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Teams & Teamwork

Plans To Reality | Teamwork | Team Development | Working as a Team | Building Teamwork | Teamwork and Team Building | Team Development | Working in TeamsThere are six requirements for the effective implementation of an organisation's plans and strategies.

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The order of the first five requirements is critical because each of them is dependent on the factors that precede it. Hence Employee Engagement is the most dependent variable of all. 

Communication is the Central Nervous System of the entire organisation and plays a critical role in each of those five requirements. Damage the Central Nervous System and paralysis is the result. Likewise, inadequate Communication paralyses an organisation.

Teams and Teamwork is dependent on Leadership, Management of Change and Organisational Alignment, with the latter being dependent on the quality of the strategic plan and the quality of the process used to develop it.

The role of and rationale for Teams has undergone great change in recent years. This summary builds upon a table in Lawrence Holpp’s book "Managing Teams":

Focus Emphasis from Emphasis to
Rationale As an end in themselves As a means to an end
  Quality of working life Organisational performance
Focus Operational Strategic and operational
Purpose To get along better To improve work performance
  Employee engagement Organisational alignment
Usage Outside main organisational structure Main building block of organisational structures
Measure of effectiveness How do we all feel? Have we achieved our goals?
Training Team building groups, interpersonal skills, personal growth Team skills, quality tools, problem solving tools, communication skills, process skills
Perfomance appraisal Individual Team and individual
Lifespan Temporary Permanent
Culture Elitist The way we do things around here

To gain a greater appreciation of the role that Teams & Teamwork plays in bringing plans to reality:

Read the articles:

The Team Thing

Teamwork Guarantees Success - Or Does It?

Executive Teamwork - An Oxymoron?

Working Together - Are You An "I" Or A "T" Person?

Read the blog post:

Teamwork - You Can’t Create It

See my book:

Execution to Die For - the Manager’s Guide to Making It Happen

Contact us to book:

An "Execution to Die For" Seminar or Workshop


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