Last week LID Publishing held a Dublin book event for Wake Up and Smell the Coffee by Simon Mac Rory. The panel was chaired by Vincent Wall, Business Editor for Newstalk 106, and they discussed the need for change in modern teams and team management.
The overall intention of the panel discussion was to ensure that the audience recognises that there is more to teamwork than meets the eye or is generally assumed. Teamwork does not happen by magic and just because you label a group a team does not deliver a team. Teamwork requires hard work and continuous effort and organizations need to develop a strategy to deliver both effective teams and team-based cultures.
A bit more about the panel
Professor Patrick Gibbons. He is the Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Strategic Management at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland and is Academic Director of Executive Development at the School.
Pedro Angulo is Head of Leadership Development in AIB, Programme Director in the IMI (Irish Management Institute) Diploma in Strategic HRM and President of the Irish EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council).
Dr Simon Mac Rory is an author and specialist in team development. He works with senior staff leaders to help them discover that edge to becoming a truly high-performing team. Over his 30 year career, he has worked globally with a blue-chip client base in both the private and public sectors.
About the book
The deconstruction of the traditional workplace hierarchy, the abandonment of performance appraisal, the impact of millennials, all point to a substantial revival of teams and teamwork for the first time in more than 20 years. Leading companies are pushing towards a team-centric model. However, for many others team development remains ad hoc as they fail to recognize that teams hold the answers to increased effectiveness.
Delivering improved team effectiveness across an organization does not have to be time-consuming. The Team Diagnostic Profiler (TDP) is a methodology and process that is easy to use, self-administering and can deliver 10 to 20% improvement in team effectiveness when deployed in a corporate team strategy. This book is based on the TDP methodology and the years of research completed by the author.
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee is available to buy here.
Posted by Francesca Stainer
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