“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success”
“Team work: simply stated, is less me and more we”. I like this quote because it sums up for me what team work is all about. As a mantra, this has guided my own contribution to teams and informed how I have supported the development of teams I’ve worked with throughout my career. If a team is focussed on what it can deliver as a whole, rather than the sum of its parts, then it’s far more likely to succeed.
That’s not to say that clarity on individual roles isn’t important, that clear accountability for tasks isn’t essential if a team is to stay on track and that reaching success won’t necessitate the individual success of its constituent parts.
Teams have to be aware of what they do well, and not so well, and then work hard to iron out the overlaps or plug the gaps.
I will work with you to build a strong team, whether you’ve just come together or whether you’ve been together for a while and need a re-start! Armed with my own team development toolkit, assembled over many years of working with groups, I will help your team focus on their strengths and diagnose and resolve those key issues preventing them from being truly high-performing.
Some examples of my work with teams include:-
- New team start-ups
- Team chartering
- Building virtual team effectiveness
- Using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to improve team effectiveness and working relationships
- Team Building using Belbin Team roles
- Team coaching
- Team conflict resolution
- Application of the RACI tool in cross-functional, and matrix teams (RACI – Responsible, Accountable, Contribute and Inform)
- Team resilience
- Team lessons learned
“I have worked with Liz in different capacities over several years, as both a team member and as a team leader. She has a great facilitation style and has helped me understand team dynamics, individual motivators and build a really effective and energised team”
Head of Global Technical Services, Operations Quality, Global Pharmaceutical company.
Over to you…
- Would you like to undertake some team development activity at your next face-to-face meeting?
- Is your team less productive than it used to be and you’re not sure why?
- Is there an element of individual competition in your team that is becoming a distraction from the team goals?
- Is there conflict in your team that’s preventing it from making progress?
I’d love to hear from you.