The future belongs to self-managed teams prepared to thrive in today’s lean, mean companies. Check out a few of their characteristics and see if you agree:
- Build Trust
- Effectively Communicate
- Responsible for the work and to the team
- Create less stress and unnecessary conflict
- Engaged … more fun to work with
- Productive … get the work done
Your business would be humming with such a cohesive team.
Learn behaviors that reduce stress, resolve conflict and increase engagement and productivity. Create space to practice. Lead more effectively. Be self-managed and self-correcting.
Next Level Coaching turns emerging leaders into self-managed teams. This kind of performance doesn’t happen by reading a book or attending another seminar. It requires commitment and application. Take your employees, and your company to the next level.
You’ll see results, or we’ll refund your money, no questions asked.
Steve Laswell’s Coaching Credentials
- THE PEOPLE PROJECT: Your Guide for Changing Behavior & Expanding Your Influence
- THE JOURNEY: Personal Notes from the Father
- 2011 Harvard Medical School / Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare
- 2009 Inscape Publishing DiSC Training Certification
- 2008 Certified Sherpa Coach / Neeley School of Business – Texas Christian University
- 2007 The Marketing Pro, Center for Sales Strategy, Tampa, FL
- 2005 Executive Leadership Program, Cox Enterprises, Inc. – Atlanta, GA
- 2005 The Agency Pro, Center for Sales Strategy, Tampa, FL
- 2004 Executive Mentoring Program, Cox Enterprises, Inc. – Atlanta, GA
- 2004 Talent Focused Management, Center for Sales Strategy, Tampa, FL
- 1984 Ordained Elder, Church of the Nazarene, Bethany, OK
Some Love for Self-Managed Teams & Leaders
The Happiness Advantage (Shawn Achor) – higher productivity, higher sales, perform better, higher performance ratings, less likely to take sick days, less likely to quit.
Check out some of these quotes from case studies on self-managed teams.
“Self-managed work teams achieving the highest degrees of success received a great deal of training prior to implementation. Training can be expensive and takes employees away from their daily responsibilities. Companies must be sure employees receive the right kind of training and do not get caught up in the cycle of “training just for the sake of training.”
“a team of Federal Express clerks spotted — and eventually solved — a billing problem that was costing the company $2.1 million a year.”
“3M turned around one division by creating cross-functional teams that tripled the number of new products.”
“Aetna Life & Casualty reduced the ratio of middle managers to workers — from 1 to 7 down to 1 to 30 — all the while improving customer service.”
“Fedex organized its 1,000 clerical workers into superteams of five to ten people, and gave them the training and authority to manage themselves. With the help of its teams, the company cut service glitches, such as incorrect bills and lost packages, by 13%”
“General Mills says productivity in its plants that use self- managed teams is as much as 40% higher than at its traditional factories.”
“Efficient superteams have helped make Chaparral one of the world’s most productive steel companies.”
”We learn more in teams, and it’s more fun to work in teams. It’s a good feeling to know someone is using your ideas.” – FedEx teammember
“All self-managed teams need training to prepare them to work…”
“it was more productive than any other team that I’ve worked on.”
“self-managed teams are a wonder to observe and can become much more productive than the sum of all the individual members.”
Additionally, college students are not graduating with the essential 21st-century “Deeper Learning” skills, such as critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and ability to effectively communicate and work in teams, which are prerequisites for a successful workforce in today’s global market.