In this video segment, I describe how the Enneagram can serve as a collaboration tool for teams to create a “New Normal” when organizations are faced with a challenging situation, like the Covid-19 pandemic. Grateful to Mari-Lyn Harris and Heart@Work (www.heartatworkonline.org) for the opportunity to share topics in my book Teamwork 9.0–Successful Workgroup Problem Solving Using the Enneagram.
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You can learn more about Mari-Lyn Harris, her Impactful Legacy podcast, her firm Heart@Work, and the Kindness Matters Conference here:
[Video Segment Transcript]
Using a framework like this, the Enneagram, it’s really suited for a certain type of challenge. Where I tend to focus is on organizations that are faced with a challenge that requires the whole company to step up and address—a cross functional challenge, a challenge that is going to touch everybody in the organization. We’re living through a perfect example of this right now. We are in the middle of a global pandemic. People have stayed away from work. People are sheltering in place. It has been very disruptive to the normal flow of work. People still want to do the job. They still want to work together. They still want to accomplish the mission of the organization whatever that is. But they have to do it in a new way. They have to essentially create a new normal for that organization. You could have somebody who says “hey, we’re just going to do it this way.” But, how much buy in are you going get from the organization if you do something like this? Much less than if you build a team that represents all the constituents of the organization, and they collaborate together to create that new normal, and implement and roll out that new normal. This is the type of challenge that is really suited for this methodology.