Teamwork - great collaboration and performance

Stretch the status quo

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

The choice of growth

Empowered front-line teams are the foundation of Lean and Agile.

Teamwork means learning from reality.

Geniuses create the most impact when supported by teamwork.

Teamwork is excellent leadership talent management.

Leading large organizations

Teamwork wisdom is immensely useful for leading large and complex organizations.

Create great collaboration and performance in projects, communities, organizational change, and line management.

Even remote work improves when you serve the human needs related to collaboration.

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 bureaucratic silos, teamwork at the front line is able to solve new ambiguous interdependent tasks, in service, product development, and organizational improvement.

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Teamwork magic

Organizational enablers

Teamwork emerges only 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 to create trust, safety, and fairness by wise feedback for improvement, Nonviolent Communication for processing emotions, and peer coaching for solutions.

Group Dynamics

Practicing teamwork gradually creates a shared productive whole. Group cohesion is the magic behind the passion, resilience, and courage.

Studying 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

Learning to share workload, competence, and leadership

This is where the fruits of teamwork materialize.

Learn how different tools, processes, frameworks, and facilitation techniques support teamwork.

Becoming a Teamwork Magician

We practice techniques and work with participants' cases and questions.

We practice techniques and work with participants' cases and questions.

Day 1

Individuals and interaction

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

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
  • Team launch workshop

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: power, 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.

Team launch workshop

Essential understanding and agreements for the whole team

60 % of team's success is defined by preparatory work, 30 % at launch, and 10 % by coaching when the work is ongoing. (Hackman) A good launch may compensate some of the missing pre-work.

This workshop combines understanding of teamwork, clarifying the situation, and making the first agreements. The related teamwork theory is introduced naturally as we work with the real questions.

During 1 or 2 days:

  • Learn the essentials of leading teamwork
  • Clarify the goal
  • Learning to know each other
  • Agree about leadership and taking responsibility
  • Ensure the organizational enablers
  • Behavioral agreements for interaction
  • Practical ways of working
  • Agree the first steps

Free Meetup

How to create Teamwork and transform your organization →

Venue Time
Berlin, Germany 4.10.2022 – 4.10.2022 → Register
Munich, Germany 10.10.2022 – 10.10.2022 → Register
Online evening 9.11.2022 – 9.11.2022 → Register

Interactive talk and exercises about teamwork, and how to apply it to complex organizations. Please look at the registration link for the exact agenda.

Public training

Teamwork magic for leaders and coaches →

Venue Time
München, Germany 4.5.2023 – 5.5.2023 → Register
Helsinki, Finland 25.5.2023 – 26.5.2023 → Register

Release the hidden potential of your organization.

Private training

Please enquire for private training and coaching.