Session: From A Players to an A Team
We all know that small organizations rely on independent rockstars who simply "make it happen" while larger organizations crumble without effective collaboration and communication but when does a company need to make that transition? How do you do it? I'll give you a hint: letting it happen "organically" rarely succeeds.
Leaders must make a proactive decision to reshape their organization's operating model and shift from a collection of "A players" to a true A team. This talk is all about identifying when that transition is needed and designing a new organization that will enable both the business and the individuals within it to thrive.
Fortunately, the same skills that make for a strong technical design can create great organizations. This mechanical/systems engineer will show you how!
- Key indicators that your organization is ready to make the A Players to A Team shift
- 2 ways to approach designing A Team structures
- 2 ways to approach ongoing engagement of the Rockstars who got you here
Belle Walker takes organizations from Friction to Function, recapturing lost efficiency and engagement by aligning structures and processes with strategic goals. Her clients span tech, professional services, nonprofits, and more.
Prior to consulting, Belle built several successful teams for HERE Technology, including one responsible for the quality of maps for autonomous vehicles, and received two patents. Belle began her career at Google, building a nation-wide aerial photography operation. She has also built Product Management and Customer Service organizations.
Belle has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Harvard and a Systems Engineering master’s from USC where her research studied organizations as systems.