- Efficient teams have a far greater ability to be flexible and absorb organisational change with minimal disruption. They are focussed on output deliverables, rather than counting hours.
With the pandemic we have had change forced upon us. Not all bad, but none the less very disruptive. Our leadership has had to adapt to manage their teams online, with the majority of staff working from home.
This shift changes the focus from “bums on seats” to output deliverables. Gone are the days that we get to work at 7.30am and leave at 5.00pm. We may have to work from the office a few days a week, however working from our home office is becoming the norm.
Leadership and Team Effectiveness is now ever more critical to the success of any organisation.
How do we, as a leadership team communicate? Long online meetings are exhausting. What is your protocol around camera and microphone on? Mute and camera off? How is that working for you?
How do we connect at a human level online? What works for your team?
Clarifying a unified purpose both above and below the line to find both personal, team and corporate purpose
- Connection before content (The importance of cooperation, collaboration and inter-dependence especially with remote & virtual landscapes also creating space for all voices to be heard!)
- Time to Think. Stale thinking (reactive, based on untested assumptions, historical, general, fear based) vs Fresh thinking (creative, inspired & productive)
Building this in not only reduces stress & anxiety it increases creativity, connection and effective communications.
- A new paradigm of time management which is deeper than chronological time (limited thinking) we add the dimensions of timing and energy management
- Coaching for integration we recommend providing coaching for key members to implement and integrate key processes
- Define new ways of working we have to consider how to optimise remote and virtual working and shift that way we work to be ready for a new and fresh approach to the working environment that creates meaning & connection as well as being effective & sustainable.
Resilient Leadership. How to be more robust, anti-fragile and responsive to a shifting dynamic world. Here the benefits of authenticity, vulnerability & psychological safety are important considerations.