Collaboration Skills

Pain Point: No Team Dynamic

People are working towards individual goals rather than as a united group. There is no sense of excitement or leveraging of unique talents. The team is less than the sum of its parts. No-one is seeing the bigger picture!

How I Can Help

By facilitating an environment where everyone is valued and has their say. Enabling your people to speak truth to power, sharing in processes that engage their talents and co-create future solutions. Building trust and encouraging habits and practices that align everyone in effective and highly motivated teams.

Team collaboration = business success

Many issues may impact on team performance. As a certified Practitioner of Structural Dynamics, this is one tool that I often employ to raise awareness of both individual behavioural propensities and also shared self-awareness of how people perform within their teams.

Another useful model is the pyramid from Patrick Lencioni’s “5 Dysfunctions of a team”

Typically, managers tend to impose challenging KPIs as a means to drive performance. However, unless we start by building a strong base of trust first, we cannot bring people up through the layers of dysfunction to realise the desired improvements.

• Lack of trust: your people don’t share or take risks
• Fear of conflict: team is stuck in false harmony pretending all is well and not challenging each other
• Absence of commitment: ambiguity rules and excuses prevail
• Avoidance of accountability: standards slip and no-one cares
• Inattention to results: status and ego override business issues

Deploying expert collaboration skills and processes which harness the talent of the whole team I will enable you to improve and realign key relationships, build trust, handle healthy conflict, restore commitment and accountability and drive performance. 

Managing all of this through the complexities and uncertainties of today’s emerging new economy is difficult to achieve in isolation. Having deep roots in the real-life business arena, I can bring support and guidance to enable you and your team to move forward with success and confidence. Based in Norfolk, I deliver coaching and mentoring throughout East Anglia, nationally and internationally.

Email: david@davidbrient.com
Call: 07824 098374