Interpersonal Consultancy facilitates understanding of the human processes at work within and between different sectors of an organisation
Staff are an organisation’s most valuable resource. Huge amounts of time and money are spent recruiting, selecting and training specialist staff. Then, almost before you can blink, the great ideas that should have taken your business into a league of its own, get lost in a quagmire of conflict, obduracy or lethargy. Those brilliant staff, so carefully selected and nurtured, slowly and surely become the problem not the solution they promised to be.
A happy workforce will work beyond the call of duty; an unhappy one will sabotage you
Why, when you have done everything you can to put the right people in the right roles, will one team not co-operate with another or one highly intelligent, gifted member of staff refuse to be in the same room as another?
Along with worries over failed projects and impossible deadlines the nightmare of interpersonal tensions can lead to industrial conflict and push senior managers towards ill health or early retirement.
The solution is to understand group dynamics and the unconscious processes at work within teams.
It is very tempting to blame a team’s problems on the one “bad apple” in the group. But, how often have you sighed with relief when the “pain” finally leaves, only to discover that someone else has picked up the “bad apple” role? Of course, for the staff it is the other way around – if only the boss would leave!
Take action to make your organisation more effective
Oakham Consultancy can help you not only to retain talented staff but also to understand the group dynamics and unconscious processes at play so that you and your teams are less vulnerable to them. Staff become aware of the causes of conflict responsible for lack of productivity and are able to develop effective solutions that free them up to focus on the organisational task
Time spent exploring territorial dynamics, hierarchical and power relationships, structures, and roles, both formal and informal, will pay dividends.
The Institute Of Group Analysis
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust