Enhancing Collaboration in Teams & Organisations

Instructor

Debbie Willis

Curator

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Overview

The purpose of this Resource Library is to enhance awareness in teams, group and organisations who wish to become more collaborative. 

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About the Modules

Each of the 50+ modules picks up a theme relevant to the experience of being in a group or team

They have been selected to raise awareness and help people develop the skills to build agile, collaborative practice. In doing so individuals, teams, groups & organisations start to become more flexible, innovative and able to respond more readily to the volatile 21st Century workplace. 

Themes include: 

Agile,High Performing Teams Emotions & Emotional Intelligence

Mindsets & Adult Development 

70:20:10 & Social Learning

The Wider System & Systems Thinking

Competing Commitments Flow & Coaching  Motivation Psychological Safety Eco-cycles
Cognitive Styles Group Dynamics Management Styles Purpose Reflection & Retrospectives 

Communication

Innovation & Creativity Purpose Complexity & Chaos Trust, Vison & Values 
Environment Dynamic Learning Styles  Relationship Behaviours Integrative Leadership 

Managing Conflict & Change

 

  • Each has a brief introduction or definition 
  • How these themes inform or influence the group and its members - the 'intra and 'inter' group dynamic 
  • The impact of the wider system ( the organisation and beyond !) on the success of this group 
  • Signposts leading thinkers, practitioners & practice in this field 
  • As a 'living library' it will be regularly updated & extended
  • Where available includes graphics, animations, videos and links and signposted books and resources if you wish to explore the subject in more depth
  • More than 20 hours of videos or animations 

Library Audience 

  • Individuals, teams or groups - wanting to raise awareness of group dynamics to enhance collaboration & agility
  • Leaders, Managers & Supervisors - to enhance collaboration across the wider organisation
  • Scrum & Agile professionals - to enhance knowledge of group dynamics and integrate a new diagnostic tool
  • Certified Innovation Audit 2.0 Facilitators - providing additional online resources

 

Explore what's behind our collaborative behaviours

How can groups maximise performance & productivity ? 

  • Explore collaborative relationships behaviours.
  • Consider multiple perspectives and establish a common vocabulary for collaboration. 
  • Build trust and enhance communication.
  • Understand the psychology at play in individuals, teams & organisations.

 

  • Recognise why mindsets, motivation and purpose really matter !
  • Explore frameworks to increase self-awareness & reflective practice.
  • Prepare for, and manage change.
  • Recognise a team in 'flow.'

 

 

  • Consider social learning as an alternative to traditional development.
  • Become more aware of others cognitive styles and learning preferences. 
  • Explore modes of management and integrative leadership. 
  • Extend Scrum & Agile practice to the wider organisation.

 

What makes a collaborative and agile team special ?

 

Anyone who has experienced working in 'high performing' or 'well-aligned' team will immediately recognise not only how productive this can be but also how motivating and inspiring it is.

 

 

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People are open, collaboration and communication is strongMisunderstandings or conflicts are managed productively. Creative sparks fly and innovation is welcome. 'Failure' is seen as an essential part of the learning process

 

Ineffective or dysfunctional groups & teams

In contrast, in teams or groups where there is a level of misunderstanding, mistrust and dominating or controlling team members the outcome and experience can be very different. Whilst individuals may each have the skills and experience to carry out their roles, when interpersonal skills and relationships are poor, productivity and collaboration may be impacted significantly.

The impact of the Group Environment 

An agile organisation is dependent on multiple teams or groups working together effectively towards a common, aligned purpose.For this to work best the ENVIRONMENT they all operate within needs to support not 'hinder' their growth. How can it do this most effectively ? 

Mindsets matter for agile team & organisational transformation

 

We suggest 3 predominant 'ways of being', which reflect our mindset or 'mode of management' and share how these can impact how we turn up in the workplace, and our ability to perceive information, make decisions and manage change and complexity.

 

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Innovation Audit 2.0 Assentire has developed this diagnostic which provides a simple common vocabulary and method for exploring group dynamics and collaboration through a questionnaire, cards or workshops resources.

These Library modules complement the IA App and Certified Facilitator resources but can be equally be used as a standalone resource as the content is relevant to all groups or teams.

About the Library 

These themes directly inform and influence our own work in group & organisational dynamics. We feel it is important that they are accessible for the 'common good' and we fully support Eliademy's ethos of democratising learning. 

  • They Modules are designed to raise awareness and signpost related information - NOT a definitive list of resources on any subject or theme
  • We will continue to add or update these Modules as working resources so content time vary slightly over time

LINKS

 

If you have any issues accessing the resources or general queries - please feel free to contact info@assentire.net 

Course content

  • AGILE BUSINESS

  • AGILE HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS

  • AGILE & INTEGRATIVE MINDSETS

  • AGILITY

  • COACHING AGILE TEAMS

  • COGNITIVE STYLES & LEARNING STRATEGIES

  • COLLABORATION

  • COMMUNICATION

  • COMPETING COMMITMENTS

  • COMPLEXITY & CHAOS

  • CONTROL DYNAMIC ( IA)

  • CREATIVITY

  • CULTURE

  • DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

  • DYSFUNCTIONAL TEAMS

  • ECO-CYCLES IN BUSINESS

  • EMOTIONS

  • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EIQ)

  • ENVIRONMENT DYNAMIC   (IA )

  • FLOW

  • GROUP DYNAMICS

  • GROUP DYNAMIC ( IA )

  • GROUP THINK

  • GROWTH MINDSETS

  • INNOVATION AUDIT DIAGNOSTIC TOOL

  • INTEGRATIVE LEADERSHIP

  • HORIZONTAL & VERTICAL DEVELOPMENT

  • LEARNING DYNAMIC ( IA)

  • LEARNING STYLES

  • LEARNING ORGANISATIONS & SELF ORGANISING TEAMS

  • MANAGING CONFLICT PRODUCTIVELY

  • MODES OF MANAGEMENT

  • MOTIVATION

  • PEER GROUP COACHING

  • PERCEPTIONS & BELIEFS

  • PERSONALITY

  • PROFILING & PSYCHOMETRICS

  • PSYCHOLOGY OF CHANGE

  • PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY

  • PURPOSE

  • PURPOSEFUL ORGANISATIONS

  • REFLECTION & RETROSPECTIVES

  • RELATIONSHIP BEHAVIOURS

  • RESOURCES FOR AGILE TEAMS

  • SCRUM & AGILE FOR BUSINESS

  • SOCIAL LEARNING & 70:20:10

  • TEAM ATMOSPHERE

  • VALUES

  • VISION

  • + Our Key Influencers

  • + The Innovation Audit 2.0 APP

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