Jeanne S McPherson, PhD
The Collaborative Team Edge:
Dealing with Difference and Leading Change
“Whereas traditional organizations were all about solo achievers, today’s organization
is all about creating great groups that can collaborate at a very high level.”
Dr. Eric Eisenberg and Dr. H. L. Goodall, Jr.
Organizational Communication: Balancing Creativity and Constraint
Team development is about more than getting to know one another, taking personality inventories, engaging in trust exercises, and listening to motivational clichés. Truly integrated teams have the skills to address tensions as they arise and to celebrate achievements as well as to recognize their own blocks and overcome them. Successful teams have the skills to consider resistance and then move beyond negativity.
This seminar takes team development to a new level, drawing on research of both advantages and disadvantages of work teams. It emphasizes not only ideals but also sound techniques for group collaboration. Participants will practice skills learned in the context of their own workplace challenges.
Who should take this seminar?
Managers and supervisors, project team members, technical work-group members, newly formed work groups, restructured work groups, and those interested in fostering team collaboration
In this seminar you will learn specifics:
- How management strategies have evolved and how they overlap
- How to identify and respond to a particular colleague’s strategy
- How to accommodate difference: multi-disciplinary, cross-functional, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, generational, gendered, and physical
- How to deal with the group farrago–the negative blocker
- How to effectively interact during conflict
- How to make collaborative decisions during organizational change
You will receive concepts, application/practice, and customized coaching:
2-day seminar with 3 hours of optional coaching as follow-up to integrate the concepts. Suggested for up to 25 participants