Governments & IOs: Management & Leadership

Building and Leading Teams

A team is a group of people dedicated to one same goal. Members feel personally responsible for their own contribution and hold one another mutually accountable for their common results. They take upon themselves to give their best and adjust their style so that the collective effort gains in momentum and effectiveness. A well-functioning team has found a natural balance between work and play, discipline and flexibility, individual personalities and group spirit. There is time to

  • fulfill the tasks
  • build relationships and
  • ensure individual and organizational growth.

If any of the latter gets blocked, the whole team should seek to redress the situation.

We study and experience specificities of team success:

  • Importance of team composition
  • Goal-sharing, process-planning and task-distribution
  • Methods, techniques and tools of team management
  • Rules and agreements
  • Team leadership, sponsoring and coaching
  • Collective intellectual, emotional and social intelligence
  • Why some teams may not work
  • Authentic conflict management
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Team performance evaluation against criteria.