Cultivating a Culture of Teams
The desire to transform an organizational culture to one that's inspired by teams is understandable. There is no shortage of evidence, both anecdotal and scientific, that suggests teams (and teamwork) are a competitive advantage. But despite the label of “team,” most organizations explicitly and implicitly manage teams like a matrix of individuals. This lack of support causes teammates to work independently, silo knowledge, and degrade the presumed results. What can managers and coaches do to encourage an environment where real teams can form? Zach Bonaker will provide managers, team members, and change agents with a practical toolkit of principles, assembled from top researchers and teamwork experts, for shaping your organization so that real teams and teamwork are possible. You’ll learn a pragmatic model for different categories of teams, gain an appreciation for how systems and structures influence team behavior and culture, and discover how to unlock the best potential of your organizational culture.