us think we work in teams. The reality is often we manage to accomplish
things with a group of people - but teamwork is sporadic - if
at all. For all the talk of 'Teamwork' in business, very little
actually exists - and it is getting harder to work in a real team
all the time.
Why is this? With relation to working in teams,
great intentions seldom happen in reality. Changes in individual
priorities and faliure to communicate effectively create a ripple
effect of chaos throughout the group. More often than not, the
team is held together by the leader - this is NOT
The solution to innefective teams :
is relatively simple and usually overlooked. Too much focus is
placed on shared goals and vision - not enough on the rules and
contract. The rules and contract have to be in place
right at the start so that, when problems and challenges occur,
(which they inevitably will), there is already a strategy and
process in place to deal with them. If the contract is not agreed
in advance then the 'team' will be constantly in a state of reaction
rather than response. The ability of a team and individual to
respond rather than react, in our view, is the key differentiator
between those who are highly successfull - and those which are
average or underperform.
DNA Global's Consultants are expert at helping you build
and develop real teams. Unlike many consultancies
we do not go for purely a feel-good teambuilding experience
that implicitly develops relationships. Our approach is to work at
a deep level, if you like, with the very DNA of the team.
Working with you, we design a process to build and develop
your team to acheive solid and pragmatic business results. We
focus on the key primary factors for building excellence in teamwork.