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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We want great performance through collaboration - also in larger units like communities, projects, departments, and remote teams.
Individuals and interaction - Shaping the culture
Group dynamics - Learning to work as one team
In practice - Caring for the shared mental and physical space