Executive team building: stop wasting their time
In Off-Sites that Work, July 2006, Harvard Business Review, the authors argue that the core problem with most strategy off-sites or team away-days is that they're insufficiently structured and not enough thought given to how they are to be facilitated.
It is simply not enough to schedule a meeting, invite top leaders (and, perhaps, an outside expert), and block off units of time to discuss big subjects expecting the rest to take care of itself - it wont produce anything useful.
"If you and your executive team spend four days a year rafting down rivers together, you'll eventually get good at rafting down rivers".
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