Team Building for Management Teams
Management teams whose stakeholders challenge one another’s thinking develop a more complete understanding of the choices, create a richer range of options, and ultimately make the kind of effective decisions necessary in today’s competitive environments. But, unfortunately, healthy conflict can quickly turn unproductive. A comment meant as a substantive remark can be interpreted as a personal attack. Anxiety and frustration over difficult choices can evolve into anger directed at colleagues. Personalities frequently become intertwined with issues.
Because most executives pride themselves on being rational decision makers, many a times they find it difficult even to acknowledge, let alone manage this emotional, irrational dimension of their behaviors.
The challenge familiar to anyone who has ever been part of a management team is to keep constructive conflict over issues from degenerating into dysfunctional interpersonal conflict, to encourage stakeholders to confront without destroying their ability to work as a team.
The intervention is primarily aimed at creating an environment where individuals explores behaviors and practices which is dysfunctional in the context of their roles within the team and areas for change and transformation that can enable them to becoming more effective, become fully aligned, more focused on the right things, and build higher levels of trust in one another as they meet the broad range of challenges at the organization level.
Pre program: The a diagnostic approach begins by intensively interviewing each stakeholder on factors impacting the management teams efficiency and members motivation.
- Assessing the current stage of team development
- Team’s mission, planning, and goal setting
- The operating processes of the team
- Issues impacting interpersonal relationships
- Impact in the overall organizational context
Post program: The desired future with clearly defined goals, metric’s and time lines is co-created by the team. If desired by the members, the faculty revisits the team on mutually agreed time lines depending on progress made and visible shifts within the team to facilitate the review.
- Improved Communication within the management team – Enhance the ability of stake holders to be more open, share information and knowledge
- Getting all stakeholders on the same pages as far as operating agreements and a common vision
- Improved interpersonal relationships – By participating in a structured experience in a supportive environment, an opportunity is provided for members to have frank discussions and develop a professional level of trust
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