Developing Teams

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. - Ryunosuke Satoro – Japanese Writer

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Working With Management And Senior Executive Teams To Build Capacity

Effectively Resolving The Root Causes Of Team Performance Issues While Strengthening Trust and Working Relationships

Most work is now being done by teams and yet these same teams are faced with constant changes: members coming and going; limited resources; changing goals and deadlines; not being co-located; organizational restructuring etc. The pace and pressure can be unrelenting. As a result, the quality of work products and relationships can suffer and processes break down.

Being on a struggling team can be a painful and stressful experience. Trying to lead a team facing constant change can be like trying to build an airplane while it’s in flight! Conflict can emerge, clarity wanes, individual and team resilience takes a hit and results plummet. Ultimately it takes longer and becomes more painful to complete work. There seems like no easy solution.

At Change Essentials we have spent years strengthening team capacity working with management and senior executive teams who are:

  • Starting up to get them off the ground in the right way.
  • In mid flight and just need a solid tune up.
  • Struggling to deal with change effectively.

We don’t focus on “feel good” flash in the pan team building events that serve as a momentary salve and then fade into nothingness. Each team is different so Change Essentials’ support flexes to meet that team’s unique needs. We focus on identifying and resolving the root causes of the issues the team is experiencing so that we can increase team effectiveness, build skills and capacity, and create change that lasts.

Recognizing that team development is a process, we deliver our team coaching and consulting services over time. We use proven team effectiveness models that understand complex team dynamics and focus on getting work results that matter to teams. We tailor our work seeking to understand the specific work of the team while strengthening relationships, team cohesion, team processes and desired outcomes.

What clients say about us
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Thank you for your team building session. Allowing the environment for folks to share concerns and fears is helpful. I also REALLY appreciate you not allowing folks to abdicate responsibility with supporting staff. You are very insightful. I want to find a way to work with you more as I see great value in your counsel.

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This is how we can help your organization

Strengthening Executive Team Alignment
You’ve got a critical strategic change to implement in your organization. Strategically you know exactly where you want the organization to go and you know what you want to be different. Now you need to get your executive leadership team on board, aligned with the change and committed to making it a reality. How?
Running Cohort-Based Leadership Development Programs
Change Essentials has designed, managed and facilitated highly effective tailored leadership development programs for 10-75 participants in both commercial and federal organizations.
Resilience Programs
Cultivating Resilience® is a highly effective, 4 month virtual, interactive, and research-based development program designed by Change Essentials LLC specifically to strengthen organizational capacity through increased individual resilience.
Providing Individual (1:1) Coaching Services
Sometimes we have to change because the pain of the status quo has become too much for us to bear. Sometimes we have to change to survive. Sometimes we want to change because we are bored of the status quo and want to build our capacity and grow.
Organizational Change
The rate of change facing government and commercial organizations is staggering. Changes can be driven by legislation, new leadership, old structures and processes no longer working, a change in mission/purpose, new systems, an unhealthy culture, or a need to innovate.
Employee Engagement
Strengthening your employees’ engagement is a significant performance enabler. More engaged employees tend to be more productive and willing to go above and beyond. Engaging employees in change is an effective way to increase buy-in and commitment, and ensure the change is done right from their perspective.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)
Change Essentials is committed to creating work environments where individuals and teams of all backgrounds can engage, succeed and thrive. We help people strengthen their awareness about diversity, equity and inclusion through designing and facilitating powerful awareness and skill building programs.
IT Assessment
IT Assessment is a participative 3-month program designed by Change Essentials to baseline the current organizational state, gain employee insights, and collaboratively prioritize IT roadmap.
Strategic Portfolio, Program, and Project Management
Need help implementing Strategic Portfolio Management or Program Management? Your organization has implemented Portfolio or Program Management, but there is growing concern regarding the effectiveness and the value proposition.

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