How do you ensure that your team is working as effectively as possible?
Some teams are effective, yet others lack the functionality required for efficient teamwork.
"It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage both because it is so powerful and so rare".
Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.
Effective teamwork is much more than assembling individuals with the requisite skills - we recognise that - yet, it is easy to underestimate the importance of relationships as a prerequisite for maximising teamwork potential.
Communication is key to the effectiveness of your team.
But this is more than having the ability to 'talk' to each other.
Diverse experiences and diverse personalities will likely come together to form your team. Each with a preferred style of work which can compliment or conflict with other team members.
Once people are understood, you recognise and can adapt to their preferred style of communication.
You need to understand an individual's style of communication if you are to genuinely understand them.
Communication that can manage conflict ensuring that everyone is understood.
I work with Everything DiSC to guide people, helping them to understand, firstly themselves, and then others, better. Once you understand how an individual naturally approaches situations, you have the basis for improved communication, with greater individual and team effectiveness.