Teams are the foundation of any business. In order to deliver a service, organisations operate through their own teams, or in partnership with other agencies. Success depends on individual people and their interaction with others – service participants, colleagues or partner organisations. Strong leadership and strong teams create strong and effective workplaces.
Partnerships are teams formed across agencies – often in a hurry. Partnerships must have clarity of purpose, agreed ways of working and clear lines of accountability and responsibility.
A successful team is made up of individuals who work well together. The more insight a person has into their own behaviour, and their impact on others, the better their relationships and team function. Tools that measure the quality of an individual’s relationships, and their ability to work with others, establish a baseline and identify areas for learning.