Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Senior Team Development


To excel in today’s complex, rapidly changing environment, senior management groups must be able to function as true leadership teams.   We have extensive experience assisting senior leaders in the development of agile, high-performing teams. Outcomes from this work have included:

  • Clear vision, objectives, roles, and responsibilities
  • Enhanced group problem-solving and decision-making
  • Improved communication, collaboration, and creative thinking
  • Improved leader/team relationships
  • More effective meetings
  • Heightened team spirit and team learning

Our Team Development Process is always tailored to the specific needs of the client organization. This process typically includes:

Team Agility Assessment

We begin with an assessment of team issues and desired improvements, drawing from a range of assessment options:

  • Conversations with the team leader
  • In-depth interviews of team members about on team issues and desired improvements
  • Perception-Sharing Sessions with the team
  • Observations of team meetings
  • Brief team agility assessment questionnaires

Team Development Work

Depending on a team’s development needs, this work can take a variety of forms, ranging from one off-site meeting to a series of team-building events. These activities may include some or all of the following:

  • Coaching for the team leader
  • Coaching for other team members
  • Design and facilitation of off-site team-building meetings
  • Facilitation of regular business meetings
  • Training workshops that develop collaborative problem-solving attitudes and skills

Client Stories

Examples of senior team development initiatives:

Two brief additional client stories:

  • We assisted a leading, family-owned manufacturing company in creating a new kind of top-management team, with two brothers sharing the CEO role. Results: Greatly increased confidence in this new leadership concept and in a large, global management group’s ability to work as a team. Top-level, geographically-dispersed “team-nets” had breakthroughs in their ability to solve problems and capitalize on opportunities.
  • We worked with the top management group of a leading health plan’s sales department to diagnose team-building needs, redefine decision-making roles, and develop a more empowered, “shared responsibility” team. Results: Better, faster decision-making and higher work satisfaction. People at all levels to were able to approach their work more strategically.
  • If you have any questions about our Team Development Process, please contact us.