Forming Cohesive Action: Mutuality vs. Individuality

August 13, 2020

There are two competing factors on the path to forming cohesive action. First, mutuality is the sharing of a feeling, action, or relationship between two or more parties. When an organization discusses results, it must be from this viewpoint rather than individual perspectives. Each member of the workforce is responsible for actions and behaviors which are assumed to drive desired outcomes.

But, second, everyone has their own bias, self-interest, and opinions on the interpretation of results. It is natural human behavior that each person acts in its self-regard. An organization must train each employee to see things through the eyes of the plan while understanding their role in it.

This mutual understanding is needed to form cohesive action.

When people begin to look at it through self-interest, results get watered down or exaggerated, leading to an inefficient process. The marketplace is a harsh judge leveling its judgment over time or in an instant. Organizations have to prepare for challenges it will face on it is the journey. A disciplined approach of reviewing and discussing results builds the mutual understanding forging the bonds of teamwork and confidence.

At Strabo, our Results management discipline helps groups develop the skills to have fruitful discussions of results.

Latest Insights

How much time are you spending on Offense?

Recently, I read an article about the presidency of George H.W. Bush. The author made an interesting point that Bush’s national security team was great because of what did not happen during the dissolution of the Soviet Union. They deftly managed it, allowing for the...

Conversations regarding trends

As part of any business review, a discussion of economic change and its cascading effects are vitally important. One topic each company should keep an eye on is the rapid change in the use of the commercial real estate. This change will cascade through the economy in...

Introducing the Challenges of Success

In doing a review online, most articles with challenges and success are mostly about the challenges that successful people or companies have to overcome. I want to change your viewpoint on this paring. In most cases, when we achieve success, a new environment is...

The Faces of Janus

The Roman God Janus was a deity of beginnings and endings. It had two heads, one looking backward and the other forward. When setting goals, it is vital to keep the backward face of Janus in mind. Unless this is the first day of an organization, many actions and...

Keeping your Results Aligned

Keeping results aligned in business is not easy and requires multiple data points for continual review.  First, Peter Drucker described leadership should have a shoulder to the wheel while keeping their eyes on the horizon. A business must focus on the next 100 days...

Albert Loveland

Founder & Principle Guide at Strabo

Leverage agile frameworks to provide a robust synopsis for high level overviews. Iterative approaches to corporate strategy foster collaborative thinking to further the overall value proposition. Organically grow the holistic world view of disruptive innovation via workplace diversity and empowerment. Bring to the table win-win survival strategies to ensure proactive domination. At the end of the day, going forward, a new normal that has evolved from generation X is on the runway heading towards a streamlined cloud solution. User generated content in real-time will have multiple touchpoints for offshoring.

Contact Us


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.