The purpose of this paper is to present a Leadership Team Tool for developing reflexivity in the context of leadership teams.
The Leadership Team Tool is based on the theoretical premises of seeing communication as meaning making, and therefore placing discourse and conversation in the center of developing leadership teams.
The paper illustrates how reflexivity can be facilitated through a structured process of using the Leadership Team Tool. An empirical investigation of using the tool in an authentic leadership team setting is warranted to further develop the Leadership Team Tool.
The paper makes a practical contribution to several fields of studies, such as team communication and reflexivity, leadership team research and dialogic organization development. The paper addresses the need to develop solutions to enhance reflexivity, as prior research has not established the best ways to foster reflexivity.
This paper has been supported by grants from the Finnish Work Environment Fund and Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.
Hedman, E. (2016), "Leadership Team Tool for better meaning making: Developing leadership team communication and reflexivity", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 35 No. 5, pp. 592-605. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-09-2015-0132Download as .RIS
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