Team Development

High performing teams do not happen by chance.  They are built purposefully to establish a climate of mutual trust, respect and commitment to a shared goal.  In addition, high performing teams are essential to organizational success.  EGI has been effective working with teams at all stages of development.  While we often discuss the importance of individual development, it is the ability of people to transform themselves from individual contributors into fully engaged team members that leads to the ultimate success of an organization.

Team Assimilation

  • Accelerates Team Development
  • Assimilates a new leader and/or newly created team
  • Aligns expectations of the leader, the team and the organization

Team Assimilation Process

  • Conduct team member interviews to understand key business issues and leadership needs
  • Conduct debrief of key themes with Manager
  • Develop responses to questions from team
  • Facilitate team meeting
    • Clarify manager’s leadership style as it relates to the team dynamics
    • Explore and clarify team expectations
    • Examine individual and team interaction styles
    • Solidify team’s business priorities and operating principles

Team Formation & Enhancement

  • Improves group dynamics and performance
  • Utilize with existing teams or newly created teams
  • This highly experiential process uses a variety of diagnostic assessments and is designed to:
    • Provide a better understanding of the goals and desired outcomes of team
    • Bridge the transition from individual contributor to fully engaged team member
    • Identify a team’s key needs and concerns
    • Help transform the team into a high performing team

Participating in executive coaching with The Edmunds Group has been a great experience for me personally and professionally.  I learned so much about myself and how to be a better leader.  My coach helped me develop more effective interaction skills, build a stronger team, identify ways to be more collaborative and think through many complex business issues.  It was great to have someone with whom to discuss sensitive issues and brainstorm creative solutions.  In today's stressful and demanding world, I would strongly encourage any leader to participate in coaching. 

- Vice President, Retail Operations, Consumer Packaged Goods Organization

After a rigorous selection process, The Edmunds Group was chosen to provide in depth analysis and coaching for the regional management team of a leading Southeastern financial services company. The initial engagement was so successful and well received, the assignment was expanded to include other high performing, high potential individuals. In addition, The Edmunds Group was engaged to provided on-going executive coaching to several key members of the management team.

In preparation for the engagement The Edmunds Group developed a keen understanding of the organization and the cultural drivers. This knowledge was used to identify key competencies upon which to build. In addition, areas for additional development work were identified and action plans established. The deep understanding of the organization and the individuals within the the team enabled to Edmunds Group to make this project far more beneficial than ever anticipated. Our expectations we exceeded time and time again.

Without question the work done with The Edmunds Group prepared this team to successfully navigate through the financial challenges of the last few years.

- leading Southeastern Financial Services Company, Executive Vice President