Historically, efforts to improve team performance were focused on the individual team members: change the individual and change the team, or simply replace the leader and the team will improve. Although this approach can work, it has its limitations. Moreover, replacing people, if that is even an option, can cause a loss of organizational knowledge (which may go to a competitor) or have other negative consequences.
The Cornerstone approach to team development offers a fundamentally different way of working with teams. We take the attention off the one-on-one team member relationships and focus instead on the team as a whole.
Because the culture inside a team infects and influences individual members, it plays a significant role in how the team works together and what the team produces. We help the team learn how its own spoken and unspoken rules, vision, ideas, blind spots, expectations, and even moods impact its culture. Then we coach the team to make conscious and intentional choices about how to work together to produce the best results.