360 Degree and Dispersed Team Feedback

Whether you have been effectively BAU since lockdown started, whether you and your colleagues have started a phased re-entry to your workplaces or whether you are going to be working from home for the foreseeable, it is more important than ever to be getting meaningful, insightful and useful feedback about how you're doing. We've written before about the way that 360 can be used within teams. Traditionally very much an individual experience, we feel that 360 has many applications and more value it can add.  Helping teams to understand how well communication is working within the group, how effectively people are supporting each other, identifying potential peer-matches for coaching and knowledge sharing are just some ways in which the power of 360 can be leveraged on a collective basis. Whatever happens over the next year, we can be in no doubt that we will continue to work in a more dispersed manner than we ever did before Covid19.  Even if you are a team who are frontline and less impacted by the shift in working practices, you will have fewer face to face interactions with some colleagues, partner teams, customer groups or corporate functions who have had to work from home.  A sense of team cohesion, identity and belonging, collaboration, communication and inclusion are more important than ever. In this piece we consider how 360 can help us be more effective in these disrupted times.…

Mobilising the Messy Analogue Moving Parts - Week 6: Empowerment and Delegation

Empowerment and Delegation.   Empowerment and delegation is the final moving part in our organisational machine - that and the not-so-insignificant matter of creating a supportive culture. We've covered a lot in our 6-week series - emotional intelligence, giving good feedback, coaching skills, bringing people together in teams and motivation and engagement. Phew! That's a complex relationship of analogue moving parts. Let's try to bring this all together.…

Mobilising the Messy Analogue Moving Parts - Week 5: Motivation and Engagement

Motivation and engagement. A quick recap. Our organisational machine and its moving parts is running pretty smoothly. We've talked about emotional intelligence, giving good feedback,  coaching skills and bringing people together in teams. The next cog in the machine is motivation and engagement.…

Mobilising the Messy Analogue Moving Parts - Week 4: Creating a team identity

Bringing people together and creating a team identity. In previous weeks in our 6-week series our moving parts have included emotional intelligence, giving good feedback and coaching. The next key people skill or 'moving part' is bringing people together and creating a team identity.…

Mobilising the Messy Analogue Moving Parts - Week 3: Coaching

Coaching and wellbeing. In weeks 1 and 2 of our 6-week blog series we said that emotional intelligence and giving good feedback are two vital component parts to enabling talent management software to maximise the talents in your organisation. Week 3's 'moving part' is coaching - and as an important part of that - talking about health, wellbeing and work-life balance. …

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