Feb 22 2019| Leadership
by Phil Eyre Founder
Leaders is frequently invited by our clients to work with their teams to quickly build mutual understanding.
What Do We Mean by Mutual Understanding?
Mutual understanding is about how the team communicates amongst themselves and with others in the business. It explores what values and approaches that each individual brings to the team and how these values connect with the aspirations of the business.
Important questions to ask include: what skill sets do we possess together and are there any significant gaps?
Why is it Important?
An emotionally intelligent team, high in self-awareness and team-awareness, that regulates their responses and interactions, will outperform teams that are low in these essential ’soft’ skills.
Who Will Benefit From This Work?
All teams benefit will benefit from this work,but Leaders’ approach has particular benefits in the early stages of team formation, whether due to one or two new members joining, businesses merging together or a wholesale change in the leadership team.
Establishing the basis for effective teamwork at the outset of these changes makes a significant difference to the team’s success. Establishing desirable attitudes, actions and behaviours early on helps to avoid misunderstanding, enhancing respect and trust. This in turn provides the basis for greater creativity, clarity, focus and risk awareness. For example, teams that speak up and engage in healthy conflict are more likely to drive innovation as well as identify new risks early.
What are the Benefits?
Leaders’ expertise in human data analytics positions us perfectly to address these questions and issues. Using proven assessments, we are able to quickly identify:
This work enables us to bring keen insight to each individual and to the team as a whole. Our experience allows us to focus on the key issues, both at an individual level and team environment.
Awareness is only the beginning of a process; our ethos is to provide the framework and draw out the tools and processes that will allow the team to focus on high-impact actions and overcome their potential blindspots.
How Does it Work?
We tailor our process to suit each of our clients; typically our work in this area incorporates the following:
Leaders’ approach is high impact, establishing the conditions that enable teams to achieve excellent results, with measurable and objective data as the basis.
We are helping Channel Islands and London-based businesses to overcome their relational and practical hurdles, foster a more open culture and grasp new opportunities. How can we help your team formation and dynamics?
Get in touch with Phil Eyre to find out more.