Seth Silver and I are writing a book about an intervention for leaders and teams. The intervention, developed by Seth, is called the Workplace Covenant. We’ll start to post some teasers here.
At this point, we’re about three chapters in. As a preview, here is a diagram that outlines the process for the Workplace Covenant:
WC Steps Diagram
When building teams and imporving organizational performance, facilitators must consider ERTAP: Empathy, respect, trust, alignment, and partnership.
Team members who have empathy and respect have trust in their leader. This leads to leaders and teams that are aligned and working together as partners.
For more information as of now, you can check out Seth’s website about the Workplace Covenant at:
The Workplace CovenantTM
Published by Timothy Franz
Dr. Franz is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychologist at St. John Fisher College. In addition to his academic work, he also works as an organizational consultant through his independent consulting organization, Franz Consulting.
His topical areas of expertise include team leadership, individual and team decision making, improving team performance, and using teams to drive organizational change. Many of his ideas about improving teams are published in his book, titled Group Dynamics and Team Interventions. He is also an experienced applied researcher, specializing in conducting focus groups and individual interviews, designing custom surveys, analyzing employee and workplace data, and evaluating the effectiveness of training programs.
Prior to becoming a college professor, Dr. Franz worked for the Wyatt Company (now Towers-Watson), Buck Consultants and Custom Solutions, A London House Consulting Group.
Dr. Franz is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Erie Canal Applied Psychology Network. His scientific research has been published in premier journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his M.A. from the University at Buffalo.
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