Enable your team to move farther and faster together.
It's easy to establish a team, but leading a high-performing team comprised of satisfied members who consistently deliver results is much more difficult. In more than 200 research studies that were conducted over 40 years, Richard Hackman, Ruth Wageman, and others found that six conditions account for 80 percent of the variance in how well a team performs. Their research suggests that effective teams are not accidental, but intentional with respect to how they are designed, launched, and coached.
Team development begins with the Team Diagnostic Survey™ or TDS™. The TDS™ was developed in 2005 by Wageman, Hackman, and Lehman and identifies a team’s strengths and weaknesses and provides a common language for talking about how the team operates. The Coach manages TDS™ data collection and analysis. The Coach debriefs the team leader, then the team, on the survey results. Each virtual debriefing session is scheduled for 90 minutes.
1 team assessment | 2 90-minute debriefs of team assessment results, one with the leader and another with the team | Understanding of team effectiveness
With the TDS™ debrief in the rear view mirror, the second phase of the team development process is the team launch or relaunch. (Re)launching a team involves defining or redefining the team’s mission, vision, values, norms, goals, and objectives. In three virtual 90-minute workshops, the Coach skillfully orients team members to the task at hand and facilitates a conversation that aligns and motivates the team. The output of these workshops is a team strategy.
3 workshops | 90 minutes per workshop | A strategy for the team
The third and final phase of the team development process is team coaching. Post-launch, the Coach convenes the team for 90 minutes per month over six months or more for activities that link back to the six team conditions and propel the team forward in productive ways. The Coach also meets virtually with the team leader three times – at the beginning of this phase to plan each team coaching session, in the middle of this phase to check on progress, and at the end of this phase to develop a plan for moving forward.
1 team coaching session per month for six months following the team launch + 3 team leader planning sessions at the beginning, middle, and end of this phase | 90 minutes per session | Ongoing team progress and problem solving