Why There Are No Top Teams
And How To Create Them
By now everyone knows the importance of teams for front-line workers and their value to the organization. Yet relatively little attention is paid to the critical need for teamwork at the top. The lack of teamwork at that level can have devastating effects on the tops themselves and on the organization...the formation of silos or stovepipes, mixed messages cascading throughout the organization, lack of cooperation across functions, and more.
This live two-hour
interactive presentation clarifies the unique difficulties of creating
teamwork at the top. It examines how the special conditions of the
top space -- immense complexity and responsibility for the whole system
-- can lead to territorial issues among tops, the breakdown of potentially
productive partnerships, and costly and divisive stove-piping throughout
the system. It then offers concrete strategies for creating teamwork
at the top.