Teams are one of the main building blocks of developing a brilliant culture.
At Cultural Brilliance™, we focus our work with teams on the practice of “teaming” versus traditional teamwork. We help teams close the gap between “what they know” and “what they do.”
“Teaming is a verb. It is a dynamic activity, not a bounded, static entity such as team development. It is largely determined by the mindset and practices of teamwork, not by the design and structures of effective teams.” (From Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy by Amy C. Edmondson)
Teams today are often working cross-culturally, virtually, across organizations, on specific projects and across status — as they exchange information vital to their organization’s success. Some of these teams are dynamic — they form to meet a specific goal and then dissolve once they’ve achieved their purpose.
Teaming At Work for You
Brilliant teams – whether static or dynamic – can:
Quickly establish enough trust to connect and work together
Come to mutual agreement about how they are going to work together
Assume the best in each other
Focus on generative psychological safety – the ability to learn from mistakes, share ideas, speak up in disagree and ask questions
Are emotionally agile – can manage their thoughts and feelings in mindful, productive ways
Understand how their culture allows or hinders their teaming
Know how to interact successfully and in healthy ways with their environment
Understand the context and expectations within which they are operating
At Cultural Brilliance™, we can help you:
Resolve culture (and other) clashes between intra- or inter-organizational teams.
Increase the emotional agility on your team.
Intentionally develop your team’s culture
Learn to transform differences into strengths.
Set the stage for increased innovation.
Create virtual teams that work together in connected, productive ways.
If you want to create a brilliant culture, let’s talk about your teams.