Team Building We Know What Works

We know what makes effective and creative teams. For teams to work multiple people within the team ought to have knowledge in team dynamics and teaming.

Decision Making Antonyms and Story Telling

Complex decision-making is stronger when the choices and ideas are stretched, manipulated, and challenged – this is how you create psychological-safety in teams.

Complexity and Quality: Using the most appropriate problem-solving process

I shared some learning on problem-solving and complexity vs ordered change with the Buffalo ASQ Chapter. Effective leaders understand that problem solving is not a “one-size-fits-all” process. They know that their actions depend on the situation, and they make better decisions by adapting their approach to changing circumstances. How do you know which approach you … Continued

Innovation, Goal Setting, and Market Change – Business Weaknesses

Buffalo NY CEO’s are concerned about Innovation, Goal Setting and Assessment, plus Societal and Market Change. I recently attended the Buffalo Niagara Partnerships CEO’s Speak event. The talk shared survey data from 427 business leaders in all sectors; the Siena College Research Institute did the survey. An area of focus is the shifts or impacts … Continued

Culture change from a focus on how people interact

What makes culture change in your company or team difficult? Is your current organizational culture – how things get done around here – working to attract-trust or repel-trust? When I talk about culture change within a workplace the best thinker to reference is Edgar Schein: “Schein’s model of organizational culture originated in the 1980s. Schein (2004) identifies three distinct … Continued

How do we make bad things in companies discussable?

Images from “Behind You” by Brian Coldrick Bad things happen within your team and company. Plus, the bad stuff hides when culturally and behaviorally being the bearer of bad news is punished or burdened with management hyperbole “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” Working with management teams the surprise or lack of knowledge about potential … Continued

Talent Shortage and what you can do about it

“With record talent shortages around the world, it’s no longer a question of simply finding talent; we need to build it,” Manpower say. “New assessments, big data and predictive performance mean employers have the best tools to identify adjacent skills, help people shift into emerging roles and create clear career paths. We know talent shortages are not … Continued

Change Through Seeing the Current Environment

In an earlier post framework for change, I shared that when you see change from an ideal endpoint you are better off calling the work project management. Change in workplaces rarely happens through force you’ve seen that the harder the leadership pushes, the more workarounds are developed. Also, when change does stick, we tend to view it … Continued