The Tyranny of the 'WHAT!?!??'
The Tyranny of the What sets in when the purpose and core values and identity of the organization (the 'Who') takes a back seat to the busy work of the organization (the 'What').
When this happens, team culture, cohesiveness, health, productivity, and momentum quickly fades and is replaced by dysfunction, distrust, and silos. Ultimately, the team becomes more busy but less effective.
Bottom line, people work more, give more, and sacrifice more when leaders invest in and appreciate 'Who' they are as much as 'What' they do!
Our coaching helps teams become healthy, cohesive teams and become fully present with the mission, values, and vision of the organization and achieve organizational and social outcomes faster. Always remember...
The more complex, political, or fast paced your organization is, the more human it needs to be.
"When the 'Who' gets depleted, the 'What' gets distorted!"
"You came during a critical time when our team was experiencing several challenges in regards to communication and trust. You were able to help us
CREATE A SYSTEM AND MEANS OF COMMUNICATING TO STRENGTHEN THE BOND AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE PROGRAM...
We plan to continue using your services to develop our leadership teams..."
SOPHIA ISOM, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
An Example of Our Work
An executive leadership team had reached such a level of dysfunction that 3 of the 9 leaders left on medical/stress leave. The work began to fall through the cracks because the dysfunction spread like a disease into other departments. The impact on the communities they served lessened. No one spoke up in meetings, yet had plenty to say after the meeting concluded (hallway meetings). The head of the team was new to the team. The previous leader was more lenient while the new leader was more of a task master.
The great thing about this team is they knew they were dysfunctional and thought their work was important enough to call one of our coaches to help them work a team. We went over the principles of teamwork in the Tyranny of the What and helped them commit to behaviors that increased their performance and morale and achieve greater outcomes of their teams and the comunitieis they served.
The execute leadership never became best friends, but they did manage to buy into the behaviors that elevated the morale and the morale of their own teams they were leading. There numbers increased and programs once again operated at capacity.