Why Teamwork

The only antidote for bureaucracy

Top management teamwork is critical for big strategic bets. A teamwork-based organization is adaptive and manageable.

Teamwork is the only antidote for bureaucracy. Only teamwork can solve the wicked problems of improving the system, overcoming the silos and narrow roles of the middle management.

Teamwork is the only way to create novel ambiguous interdependent solutions, for example in product development, service, or organizational improvement. Bureaucracy is built to maintain status quo economically.

Teamwork presentation at LeSS Conference

The choice of growth

Who are the situational leaders building Teamwork? How are the influential team members supporting them? Who decides the organizational context?

Teamwork is the choice of growth for individuals. Even geniuses thrive in teams.

Teamwork happens best in stable small teams. Teamwork skills enable great collaboration and performance also in temporary workgroups and larger communities.

Leading Effective Teamwork

Enabling conditions

Teamwork emerges with the right conditions: Real team, Compelling purpose, Right people, Clear norms of conduct, Supportive organizational context, and Team‐focused coaching.

Learn to influence the surrounding organization and create the preconditions.

Responsibility

When the enabling conditions exist, and the team puts effort in, the team will find its ways.

Learn the practice of overcoming individual and collective resistance, so that the whole team operates from responsibility.

Interaction

Interaction between team members gradually creates norms, the local culture.

Learn how wise feedback for improvement, Nonviolent Communication for processing emotions, and peer coaching for solutions create trust and safety.

Group Dynamics

Practicing teamwork gradually creates a shared productive whole. Group dynamics makes sense of this invisible whole and its strong influence on the members.

Learn to understand the patterns, heal dysfunctions, and lead team development.

Article explaining group dynamics

Process, Technology, Competence

Learning to share workload, competence, and leadership is where the fruits of teamwork materialize.

Learn how selected processes, techniques, and frameworks support teamwork.

Training

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Training content

Day 1: Organizational enablers for Teamwork

  • Teamwork in a nutshell
  • Interaction in Teamwork: Feedback, Coaching Dialogue, Nonviolent communication
  • Responsibility process
  • Hackman's six conditions for Teamwork: Real team, Compelling purpose, Right people, Clear norms of conduct, Supportive organizational context, and Team‐focused coaching
  • Organizational culture and norms leading to trust and safety
  • Teamwork as the antidote for bureaucratic control
  • Teamwork based change in the organization

Day 2: Group dynamics

  • Group dynamics demystified
  • Leadership and group dynamics in team development: Dependency, Adolescence, Cohesion, Mature team, Ending (Tuckman's *orming model corrected)
  • Psychological concepts: projection, transference, defenses, container, etc.
  • Practical techniques, especially how to support a new team
  • Dysfunctional teams: Happy family, depressed team, narcissistic disturbances, Groupthink
  • Conflict resolution exercise
  • Process coaching. Learning to share workload, competence, and leadership.
  • Teamwork in communities and remote teams
  • How to use the learnings as a leader, team member, or coach

Public training and free Meetups

Please join the training, or learn more in a free Meetup.

Leading Effective Teamwork →

Venue Time
Helsinki, Finland 25.8.2022 – 26.8.2022 → Register
München, Germany 13.10.2022 – 14.10.2022 → Register
Berlin, Germany 20.10.2022 – 21.10.2022 → Register

Enable great collaboration and performance by creating the organizational context and leading the group dynamics.

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