Executive Team Development

Teams aren’t born great. Instead they evolve over time based on shared priorities, values, and ways of working. Paragon has helped teams grow and thrive for close to two decades, and we have earned a reputation for helping teams:

  • Transition from conflict to collaboration.
  • Build trust to enhance strategy and execution.
  • Harness diversity to cultivate teams that are more self-aware and produce greater results.
  • Shift traditional practices and rituals to increase long-term sustainability and improve problem-solving skills.

Common Pain Points

  • Your executives are struggling to adapt to changing business conditions.

  • There is too much to do and not enough time to do it, which is creating conflict among team members.

  • Innovation, creativity, and future planning are taking a backseat to day-to-day execution.

Just as organizations need to adapt to changing business conditions, so do the executive teams supporting those changes. But that’s easier said than done. Many teams struggle to break away from “how it’s always been done” and are resistant to new, more agile techniques.

Leadership
Team Membership
Problem Solving
Decision Making
Innovation
Speed of Operation
Agile Team: Rotating leadership for just-in- time situations

Traditional Team: One key leader ‘at the top’

Agile Team: Membership fluid

Traditional Team: Membership constant

Agile Team: Focus on the future

Traditional Team: Focus on the past

Agile Team: All directions

Traditional Team: Top down

Agile Team: High importance

Traditional Team: Low importance

Agile Team: Quick

Traditional Team: Methodical

Of people who experienced an interpersonal conflict at work:


48% reported that they intentionally decreased their work effort.
78% said that their commitment to the organization declined.
80% reported that they lost time worrying about the incident.
(“The Price of Incivility,” Harvard Business Review)

Executive teams who do not adopt agile team practices put the organization at risk of losing pace with its competitors.