Our services - Leadership team development


 

New team start up
Strategic planning
Optimizing matrix management
Team turnaround
Developing high performance teams

 

 



New team start up

A key element of your job as a leader is getting the best performance from your team. When you are appointed as a new leader to a team, or a new team is formed, a PPD coach can help you make the following as explicit as possible:

  • Expectations of management style and team communication
    - What are the expectations of the team manager and the expectations the team has of their manager?
    - What management style did the previous leader have with the team?
    - What style did the team have with its last manager?
    - What are the ground rules for team communication?
  • The development of a shared plan.
  • The spectrum of skills and styles that can coalesce into a high performing team and the potential differences in style that can detract from or enhance the team depending on how they are managed

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Strategic planning
PPD Consulting can help a team or department formulate a clear vision about what it is trying to achieve, and a plan for getting there. A vision may be driven by demands from the business for change in the department. Or the vision may be driven by the needs of the department. One key ingredient of a happy, high performing team is a common vision and shared goals. There is nothing that bonds a team better and creates a good atmosphere than mutually agreed upon stretch targets.

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Optimizing matrix management
Where a matrix management structure has been developed in which individuals report both to a function and to a project or region, PPD Consulting can help put in place the kind of clear communication that is needed to:

  • Clarify job descriptions
  • Discuss how matrix leaders will work together with each other to ensure smooth cooperation
  • Discuss how issues will be resolved as they arise

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Team turnaround
Sometimes a team will have a history that is impeding effective performance. This may be a result of stresses created by poor business performance, or it may have to do with poor communication skills and/or unresolved issues within the team. If you as the leader of the team decide that you want to transform the degree of cooperation and teamwork within your team, then one of our PPD coaches can help this transformation take place.

Get your team working more on delivery and less on internal politics, so that you are all more successful.

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Developing high performance teams
Some teams are already effective, but the burden placed on them to achieve outstanding objectives by management means that being effective is not enough - they need to be superb. Flawless team communication, tried and tested methods for solving problems when they arise, awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of each member of the team, acceptance of what everyone brings to the table - all these are a part of what it takes to create high performance. PPD Consulting can teach you these methods and help you through the process of implementing and living them.

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