The current business climate in Romania is very unpredictable, unstable and also interconnected. Regarding things from this point of view, companies should concentrate a lot on their most important resource: people.
Which obstacles can arise in teamwork? What are the blockages faced by a coach when working with a management team? What skills does a coach need in order to work at this level? But first of all… What is happening with the management teams nowadays?
From all points of view, the management team is the most important team in an organization. It has the strongest power to influence the way things work. Its decisions have repercussions not only upon the usual members of the organization, but also on the future of the company. Many of you might strongly wish to reach the management level. Many of you might actually be there and might realize that, most of times, the management team has too few resources and abilities to reach their objectives.
The members of the management team are usually chosen due to their functional responsibilities. In addition, there is another criteria that, no matter how emotional it may sound, weighs heavily in the balance of expanding the management team: ‘X person can’t be left out, he’s … important’. Also, most teams don’t feel safe enough to assume until the end the design and the future of the company. Most times, the management teams are actually a group of senior managers, each of them owning their personal responsibilities but they have no idea of how to work together otherwise than through interactions and individual debates.
Maybe you will be surprised with the following information: using management teams in the top of the organization is a relatively new phenomenon. The way structural and functional leadership is organized in companies is formed of a sum of very strong cultural patterns. In the last decade, using the management team has become more and more important due to the growth in the complexity and diversity of issues that appear in the specific market (that became global) but also inside the company (that has been forced to adapt to global business patterns).
Continue reading about the difficulties of team work, the main blockages that a coach faces when working with a management team and the necessary skills in order to coach management teams.