For the 7th year in a row, Mike had the pleasure of supporting the Simon School of Business Executive MBA students.
Buffalo NY Team Building : Leadership Development : Executive Team Consulting : Organization Development
What do you notice, as an outsider to our company, when teams are having problems?
Moving through the what, so what, now what process occurs with every team building day, the connections and learning from the day lose power and focus when people get back to work and return to their day to day tasks.
When we all agree utopia is realized, we have no movement because we are satiated. Leadership is about moving people towards what’s working and away from what’s not working. We need discord. We need friction.
Starting college is tough at any age, having foundational knowledge sufficient to learn what you don’t know and figure out a process to close that gap while allowing what you do know to continue improving, may help.
Consulting on organization development often requires me to develop processes and tools to support people to understand better what they are accountable for, what authority is needed to complete what they are accountable for and how other can hurt and help them in completing the work.
Learning, and making progress on meaningful work are the 2 easiest ways to increase creativity and retain the talented people within your organization.
Often conflicts within teams are not the team itself, it is the needed work and support from another team in a different department within the organization.
Part of sense-making is removing the perceived expert from your work and placing you, the expert, at the periphery of your work.
“Managers and knowledge workers, such as consultants, now spend 90% to 95% of their working hours in meetings, on the phone and responding to email.”