Posted by: Timm J. Esque | Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 | 0 Comments
Examples of building team and trust while simultaneously ensuring the goals are met are always exciting because they are not that common. But shortly after I published the last blog this Microsoft case showed up at The Mix Fix site. In case you don’t have time to read it right now, the bottom line is one specific product group at Microsoft decided how to organize themselves for the next product release in a fully participative way. The intent was to increase trust and eliminate attrition as the group moved onto its next big project (team building). And, they intended and did complete the necessary re-organization and assignment of roles, which normally would have been done by a small leadership team and announced to everyone else. Trust was built by trusting that people in the organization were mature enough to work through role assignments with the best interests of the immanent organizational goal in mind. Of course, there was also a well thought out change process, and no doubt facilitation. The article includes the data of participant perceptions of the process and the outcomes. Good Stuff. Now I wonder if they can maintain the same mindset and openness as they complete their new release.