Wake up and smell the coffee – the imperative of teams
“Wake up and smell the coffee – the imperative of teams” is a new book form Simon Mac Rory, providing a new take on teamwork and the need for organizations to address the issue in a more structured and strategic manner.
This book is for team members, team leaders and organizations. It puts the imperative of teams in context and is a call to action. It lays out the strengths, weaknesses and challenges for the basic team types, and provides a guide for leaders and members on how to drive team effectiveness for themselves.
Shortlist – Management Book of the Year 2019. “Wake up and smell the coffee….” has been shortlisted for Management Book of the Year 2019, by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in association with the British Library and sponsored by Henley Business School. The book has been nominated in the “Management Futures” category.
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Organizations are relying more on teams to keep pace with the challenges of an unpredictable world. Today 90% of organizational output happens through teams. Team Effectiveness is a universal challenge. Organizations are challenged to manage teams effectively.
To realise the full potential of teams an organization requires a strategic approach, a platform and common methodology to support all teams to drive their effectiveness.
Introducing the Solution
Our Team Diagnostic Profiler (TDP) is a powerful cloud based platform and methodology supporting the development of a consistent strategy, enabling teams to continuously assess and improve their operating performance increasing team effectiveness by up to 25%. producing measurable results of up to 25% improvement across teams.
TDP is incredibly easy to set-up and use. Designed for company wide use, TDP is supported by a corporate team strategy to cascade it throughout your organization.
Self-serve and managed by team leaders, team members take just 5 minutes to complete the TDP online survey, ideally once a quarter or more.
TDP produces instant online reporting to help team leaders assess optimal team functioning and follow the TDP process to develop improvement actions.
TDP quickly becomes part of your own Business and HR processes and integrates easily with your existing business metrics.
TDP can easily integrate with your existing Business Processes and key Operational and Performance measures.
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“Team success requires ongoing dialogue, information, diagnostics and reflective discussion, supported by validated tools. We at Belbin, recognise the value of The ODD Company TDP methodology for teams and see this approach as compatible with Belbin. Both approaches will support team effectiveness and together the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts.”