When is a team not a team? Well generally when it is not succesful. Succesful teams are led rather than managed and have understood, shared goals and motivations and understand individual members’ strengths and weaknesses; they share workload, help each other and trust colleagues to pull their own weight.
Succesful teams are less costly to run, have higher output and lower staff turnover, coupled with a “team intelligence” that reduces downtime and training costs.
Our consultants can point to many examples of taking disfunctional teams and turning them into teams that offer commercial success, hit targets and achieve goals and which become a desired place to work, both by those in the team and those in other parts of the organisation.
We can offer some fascinating insight into team and individual development including having teams work with some of the hardest to reach in society – young offenders inside prisons.