Towards a Culture of Teams: What Can Managers Do To Support Teams?
The desire to transform an organizational culture to one inspired by teams is understandable. There is no shortage of evidence, both anecdotal and scientific, which suggests teams (and teamwork) are a competitive advantage. 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 of teams. What then can managers and coaches do to encourage an environment for real teams to form? Join Zach Bonaker as he provides managers, team members, and change agents with a practical toolkit of principles--assembled from top researchers and teamwork experts--for shaping your organization such that real teams and teamwork are possible. Further, you’ll learn a pragmatic model for different categories of teams and how to unlock the potential for each. Rooted in systems thinking, you’ll also gain an appreciation for how systems and structures influence team behavior and culture. Unlocking the best result possible is within reach; come see how!