An organization has a personality with its own set of assumptions, values, and beliefs usually reflecting those of the senior leaders in the organization. These form the culture of the organization and employees are expected to espouse the same values and behave accordingly. Unfortunately, most of the time these values and beliefs are not articulated and if they are, they are rarely discussed. Nor are employees told how to align their behavior to conform to them. Organizational dysfunction arises from the unspoken beliefs and expectations and the intolerance of leaders with employees who have different values or ideas on what acceptable behavior is.
Our approach is to focus on the personality of the organization – on the underlying cultural norms that have become barriers to growth and help them transform by articulating their unconscious or unstated assumptions and beliefs about employees, what the organization needs, and what new leaders require to be successful. Our approach considers all aspects from the design of the organization (or function), the capabilities of the people, the drivers of performance, the change requirements as well as the systems, processes and practices essential to achieving the desired outcomes.
Our consulting firm, Caliber Leadership Systems, specializes in working with organizations and leaders undergoing a significant transition, dealing with dysfunction, or looking to get to the next stage of growth and performance. Our unique approach is inclusive of the neuropsychology of behavior in leaders and its impact on organizational development combined with a practical orientation to implementing systems processes that provide the structure for effective team and leadership functioning.