team effectiveness

Are your team members working effectively together?

team conflictEver wondered how your team is getting along?  Or perhaps you know where the pockets of conflict exist but are unsure how to resolve it?  Ever wondered if your team members are aware of the impact of their unresolved conflict?  Are they in denial about their conflict? Or perhaps it is you who is in denial?  You just don’t want to deal with it, it is draining and a waste of your time.  You know that each individual working their hardest is not going to enable you to achieve your goals.  You need to find a way for the team to work well together. Only as a team, can you achieve your results.

 

Sociomapping® is a way to safely bring up these issues within the team.  Through the expertise of a trained coach, you can build trust and begin to openly work towards resolving issues within your team.  Sociomap is a graphical representation, a picture, of how your team views their own effectiveness or lack of cooperation.  To track your improvement, you can take this picture every six to twelve months.  This tool is for leaders who value the importance of team members working cooperatively to achieve the team goals.  This is for leaders who believe in the synergistic value of teams and the importance of an open dialogue.

 

At the Empowering Teams Conference 2013 in Prague last November, we celebrated the twentieth anniversary of this powerful tool that has helped hundreds of organizations and teams perform at their peak in the most high pressure conditions like space projects, in the army or in high growth tech companies.  To learn more about how you can take your team performance to the maximum level contact me at liza@executivehrcoach.com or learn more about Sociomapping® at www.sociomap.com

 

I wish my team members got along better.

sociomap_samIf only my team members would talk to each other.  I don’t need to get involved in their own squabbles, they should just talk it out. I’ll just ignore it and hope that it will go away.

I have heard these statements from my clients.  They know that there is conflict within their team, they feel it, but they are reluctant to address it.  They are tired of playing referee or parent. They know that certain members of their teams do not work at maximum effectiveness. Individually, these team members are excellent contributors, they achieve results.  But ask them to work together and its a battlefield.

Usually the team leader ends up frustrated and drained when this situation happens. It is emotional and a waste of time. It doesn’t need to be.

Using Sociomapping® techniques, leaders can visualize the level of communication, decision-making, teaming, and cooperation within the teams. Through open and honest dialogue, with the help of a trained executive coach, sociomapping® provides a safe and non-threatening picture of the levels of collaboration with the team.

Sociomapping® has been around for over 20 years and most recently received the Innovation Award 2012 at the 24th IIAS International Conference for significant contribution to the field of sociodiagnostics.

Over the last 20 years Sociomapping® has been used in the research of communication of small groups operating in extreme situations like simulation of space flights or combat units. The process of group mapping has been also pioneered in Army units operating abroad in foreign missions. In 2008, Sociomapping® methods started to be used in commercial areas for mapping of management teams of multinational organizations.

Tired of working in a dysfunctional team? Are you ready to take your team performance to new heights, maximize the contribution of every team member and build synergies and positive collaboration among your team members?  Take your leadership and your career to the next level and build team effectiveness as a competitive advantage.  Contact me at liza@executivehrcoach.com or visit www.sociomap.com to learn more about the benefits of Sociomapping®.

 

 

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