THE ADVANCED TEAM DESIGN TOOL

Beneath you will find an example of a special composed sub-team with the help of the ADT, based on the personalities of the team members:

In the example, the company has, during the last couple of years, been suffering from, what they call, the ‘budget-disease’. Managers were focused on beating the budget. KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) have governed their business thinking.
This is seen as a major cause of the fact that the organisation has been blind for important market changes, and that the management team has not seen the need of positioning the organisation for  a new type of services.

The sub-team is challenged to work out alternative solutions for how the organisation should be managed, especially for giving space to innovative solutions in the organisation’s service portfolio.
With the help of the ATD tool a sub-group (Team OC, OC = Organisational Context) has been formed consisting of Anno Minderhoud (CFO), Joop Koster (COO), Jan Rietschoten (dir. Service and Delivery) and Albert Kramer (dir. Quality and Control).
The sub-team will be chaired by Albert Kramer, Joop Koster will be the secretary of this sub-team.

Advanced Team Design - an example

The sub-team seems complete as far as the Belbin team-role model is concerned, and the team profile for the Organisation Context paradox also show that a good dialogue on the pros and cons of the paradoxes’ extremes (Control versus Chaos / Organisational Leadership versus Organisational Dynamics) will be fostered within the sub-team. Which is a precondition for finding sound solutions, combining the best of both worlds.