Workshop: Agile Teams

When discussing work teams, many leaders immediately imagine a static group of individuals that have been together for some time. These teams are usually seen as quite stable, consisting of carefully selected individuals who have been coached over time. Tuckman’s “Stages of Team Development” model in which teams form, storm, norm and perform is the most widely used method of describing traditional teams like this.

However, in today’s highly complex, competitive and fast-moving business environment, teams often don’t have the chance to move through the traditional team development cycle. Gen Z workers have entered the workforce and data suggests they are changing jobs (and therefore teams) 134% more frequently than just 3 years ago!

Combined with the constant need for innovation in our 24/7 global marketplace and the constantly shifting nature of work and customer demands, it’s clear that teams need to be more agile than ever before.

Teaming is a verb and is most simply defined as ‘teamwork on the fly’. It describes the mindset and practices of teamwork rather than the design and structures of teams. It involves collaboration without the benefit of stable team structures. The principles of teaming allow newly-formed and ever-changing teams to come together quickly, generate ideas and solve problems.

This is done through the creation of open and honest work environments that are built upon a foundation of psychological safety. And, as you’ll see in this workshop, the principles of teaming can just as easily be applied to traditional, stable teams as well.

It’s a powerful approach to teamwork that fosters greater collaboration, enhanced innovation and more forward-thinking, agile teams.

Get in touch to learn more.