Although naturally people are selfish creatures, all significant achievements are product of collective efforts. In fact, Leadership at its essence is capability for limited period of time to convince group members to put aside their individual agendas and to devote their energy to pursuit collective goals.
If critical mass of group members makes up their minds in such collective mode, group dynamics starts to work differently, important group phenomenon emerge (like openness, sharing information, reciprocity, creativity and so on) and team effectiveness explodes. Such teams are more likely to thrive and prosper by achieving their goals and beating competition. Thus, the ultimate goal of leadership is to build and sustain high performing team that beat competition.
WHAT WE OFFER:
For each team development project, we blend proper assessment tools, development activities and application services. Though all projects are different, we usually use following methodology:
Context: What are our critical assumptions?
Mission: Why are we here?
Talent: Do we have the talent we need?
Norms: What are the rules?
Buy-in: Are we all committed to success?
Resources: Do we have the resources needed?
Morale: How do we work through disagreements?
Results: Are we achieving our goals?
Team effectiveness is very complex issue and though many scholars and practitioners strived to find the universal and all-embracingmodel for team assessment and development, till now it seems that such model is not invented yet. Rather, we have different perspectives toward team effectiveness and based on many team development cases we have been directly involved in, we built:
Diamond of Team Effectiveness® Model
This model comprises of four relatively distinctive approaches toward team effectiveness. Each of these approaches place emphasis on different part of phenomena: People, Processes, System or Disfunctions. Each of these approaches provide: Model, Assessment tool, Development framework and Ready to use materials.
Team members personality perspective:
The Hogan Team Report® helps leaders understand their teams’ mix of strengths, weaknesses, and culture as well as identify and correct for potential fracture lines to maximize team performance.
System approach perspective
Linkage’s Team Effectiveness Assessment™ (TEA) offers insights into your team’s support, interaction, and results that can be used to improve team performance.
The Team Diagnostic Survey® (TDS) is a online survey instrument designed to help consultants and work team leaders diagnose their team structure, support, and leadership.
Dysfunctions of a Team perspective
Five Disfunctions of a Team® outlines the root causes of politics and dysfunction on the teams where you work, and the keys to overcoming them.
Curphy and Hogan’s Rocket Model® capitalizes on the advantages of the previous frameworks in that it is based on research from hundreds of teams and provides sound, practical advice for improving group and team performance.