Authenticity, presence and trust.
Three qualities that make the individual work in the group, make teams perform and make reorganizations succeed. In a world where things go fast, everyday life is becoming increasingly digitalized and decisions are being made 24/7, it is crucial to stop.
Stop and have a look at yourself, stop the endless back-to-back meetings, look each other in the eyes and sense the dynamic. Identify the processes beneath the surface, between you and your colleagues and what comes in the wake of the changes.
I know that a team works best if there is a focus on both the rational and the irrational dynamics. When I develop leadership teams, high performance teams and work with dysfunctional teams, it is always with business in focus and people in the center.
You can have as much control over strategy, roles and tasks, but if you do not include the defense mechanisms, informal roles, values and culture, then you and your team do not perform at your best. Without authenticity, presence and trust, we lose faith in ourselves and each other. And that is not good for business.