Why Teamwork

Release the hidden potential

According to Susan Wheelan's research, 50% of people have never experienced mature teamwork. People like to think "we are already there."

As a leader, stretch the status quo thinking.

The only antidote for bureaucracy

A teamwork-based organization is adaptive and manageable. Own teamwork of the top management is critical for big strategic bets.

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

Unlike bureaucracy, Teamwork is able to create novel ambiguous interdependent solutions, in product development, service, or organizational improvement.

Teamwork presentation at LeSS Conference

The choice of growth

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

Teamwork skills enable great performance in various collaboration forms like projects and 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.


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 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 content

We learn by practicing techniques and analyzing participants' cases and questions.

Day 1

Individuals and interaction

  • We want great collaboration and performance
  • Responsibility process
  • Feedback is a process, Coaching Dialogue, Nonviolent communication
  • Organizational culture and norms leading to trust and safety

Organizational enablers

  • Enabling organizational conditions: Real team, Compelling purpose, Right people, Clear norms of conduct, Supportive organizational context, and Team‐focused coaching
  • Analyze the organizational culture exercise
  • Enabling Teamwork by Teamwork-based change
  • Teamwork as the antidote for bureaucratic control

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
  • Dysfunctional teams: Happy family, depressed team, narcissistic disturbances, Groupthink

Practical coaching

  • Conflict resolution exercise
  • Learning to share workload, competence, and leadership.
  • Teamwork in communities and remote teams
  • Cases and questions. How to apply 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 29.9.2022 – 30.9.2022 → Register
München, Germany 24.11.2022 – 25.11.2022 → Register
Berlin, Germany 1.12.2022 – 2.12.2022 → Register

Release your hidden potential of collaboration and performance.


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