EPISODE #013: TIJANA MCKENZIE & SATHI BANERJEE, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: AN ENTERPRISE PERSPECTIVE ON HOW TEAM EFFECTIVENESS DRIVES BUSINESS OUTCOMES
This episode is the 2nd in a 6-part series focusing on practitioner perspectives on applying the 6 Conditions Framework and Team Diagnostic Survey in organizations.
In this episode Tijana McKenzie (Leadership and Organisational Development Consultant, Executive Coach, Diversity & Inclusion Champion) & Sathi Banerjee (Leadership Assessment Lead) from Royal Dutch Shell join Ruth and Krister to discuss how a large energy company is approaching team effectiveness including the role of the 6 Team Conditions framework and Team Diagnostic Survey. Research linking Team Diagnostic Survey data and business outcomes such as employee engagement, operational excellence, safety, people development, learning orientation, and psychological safety are explored. Some themes covered in the episode include:
- Covid19 Fatigue, Wellness, Prioritization
- The conditions that unleash team talent
- Demand for and drivers of team effectiveness at Shell
- Linking 6 Conditions and Team Diagnostic Survey data to business outcomes
- Building the data analytics findings into the team effectiveness offerings
- The struggles and journey towards team effectiveness
- The journey of team development practitioners
- Shout out to Jorrit Van Der Togt, Executive Vice President Shell Downstream HR
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