How can I help your Team?
To clarify for organisations how I can help you, I wrote a short case study of some recent work I completed with a Senior Management Team.
The first step was for each of the Management team to take the EBW (Emotions and Behaviours at Work) assessment. This measures eight traits that are a good predictor of developing success in the workplace. The traits are self-awareness, motivation, adaptability, decisiveness, empathy, influence, resilience, and conscientiousness. Two of the traits are further broken down into sub-structures to increase their accuracy.
Once they had completed the assessment, I had a 90-minute consultation with each of the team individually to discuss their results. This involves looking in detail at each of the traits and seeing where they sit on the scale. There is no right or wrong, good or bad, just areas in which they are strong and areas which they may wish to develop. This process can be revelatory for some and for those with higher self-awareness, it can bring confirmation or further clarity on their strengths.
The team also completed a team assessment again with EBW. This assessment measures the 6 drivers that are essential for a team to be successful. They are Identity, Vision, Trust, Communication, Working Together, and Commitment.
Following the EBW team assessments, I spent half a day with the team. We looked at their scores on the 6 drivers and discussed two of the drivers in detail – Identity and Vision. As this was a very high-performing team, they already had a very clear vision laid out, so it was just a case of ensuring that the individuals in the team felt that their own vision aligned with that of the team’s vision. We had some interesting discussions around Identity, and we also looked at EQ maps which show how team members interact in relation to the 8 traits from the individual assessments.
How did this benefit the team?
- Individually they gained clarity on their own strengths and areas for development
- They saw and clearly understood how they relate to the other members of the team in relation to the 8 traits in the EBW assessment.
- They were able to see as a team how they are performing in each of the 6 Team Drivers, and this provides encouragement and momentum to continue to work towards the vision of the organisation.
- They were able to take some time to further discuss their ‘Why?’ both as a team and individuals.
In the long term, this helps teams stay motivated, focused, and fulfilled. They have a clear vision and a clear path ahead of them. They know what they are working towards, so on difficult days, they have the resilience to push through and keep going. Communication between the team improves, as they are able to use their empathy with those who work using a different style or process things in a different way.
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