Ten years ago, the CEOs and HRDs who approached us with organisational leadership problems wanted one thing: Collaboration. That was important and still is, but something else has been on their minds for the last few years: how to lead in complexity. How can our leaders understand a world that makes little sense, that they have never seen before and that – when they do understand it – morphs again?
As is often the case, it’s the question that’s wrong. This paper will set out why it is teams, not individual leaders that will help the organisation to thrive in this new world. And, more than that, how the active membership of those teams will solve the workplace loneliness issues that have sadly become prevalent as teams have fragmented. It will also set out a pragmatic approach – Team Acceleration – to make that happen.