Top Team Effectiveness
Linkage has decades of experience and expertise in supporting senior management teams and boards of Fortune 1000 organizations in Asia and globally with our Top Team Effectiveness solutions.
Top teams by default, are the most important teams in the organization because decision and strategy-making tend to cascade from the top, and they are more exposed to wider external environments as part of their responsibilities. Unfortunately, high-performance top teams are exceptionally rare.
The key difference between average teams and exceptional teams lies in aspects of trust, ability to debate issues, commitment, accountability and clarity of goals. Great teams also have good structure, pay great attention to results and have suitable supporting processes.
What Linkage has found about developing a high-performing
Top Teams often encounter
problems unique to them
Conflict over available resources
Varying agendas within an organization – Power politics
Balancing multiple stakeholders
Adapting to external environment
Misaligned performance goals
Benefits Of Top Teams Development Interventions
Linkage Approach to Enhance
Top Team Effectiveness
Linkage was experienced in designing a range of top team effectiveness solutions, from short-term interventions such as board retreats to longer-term engagements such as a full-fledged 2-year program that may involve active observation and participation in senior management meetings. Linkage consultants have profound experiences and the expertise to facilitate high-level discussions with senior leaders on key strategic issues that impact their organizations.
We understand that team development is a journey and any positive change within the top team will have a significant impact on the whole organization. With our in-depth expertise in leadership development and team effectiveness, we are committed to working with your senior leadership team to maximize individual performance and team effectiveness.
Top Team Effectiveness solutions
Serve our clients with Six objectives
Build self and team awareness
Build rapport and understanding between team members
Chart new directions for the organization
Re-shape the desired culture of the organization
Drive organizational transformation
Resolve team dysfunctions
In Designing Your Top Team Effectiveness Program
Every team is unique and its state also changes over time. Prior to designing a Top Team Effectiveness program, we conduct a number of Team Diagnostic activities in order to gain understanding of the top team, their team dynamics and key issues they currently face, as well as surface developmental needs of individual team members.
Linkage's approach in designing on impactful Top Team effectiveness Program consists of 3 interventions:
Top Team Effectiveness
Frameworks & Assessments
Depending on the team situation and context, Linkage employs a range of frameworks to help top teams increase their level of team effectiveness. We strive to be on the cutting edge of leadership ideas and research, and find the best solutions to fit our clients’ needs.
Beside our Linkage’s Team Effectiveness Assessment™ (TEA), we also have an expanded repertoire of frameworks and tools from which to draw on, and multiple “linkages” to other thought leaders and experts. Some examples of Team Effectiveness frameworks we have used include Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of Teams, Dave Logan’s Tribal Leadership, Saj-nicole Joni’s Geography of Trust, and the Myers-Briggs Team Type Analysis.
For an impactful Top Team Effectiveness program, we recommend the top team to conduct a Team Assessment during the Team Diagnostics phase and at the end of the whole program. The results of the assessment provide the team with a platform to identify and discuss issues around the team’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as areas where team members have significantly differing perspectives.
Linkage's Team Effectiveness Assessment™ (TEA) is one of the most comprehensive business-oriented team assessments available. Surveys that focus solely on team interactions and processes overlook key elements of team effectiveness. This assessment goes well beyond interpersonal relations; measuring organizational support, goal clarity, team diversity, learning, growth, and results. By contrasting your team results against the practice of high-performing teams, the TEA helps you generate a commitment to higher performance.