Wake up and Smell The Coffee: The Imperative of Teams

November 27, 2018
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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We will talk about Simon’s book Wake up and smell the coffee: The imperative of Teams. Teamwork is such a quintessential and critical element of organizational life. Teams are an imperative to agile and effective organizational performance. With a consistent and sustained effort much can be achieved in terms of improving team effectiveness and the associated benefits of increased productivity and impact to the bottom line. Around 90% of what we do in the organization today happens through collaborative effort. This makes teamwork the imperative that it is. In today’s challenging and increasingly complex business environment we need teams to deliver. If the organization can deliver a 5% improvement across the entire organization in terms of team effectiveness, imagine the impact to the bottom line. Simon believes that the approach he advocates, if implemented across the organization, can deliver up to a 20% improvement in effectiveness.

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Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Ms. Metcalf, Founder, CEO and Board Chair of Metcalf and Associates is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books which are used by public, private and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems and culture with innovative leadership techniques. As a preeminent change agent, Ms. Metcalf has set strategic direction and then transformed her client organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness. For years, she has been willing to share her hard-won insights - through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk-shows, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com

Metcalf and Associates has a 25 plus year track record of delivering value to high-performing clients ranging from local Ohio small businesses to Fortune 15 organizations to the US Armed Forces. Client industry mainstays include technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial and medical services. Metcalf and Associates also has an international presence having been on-the-ground helping companies in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Metcalf and Associates was recognized by Insights Success magazine as one of the 50 fastest growing and most reliable consulting companies in 2016.

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