TO THE POINT – enabling teams to move forward

Teams have challenges – and these do not always relate to what the teams has been formed for or sets out to do i.e. its purpose for being. Often the challenges a team faces are due to the fact that it consists of a diverse groups of individuals each with their own style and personality, each with their own objectives and agenda and each with their own unique history and broader circumstances.

The challenges teams face manifest in;

–          Unhealthy relationships and lack of trust among members
–          Lack of ability to achieve goals in a productive way
–          Manipulation and backstabbing (even if this is just perceived)
–          Power play and covering ones back
–          Disunity
–          Lack of open and honest communication
–          Not addressing the “main” issues
–          Getting the wrong people on board – and problems with roles on the team
–          Ineffective meetings (often the most common symptom)
–          No enjoyment as part of the team
–          Lack of innovation and collaboration
–          Lack of effective leadership

Don’t get me wrong – teams need to consist of a diverse range of people as this vastly improves decision-making and the achievement of goals – if the team works well together. The problem is too few teams do actually work well together.

Teams in an organisational context are also formed to achieve objectives – they have a specific purpose and role within the organisation. The list of symptoms above prevent them from doing so in the most effective and efficient manner.

The “TO THE POINT: Corporate Facilitation Model” can be used to help teams achieve their purpose. It can be used for a range of purposes from strategy formulation to conflict resolution to the making of key decisions.

The TO THE POINT methodology consists of 2 key elements;

  • A process flow that enables team to communicate in the right way at the right time in order to move an issue forward towards a resolution (the point);
  • An assessment of the communication dynamics in the team that will enhance the communication and effectiveness of the team’s communication into the future.

To the Point Model (3D)

The TO THE POINT methodology has been used across a wide range of contexts and organisations to address a wide range of issues.

Contact us today at roger@sinkorswim.co.za if your team displays any of the symptoms listed above – or if you are just stuck and unable to achieve an objective of goal.

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