“This month we are going to focus on teamwork skills. Whether you work as an intact team, a project team or a remote team, teamwork skills are cross-cutting and help professionals at all stages of their careers do better work.
The context of teamwork has changed. In the past, teams were together for longer windows, with much more stability. Today most teams experience ongoing change and team composition. Researcher Amy Edmonston terms this “Teaming” and writes, “actively building and developing teams even as a project is in process, while realizing that a team's composition may change at any given moment.” (Teaming, Edmonston 2013)
She flags four behaviors as essential in the teaming context:
- Speaking Up
The teamwork skills we are going to explore this month are:
- Working Across Differences
- Relationship Management
- Conflict Management
- Emotional Intelligence
- Change Management
If you weren’t with us last month, I hope you’ll take some time this weekend to look at some of the blog posts I shared. You may also want to build in time to think about WHAT SKILLS your team could benefit from more resources, conversation and training around.
Enjoy your weekend,
Potentials Realized | Effective Virtual Conversations | Coaching Team Leaders
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Author of several books including the 2018 Coaching Business Builder Workbook and Planner & Effective Virtual Conversations (2017)