Founded on the Industrial Age mentality, many organizations have departments which specialize in certain aspects of the business. This can be a barrier when it prevents each functional unit from fully understand the corporate objectives because their work unit is narrow and cannot see the big picture. To solve this, some managers try to juggle the communication between these departments.
Conflict rather than cooperation results when the juggler is not well equipped. Leadership skills are required to communicate the corporate objectives and promote inter-unit cooperation. Some managers are not skilled jugglers of all the necessary components like scheduling, costs and performance indicators. This is where leadership training helps develop these skills.
In today’s business landscape, leadership training leans on developing teams to help carry the load rather than a single juggler. Team support provides a solid work unit to juggle the team project as a unit. The team defines the project and undertakes the necessary steps to perform the roles to schedule, cost and perform. No longer is the juggling act one of a theater performance; instead the high performance jugglers know that the secret to highly effective leadership is sharing the workload and operating as a strong team.