In organizations, we call lots of groups of people teams, ranging from a group of departmental staff members reporting to a supervisor but working on different projects to a group of people from different departments working on a common project. Not all groups of people working together are really teams in the way we describe them in the Highly Effective Teams approach.
A common structure we find in organization is working groups. In a working group, people from different parts of the organization come together to execute on a project and divide the work into separate pieces they each individually own. Members of the group then create their own end-products without much collaboration or group problem solving along the way. What’s usually missing on working groups is a strong leader with skills in team building, project management, and meeting management.
In true teams, each member has their own position but they are interdependent on one another to succeed and either the whole team wins or the whole team loses. They need a strong leader, and they need to practice together to achieve results. To be a Highly Effective Team, a strong leader needs to know how to build a team, manage a project, and run great meetings.
HET helps you foster true teamwork that supports collaboration, communication, and innovation that supports your strategy, rather than get in the way of it. We help you use your resources wisely and avoid the frustration that can occur when your organization is not aligned.