The capacity to move rapidly and effectively in and out of teams has become a critical advantage in the knowledge era.
Whether addressing an urgent issue, dealing with a specific customer request, or creating a new product, teams can make it happen. In fact, the ability to form teams quickly is a key business practice. As traditional silos disappear, people with different perspectives are being asked to find new ways of working together. Corporate innovation depends upon collaborative working relationships.
Yet, this doesn’t happen by chance, nor is it a mechanical process where people are assembled, a charter is drawn up, and roles are distributed.
The next frontier in the knowledge organization happens when people talk to and work with people. Successful teaming requires .
This means that:
• the real issues are raised,
• the "elephant in the middle of the room" is addressed,
• assumptions are surfaced,
• sound decisions get made, and
• team members challenge themselves and each other
to go beyond "business as usual".
We have a tried and true process for working with teams. Authentic Teaming Model recognizes the critical link between interpersonal integrity, the ability to have productive business conversations, effective performance, and the capacity to create
General Motors cut vehicle development time from 42 to 24 months, a decrease of 43%, by using a collaborative based methodology.
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Myths About Teams
"It’s easier to do it by myself"
"There isn’t enough time to do teamwork with project teams"
"Nothing gets done in teams"
"All team members should be involved in all decisions"
"It’s always better to work in teams"
"It’s too hard to get agreement from everyone"
"Everybody needs to do everything together in a team."
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