Team Development

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.