Ray Patchett (Part 2) High performing teams and organizations

PCC Local Time

Jun 30 2023 • 1 hr 5 mins

Today I meet with Ray Patchett for Part 2 of our conversation about organization teams and performance.

In this episode, we delve into the topic of bureaucracy and its impact on organizations. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of bureaucratic structures and how they can either enhance or hinder results. Our conversation transitions to exploring key traits of successful teams, managing transitions, polarization, and conflict resolution. Tune in for an insightful discussion on navigating organizational dynamics for optimal performance.

Raymond R. Patchett served as the City Manager for the City of Carlsbad, California, for 20 plus years where he has done extensive implementation of strategic change in a public sector organization. He formed Patchett & Associates in 2006 to offer clients a full spectrum of consulting, coaching and training services that foster community excellence, organizational effectiveness and personal growth.

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[00:02:32] Limits of bureaucracy in administration.

[00:05:07] Holding fast to integrity.

[00:10:02] Decision-making styles.

[00:15:21] Affirmative topic development.

[00:17:37] Creating organizational culture.

[00:22:19] Beginnings and transitions.

[00:28:38] Mental health and transitions.

[00:33:22] Mental health in the workplace.

[00:36:10] Trauma and work experiences.

[00:43:10] Dealing with logic and emotion.

[00:47:31] Focusing on your business.

[00:49:12] When to speak out.

[00:55:02] Politicizing policies and positions.

[01:00:28] Conflict resolution techniques.


Margaret J Wheatley. Turning to One Another. 2018

William Bridges. Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change. 2017 edition

Malcom Gladwell. Tipping Point. 2002