Leadership

What Organizations Can Do to Promote Teamwork: 1. Provide a Roadmap

What Organizations Can Do to Promote Teamwork: 1. Provide a Roadmap

More and more organizations are looking at teams as an approach to better deal with disruptive technologies and macroeconomic changes, extract more learning from experience, and deliver better products and services to customers. 

Although most organizations talk a good game when it comes to fostering teamwork, research shows that the odds of any team becoming high performing are at best only one in five. 

This implies that organizations are falling short of the mark when it comes to having the conditions necessary to create high performing teams. 

Does High Potential Success Lead to Organizational Failure?

Does High Potential Success Lead to Organizational Failure?

About 35 years ago Steven Kerr published an article entitled, “On the Folly of Rewarding A, While Hoping for B.” Kerr rightly pointed out that organizational reward systems are often misaligned with desired outcomes.

For example, organizations say they want collaboration yet reward individual performance. It may be that many organizational succession planning processes are similarly misaligned. Before describing this problem it is important to understand the difference between successful and effective leaders.