Case Study #1: A National Scientific Laboratory
Project: Leadership transition and team integration
A Research Division of a major, long-established national scientific laboratory had a Program Team that was suffering from issues of disaffection, poor morale and lack of internal cohesion. The Divisional Director appointed a new Program Leader, and wanted these issues to be addressed as part of the transition.
Develop and facilitate an off-site retreat for 30 scientists, engineers, technicians and support staff to bring organizational issues to the surface. Develop action strategies for developing a more integrated, cohesive, and empowered team.
Through interviews with key players, CMCT carried out a pre-retreat assessment of issues and change readiness, designed a customized retreat process geared to the research culture of the participants, facilitated the retreat, and provided consultation to the Program Leader on follow-up implementation.
The Program Team emerged from the retreat experience with a number of practical teamwork tools, concrete action items to address long-standing problems, the desire to collaborate better as a team, and trust in their new leader's commitment to team empowerment.
Organizational Development, Retreat Facilitation, Team Building.
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