We help teams to explore and understand their dynamics and preferences for working together. We coach teams to adopt new behaviours so they can create the rhythms and rituals for success. We use a toolkit of:

Team alignment tools

Purpose and values workshops

Personal User Manuals

Software platforms to help teams work more effectively together

Team Dynamics

Teams that function at a high level despite uncertain and rapidly changing environments tend to display the same six behaviours, according to the research by Dr. Vaughn Tan, Associate Professor at UCL Business School.

  1. Instead of setting up work so that people get good at what they do by doing the same thing all the time, high-functioning teams set up work so that team members are forced to pay attention to what they do.

  2. High-functioning teams set up work so that every opportunity, even an apparently trivial one, is a non-hostile test of ability.

  3. Instead of spending money having an HR Manager hiring, high-functioning teams spend their own time and effort to personally manage the acquisition of new members.

  4. High-functioning teams don't assume that members' jobs should or will stay the same, or that they should or will know in advance what new members' jobs will be. 

  5. High-functioning teams constantly test and reconfirm the accuracy and ‘shared-ness’ of shared values instead of assuming that they are accurately shared.

  6. Highly functioning teams are very difficult to join and very easy to leave.

These are some—but not all—of the hard and un-euphonious truths about effective organization. They are underpinned culturally by a strongly shared sense of purpose and a universal sense of how success/failure are defined from a qualitative perspective.

“It’s not what job you do, it’s how well you do that job”