After the pivot: how to continue developing teams through change

During the height of the pandemic, I blogged about how my team pivoted during the crisis. We’re still building on those lessons and working virtually, but as we start a new round of team development, I’m wondering how can the way we organise ourselves as a team reflect the organisation’s value, while prefiguring where the organisation wants to go?

1. Building team development

How do you connect your personal objectives with those of the team, the organisation and those of our communities so there’s a thread between the actions we do and the dreams our citizens what to create?

Image showing matrix of team development activities
Image showing matrix of team development activities
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Image of dashboard tracking team development taks
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2. Renewing your team’s purpose

To understand what is your team’s purpose and what are its values & principles, I’ve got people to think about

  • How do they support & develop each other?
  • How do they hold each other to account?
  • How do they prioritise their work?
  • What challenges & opportunities do they see in the future?
  • Empathy walks to discover the communities they serve and explore how they connect to them
  • Coaching circles to support each other through developing themselves and tackling personal challenges
  • Reviewing value propositions or business models of other organisations & networks to see how we could adapt our offer

Head of Strategy (Communities) @camdencouncil #localgov Director @euroalter Co-founder of #systemschange & #servicedesign progs. inspired by @cescaalbanese