In this episode of Impact Teams Radio, Tony talks to a returning guest Andrew Moore, a Principal Consultant for The Table Group in Australia. Andrew talks about how organizational development can give a company a solid foundation and give its leaders a functioning direction on how to manage the business and the organization as a whole.
In a company, the leadership teams are the most important body. Achieving a functional dynamic to team interaction is a vital cog to the company. In this episode, Andrew talks about the key elements of a team’s strategic anchors, determining the short term focus of the organization and how to achieve cohesiveness as a team to achieve the goals they’ve set. Andrew also iterates that cohesiveness and functionality are the key elements that a leadership team needs to work on. By acquiring cohesiveness and functionality, a leadership team can achieve better decision making, run meetings smoother, take advantage of each member’s skills and experience better and how to hold each member accountable for any task or decision. As a leadership team builds these skills, they become better decision makers as an individual and as a group collectively.
Andrew also stresses that listening is a very important skill to build on as a member of a leadership team. He says that a leadership team can reach a better decision by listening to each member of the team and understanding what the points are before giving out a counterpoint. As he explains, listening with the intent to change is the key to functionality and a team will only be functional when everybody sees their job is listening.
Andrew explains more about how to refine team dynamics, build team culture, and identify underlying psychology that helps a person reach a decision, in this episode of Impact Teams Radio.