Building Effective, Adaptive Teams
Turner Bishop consults with organisations to create programs that drive improved performance and effectiveness. Our programs are designed around the unique needs of your team and organisation and draw extensively on the complementary methodologies of Kantor Structural Dynamics and Ontological Coaching.
Based on the pioneering work of systems psychologist David Kantor, Structural Dynamics is a powerful process that allows us to deconstruct the hidden dynamics of group and team interactions and link them to observable behaviours in the room. This creates an opportunity to recognise and change stuck patterns of behaviour.
Structural Dynamics is particularly effective in accelerating the formation and development of high performing teams, and in supporting team effectiveness in high stakes contexts.
Our programs in Structural Dynamics are supported by the Kantor suite of psychometric instruments, which provide insight into individual and group behaviours.
The Baseline Behavioural Profile is morally neutral, in that no one profile is preferable over another. A Baseline Behavioural Profile enables people to understand how they communicate in normal settings, and to identify opportunities to become more competent in the way they communicate with others.
A Team Profile helps teams to identify patterns of dialogue, and to explore new and more effective ways to relate to each other. It allows team members to understand the impact of the organisational system on team dynamics, and encourages the adoption of a more systems focused and holistic approach to the way they work.
Complementing the systems focus of Structural Dynamics, Ontological Coaching offers a range of perspectives, and practical frameworks, for supporting change in individuals, teams and organisations.
Ontological Coaching is grounded in a practical understanding of what it means to be human. It explores this through the way we ‘show up’ in the intersecting domains of language, moods and emotions, and physiology.
Ontological Coaching strengthens and expands our ability to listen effectively, encouraging us to observe ourselves and the filters we bring to our observations. With its strong focus on individual and collective mood, Ontological Coaching is particularly relevant in contexts of significant cultural challenge. Through careful observation and targeted interventions, it can be highly effective in facilitating and supporting cultural transformation.
“Successful organisations engage in dialogue. They align around a shared purpose, while also embracing diverse perspectives. Successful organisations develop outstanding leaders and create high performing teams that are inclusive, innovative and adaptive.”