Is your management team really a team or just a group of managers?
A high performance management team is committed to a shared strategic vision and works together to achieve it. They understand each other’s situations and problems and they work together to solve them, because they know that their own performance depends on the company as a whole. They have their own responsibilities and goals but the overall goals are far more important. They are also the natural leaders of their own areas so the way they understand the business is shared at all levels. Management meetings are effective and short, and nothing is forgotten to be discussed or assigned. The continuous improvement environment is rolled down through all the organisational levels, and performance is at its peak in every area and as a whole. Customers are loyal, growth is significant and profits are good. All stakeholders are happy with the situation and there is an environment that promotes respect and performance.
It may sound unreal or an exaggeration but this is the way it works. The impact of a high performance management team makes all the difference. Create a cohesive and leading management team and your entire organisation will follow. The usual dysfunctions, contradictions, rework, lack of decisions, poor management styles, confusion and poor performance will gradually be replaced by staff engagement, effectiveness, cooperation, efficiency, alignment and team work at all levels.
You can transform your company through your management team. They will not let you down.