Working with senior and operating management teams

September 7, 2014

Two cycles of a couple of days each, tucked away in the Leicestershire countryside working with the senior and the middle management teams of a long-standing client. We reviewed the strategy and the business plan and its implications, renewed the cohesiveness of the teams, overhauled the teams’ working practices and refreshed links between the teams and with the Board. It has been both fascinating and rewarding to work with these teams as they have developed over the last few years and to see the evolution in maturity and effectiveness of the teams and their members.

After five years of working with them I think they’d benefit from a change in their facilitator’s perspective to take them further so I have stepped aside and suggested they find an alternative facilitator to offer them different things. It won’t be the end of the relationship because I hope to continue to provide informal coaching to the Chief Exec and others, and have been invited back for specific workshops in future. But definitely a sense of losing touch with a community of friends.

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