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Effective Teamwork – Holy Grail or realistic aim?

Effective Teamwork – Holy Grail or realistic aim?

Teams are like Ferrari’s; they can be wonderful ride and produce amazing results but to keep operating at their best they need regular attention.  In today’s business environment the challenges facing team members and managers are numerous; globalisation, digital disruption, increasing competition, consumer power, employee disengagement and South Africa has its own particular issues to contend with such as transformation.  To counteract these outside pressures organisations continue to develop structural ways to optimize team effectiveness; virtual teams, matrix structures, project based work and agile methodologies.  And still the search goes on – why don’t these solutions always deliver what organisations expect or need?  What is the answer?  Are we all searching for a holy grail that doesn’t exist?

Join CONTRACT SA to discuss, share ideas and collaborate on one of the pressing issues facing organisatons and their development today, including

  • Team Development practices and their place in the OD practitioners playbook;
  • Different approaches to strengthening teams – analytical, experiential, discursive, and self-reflective.
  • Sharing and exploration of current team challenges and experiences and how to approach them
  • And to continue the theme of the year – What does transformation do to and for teams?; what do teams do to and for transformation?

The team from CONTRACT will share their experiences of team issues, challenges and how they approached them; as well as highlighting the range of methodologies that are available to ‘fix broken teams’, kick start new ones, or  strengthen average ones.

Date:  Thursday 28 July 2016
Registration: 12:30
Session: 13:00-16:00
Venue:  Contract SA, 26 Chiappini Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town.
Members: Inclusive of membership fee.
Non-members: R350
NPO/ Pensioners/ Students: R250


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Our Collaborators

CONTRACT SA assists all types of organisations in optimising their teams, their effectiveness, motivation, engagement, leadership and morale.  Within the spirit of the topic CONTRACT’s Partners and consultant team will bring their collective experience and insights into our collaborative session. Their team comes from a wide range of educational and business backgrounds, and as such bring diverse experiences and viewpoints to the session.

CONTRACT SA works in both Human Resource Development and Organisational Development areas, bringing their expertise of each area to the other to provide additional advantages.  They partner with clients from all sectors, private and public profit businesses as well as those from the not-for-profit sector; from global giants to small local organisations.

Judith Haupt, Helene Smuts and Phil Isle, the 3 CONTRACT partners will lead the session.