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.