Small Team, Big Tension
Any small group, from your executive leadership team to an essential direct service department, can degrade from communicating to quarreling. You can see and sense it at every meeting. As relationships erode, team members spend more energy on taking sides or running for cover than on the mission.
Decision-Making Time…with a Twist of Tension
Your group has big decisions to make, such as creating next year’s strategic plan or determining how to enhance core services. Unfortunately, the tension in the air will make already difficult choices more onerous. You could run the meetings yourself, or you could hire a general facilitator. But is that the best move for meetings that really count?
In-Accord should be there. Assisting small groups who deal with important issues – especially in the face of conflict – is our expertise. Through attentive preparation and skillful meeting facilitation, we’ll help your group accomplish concrete tasks in ways that build relationships and working agreements.
The temptation to power through and ignore internal tension often contributes to simmering resentment and animosity. At best, this will fester in the form of low-grade grudges. At worst, unresolved group discord can rear up and scuttle your organization causing serious consequences. Resolving group conflict – using a business-like approach – is what we’re all about.