New Teams, Unique Opportunities
Sometimes new leadership teams come together and are under pressure to perform immediately. It could be a green field operation; it could be a leadership changeover. In these cases, it’s often challenging to hit stride quickly, as the team hasn’t created the norms nor the trust to simply start excelling.
Following Axiom’s 4 step team ‘exceleration’ process helps these teams shave months off the learning curve of how to work together. After clarifying your goals, we identify the team’s behaviours and how best each individual shows up to drive success for customers, employees, shareholders, etc.
With new executive teams, it may come down to a few things. Perhaps members are approaching the goals from different perspectives (quality, efficiency, customer, etc.). Maybe the roles and processes haven’t been fully fleshed out – who is ultimately accountable for what, and how do they ensure execution? It could be that some team members are clashing as they define their scope or hold different values. Finally, perhaps the structure and systems to support the goals need refinement as they are creating inefficiencies.