Does your team need to ‘grow up’? It’s a conversation I regularly have with business leaders – this isn’t about average age, or maturity, it’s about teams loving what they do, but being reluctant to formalise, standardise and process, which is often needed as organisations grow and sustain. This blog shares tips on how to keep hold of the ‘good stuff’ – innovation, spontaneity, a feeling of belonging, whilst increasing accountability and ability to execute strategy.
Millennials come in for some stick and scrutiny and I believe that one of the factors that challenges us the…
The trend for people to find personal purpose means more are leaving the employed world to forge their own path. Where does this leave organisations? Are we missing out on talent, because of a belief that it’s not possible to achieve personal purpose whilst employed?
‘Cognitive intimacy’ leads to collaboration, according to Lyssa Adkins in ‘Coaching Agile Teams’. Team communication is so in flow, it’s almost Vulcan mind meld quality. There is trust, the willingness to be vulnerable and put forward stupid ideas, which can be built upon to become great ideas. Risks are taken, feedback is given, people say it how it is, and mutual accommodation and respect is encouraged.
Teams lose their mojo because of growth, change or settling into sustainability after the start-up phase. These 5 tips will get them on track and keep them there.
Ping pong tables, funky furniture and advanced ways to share work and communicate, may be seen as indicators of an innovative workplace and a high-performance culture. However, the ‘window dressing’ often doesn’t deliver the desired results.
Is speed the secret to getting more from your team? I guarantee this counter-intuitive solution will have your team delivering better, faster and with fewer mistakes.