The client had merged two teams into one large team of 25 and restructured some roles to adjust to the new set up. The technical work had been done but the team was still operating as two distinct teams.
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Entries by Wentworth
We’ve all been late and we’ve all been kept waiting by someone who is late. We almost certainly see those two situations through very different lenses. It’s called attribution. Attribution is a technical term in social psychology to describe the conclusions we jump to (often the only exercise we get in the day), about […]
Quite a few leaders I’m working with are facing some big challenges when it comes to retaining their key people. Restrictive budgets for rewards and pay rises. A sellers’ market where people are being offered large salary increases to move into roles that are above their level of expertise. A freeze on adding to headcount, […]
Working with a client in the last few weeks, the term “hamster wheel has come up to describe their view of working life right now. Hamster wheels were a device designed to give little furry animals the ability to really stretch their legs whilst still being in a confined space (thanks Richard, I knew that) […]
I always thought my ideal job would have been a cricket commentator. A combination of watching a sport I love, traveling, meeting lots of interesting people and getting to talk and be incisive and witty for a living. Plus, a great Richie Benaud impersonation. It never happened. I didn’t take a single step in […]
Golf as a sport throws up so many interesting behaviours. The obsession with buying new equipment is a case in point. Very average golfers going off and spending $800 on a new driver, or $1500 on a new set of irons, thinking that’s going to sort their game out. It doesn’t. It’s a classic […]
The legendary American sports coach, Vince Lombardi has many quotes attributed to him and one of the most famous is “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” It’s grounded in all the success stories that come out of sporting success, especially at events such as the Olympics. There is always a story about some […]
I’ve just come back from nearly a month’s holiday with my family. You’ll all know that travelling in close company with other people, never mind loved ones, is a real test of the relationship. Two teenagers, 19 and 16, presents its own challenges for them as well as me. Two weeks in and things […]
It is easy to be reactive, eager to jump on tasks in an effort to solve problems and get things done at speed. But that default of doing tasks yourself may be a trap and provide little leverage.
There’s a sense with some managers at the moment that they are really too busy just dealing with the chaos of the Covid pandemic on their business to make individual calls to their team. And anyway they tell me “the team are doing fine”. Really? I would assume nothing of the sort. I absolutely get […]