“If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.”
~ W. Edwards Deming
The core focus of team management is understanding why humans act how they act and adjusting the systems around them accordingly.
We begin with individual analysis, progress to team dynamics, and conclude by with an examination of our analysis of overall corporate culture and a discussion of individualized paths forward.
Synergy is a common buzzword within the corporate sphere, but what does it mean?
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
In other words, if your goal is a cohesive, functioning team, you rely on the synergy of all the various personalities and cognitive frameworks to create something greater together than any of the individuals could come up with in isolation.
In order to achieve this coveted synergy, our approach begins with a deep dive into individual evaluation, to determine the cognitive function stack, Myers-Briggs typology, and Enneagram placement for each member of your team.
Armed with this data, we can then build balanced teams that complement one another, filling the gaps in cognitive processing and communication style rather than segregating groups by skillset.
The vast majority of problems that undermine a team’s effectiveness can be distilled into a few simple categories: faulty communication, unmet expectations, and lack of diversity in cognition and skillset.
If your team is brilliantly organized so that everyone has complementary skills, but they cannot communicate, you have a problem.
Likewise, if everyone on your team gets along beautifully, but there are gaps in the skillset, the team is not equipped with the tools they need to meet their deadlines.
Based on our findings from the individual analysis phase, we examine how the members of your team naturally communicate; coach them on effective communication strategies for each personality type and cognitive function represented on the team; and provide training in effective conflict resolution techniques.
Ignore the hierarchy.
Your team is most effective when each individual operates inside their niche of skill, interest, and latent potential capabilities.
Within or without, a team is only as healthy as the individual parts.
By giving team members accessible software, low-ability-optimized standardized processes and record-keeping, and a thorough analysis of functional combined capabilities, we provide individuals and groups stress-tested tools to better understand and utilize the full potential of your organization.