the difference. It does take time and effort but effective team facilitation can speed up the process (even have fun doing it) and make all the difference between leading a good team and leading a great team. Why settle for less.
Teams are not going away. The Deloitte Human Capital Trends report surveyed over 7,000 companies across 130 countries, and the conclusion after almost one year of study was that digital advancements has shaken the foundation of how we work.
The new world of work is shifting away from traditional hierarchical structures and moving towards what Deloitte has called a “network of teams”. This is where we can help you build and get the maximum potential from your senior leadership team. Getting it right at the senior level team has never been more critical as the momentum / energy cascades from the top down to the teams beneath.