Performance by collaboration - in teams and larger communities

Why teamwork?

Every, every group tries to collaborate. Depending on the skills and context, the result will be excellent, bland, or dysfunctional.

Learning teamwork, great collaboration, results in:

  • Getting the work done
  • Resilience, courage, and motivation to face challenges as one team
  • Sharing workload, competence, and leadership
  • Trust, care, and love for the shared space
  • Knowledge creation and innovation
  • Broad individual learning

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.

See slides from a thorough webinar

Hidden potential

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

Five essentials

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.

Individual motivation and responsibility

Individuals have their fair and reasonable concerns before they join the team and take responsibility.

Recognize the questions of trust, motivation, and power. Learn the practice of overcoming individual and collective resistance,


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

Create trust in safety and fairness through 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.

Face challenges as one team

Work and improve

Learn to share workload, competence, and leadership from day one. Try out and learn different tools, processes, frameworks, and facilitation techniques.

Care, trust, and love for the shared mental and physical space grow, and gradually the practical fruits of teamwork materialize.

Work-oriented Team Building

Teamwork training for leaders. Team building workshops for entire teams.

Teamwork training for leaders. Team building workshops for entire teams.

We want great performance through collaboration - also in larger units like communities, projects, departments, and remote teams.

Individuals and interaction - Shaping the culture

  • Motivation, trust, and responsibility
  • Feedback process, Skilful Dialogue, Nonviolent communication
  • Organizational culture and norms
  • Conflict resolution exercise

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

Group dynamics - Learning to work as one team

  • Group dynamics demystified
  • Leadership and group dynamics in team development: Forming, Storming, Dreaming, Performing, Ending (Tuckman's *orming corrected)
  • Essential psychological concepts: power, projection, defenses, ...
  • Dysfunctional teams: Dependency, Happy family, depressed team, narcissistic disturbances, Groupthink, difficult individuals
  • Leadership Q/A

In practice - Caring for the shared mental and physical space

  • Learning to share workload, competence, and leadership
  • Retrospective to find the biggest pain, e.g.
    • Work with selected improvement
    • Improve the workflow
    • Manage the incoming work
    • Straighten Agile misunderstandings
  • Teamwork in communities and remote teams

Free Meetup

Teamwork Meetup →

Venue Time
Brainlab headquarters 19.7.2023 – 19.7.2023 → Register

Interactive talk and exercises. Please look at the registration link for the exact agenda.

Public training

Teamwork Wisdom →

Venue Time
München, Germany 11.1.2024 – 12.1.2024 → Register
Helsinki, Finland 16.1.2024 – 17.1.2024 → Register

Release the hidden potential of your organization. Invite everyone to contribute to great collaboration and performance.

Private training

Please enquire for private training and coaching.