Posted by Deb Spicer Certified Cultures That Work Coach
and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator
No one can dispute the power that strong leadership teams deliver to an organization. Therefore, when a major change takes place in a company – such as the appointment of a new CEO, a strategic restructure of an organization, a major acquisition, or a turnaround – it is time to take action.
To get the company on board withcorporate change requires putting into practice a new approach that focuses the leadership team on the new vision, measurable improvements and results.The leadership team’s commitment and their success in driving achievable, measurable, and bottom-line results in light of the major change, is fast-tracked when together cohesiveness, collaboration, commitment, and accountability are put into action.
With as much energy as it takes to build a cohesive team, the process does not have to be complicated. Quite simply, a cohesive team needs to master five behaviors: building trust, mastering conflict (around issues or ideas), achieving commitment, embracing accountability and, focusing on results.
“Team members have to be focused on the collective good of the team. Too often, they focus their attention on their department, their budget, their career aspirations, their egos. When people come together and set aside their individual needs for the good of the whole, they get more done in less time and with less cost.” — Patrick Lencioni (Author of the national best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team)
Teamwork does not just happen, particularly when the leadership team is inherited or cobbled together bringing different cultures, different operating processes, and different perspectives about customer service delivery.
There are many reasons why teams fail. There is one proven way to help them succeed. Taking this focused approach your company can dramatically accelerate the process and build the leadership team in relatively short order. In this series, The Five Behaviors model is designed exclusively for intact teams and work groups. To download The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team brochure click here. For more information or to request a proposal to help you build productive, high-functioning teams click here.