In our unfolding VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) business world new types of teams are emerging and the types of problems they need to solve are becoming increasingly complex. Business problems now require collaboration across the whole of the organisation, creating teams which include employees who report to multiple board directors and/or multiple teams working towards a shared goal.
These teams vary from a small centralised team who rely on people from across the organisation to support their activities to large centralised teams reporting directly into a Strategy/Transformation Director or the MD. Examples of these teams we have already worked with include a transformation team working on a whole organisation redesign to support the implementation of a new strategy and a customer experience team focused on improving end-to-end customer outcomes in a large, national department store.
These teams face specific problems including;
The impact of political and emotional dynamics at board level on team activities
The challenge of gathering and analysing data from across the whole organisation
Pressures external to the organisation forcing change within the organisation
Unclear benefits of outcomes for everyone required to collaborate
Competition for resources and funding within the organisation
‘Sticky’ and dynamic problems which take time and resources to solve
Unclear goals and decision making frameworks across the organisation
What do we do?
Using our explore, engage and evolve consultation model we uncover the context within which your team functions and identify elements to accelerate its performance. Together we then design and implement a bespoke programme of activities to achieve your desired impact.
Your next step
In networked teams, the performance of the team is irrevocably entwined with the goals and aspirations of the executive board as well as the capabilities and resources of their divisional/directorate teams across the organisation. Therefore our explore phase for networked teams will include all of these stakeholders.
Exploration and impact review Working with your team(s) we;
Identify who are your key stakeholders and how to engage them
Carry out a series of 1:1 interviews and small team exploration sessions and/or a multiple team exploration event
Identify activities which will accelerate the team’s performance
Develop and run a programme of improvements to ensure the team have the impact they require (this typically includes development within the team as well as activities which include their wider stakeholder groups)
Pricing of your exploration and impact review will depend on how many key stakeholders are involved and how we engage them.
If you want to find out more, please get in touch for a no obligation conversation to discuss if your organisation is ready for our exploration and impact review. Call: 07974 198588 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Click to Contact Us