Many companies today state they want teamwork. They even rename positions to “Team Leader” and “Coach”. Yet they keep the “pre-team” culture that rewards departmental competitiveness.
"When you add it all up, the cost is in the trillions," said business consultant Scott Hunter, author of Making Work Work. His work consulting with hundreds of organizations has shown him how organizational power struggles have robbed companies of profits and productivity.
The effects of interdepartmental conflict extend beyond the internals, eroding customer service, product delivery, and profitability. Most hurtfully, interdepartmental conflict robs people of their internal desires to deliver for the whole organization, making it important to “defeat” the other department.
Teamwork (a.k.a. empowerment, contemporary management) is the single most profitable and effective management style. Any organization the embraces teamwork must review their culture and make sure that said culture truly supports the concepts of teamwork.
Click here to see the top 9th most common reason employees really resign.
This is just one of the surveys Max Impact offers as part of their complimentary leadership and business strategy development resources. Click here to see more.