Working with the steering committee from 3 perspectives
Whatever the moment or the need, in our view, it is important to approach the work with the steering committee from 3 perspectives:
INDIVIDUAL – Working on trust and commitment as a starting point. Trust must enable us to reach a compromise. Trust, based on its three pillars: sincerity, professional competence and credibility, will allow the team to speak openly and discuss issues clearly, reaching a decision to which each member commits voluntarily, because it is the best for the team, even though it may not be what would benefit them individually, or their area, the most.
TEAM – Working on recognition, the importance of complementarity and clarity. Self-knowledge makes it easier to understand one's own behaviour patterns and identify areas for individual improvement, but it also allows us to know and recognise others, and above all, to value the importance and need for complementarity in the team, in which each person brings a style, approach and vision to be taken into account.
Clarity is essential both in the functions of the steering committee and in what is expected of each of its members, as well as in the approach or vision of any issue to be worked on. Clarity on the constraints and consequences of the situation, on expectations or even fears, will encourage a rich and frank discussion, from a common starting point that will enable better decisions to be made, and the commitment of the whole team to those decisions to be long-lasting.
COMPANY – Once the trust and commitment of the team has been achieved, and when we have a clear vision of the objectives, the constraints and the different opinions and expectations, it remains to structure the reflection process appropriately and to focus the team's efforts on designing the best solution for the company.