Team culture? Relationship before Task

| 7 February 2020

I’ve been talking with a newly promoted leader this week about his first off-site with his new team.

The temptation, with an extremely challenging project to deliver in 2020, was to use the time to draw up their actions, priorities and timescales.

I disagreed.

The team don’t know each other that well. Much better to spend the time getting to know each other – who they are, what makes them tick, their leadership journey thus far, how they need to BE together to get the right things done..…..and to be clear on their big WHY.

Of course, this is not a ‘one off’ event.

But when we build that firm foundation the rest will follow.

Creating the culture you want starts with conversations and connection.

It’s as simple as that.