Leadership "Teams" LO12988

Rol Fessenden (76234.3636@CompuServe.COM)
23 Mar 97 21:58:30 EST

Replying to LO12977 --

Roxanne says,

"So they have defined the teamwork and leadership behaviors that they are
striving for.

"My question is whether there may be other structural, systemic or
cultural obstacles that we should be looking for. For example, each
strategic goal is assigned to one of the executives who is responsible for
leading the effort and reporting back to the group. Then at the monthly
Leadership Team meeting, each reports on progress on the goal. There is
very little discussion in the meetings. Is the structure of their meeting
one of the obstacles?"

What strikes me immediately is that they have defined their teamwork
goals, and based on your illustration, there appears to be no impetus for
teamwork among the senior people. The key strategies of the company --
the most important work of the senior group -- are assigned, each to one
individual. Would that life could actually be so simmple.

I suspect that a systemic analysis would identify many points of mutual
need among the senior people. These points of interdependence would oblige
them, if they are concerned about truly and effectively achieving their
key goals, to develop more collaborative approaches to their strategic

I guess one of the questions is, just how much teamwork do they want, and
if they want any, should they find ways to demonstrate it in key areas.


Rol Fessenden 76234.3636@compuserve.com

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