Teams in the public sector

Working in a municipality or in the administration of a state resembles work life in a company in many ways. Therefore, the structure of the leadership training can be the same:

 

  • Before the first course day every participant fills in the questions in Narrative Big Five and during an hour go through the results of the analysis.

  • During the first course day we look at what the results mean for working together in this particular team and start working on how communication should develop between the participants.

  • Between the course days there are individual coaching sessions.

  • Together and individually we work on what is most needed in the group, at least how to use the differences between people in a good way, communication and reaching goals.

 

But there is one big difference for leaders in the public sector: The cooperation between officials and politicians.

 

At least in municipalities there usually is confusion about where the border between operational work and strategical decision making goes. For this purpose, there are workshops where participants from both groups work together to find consensus on work role and results-oriented, respectful dialogue. The workshop is about five hours long, including short lectures on law, communication and decision making. After working in teams the group finally decide on the rules for their future cooperation.