Culture-Driven Team Building

Since March 2017, Andy Parker and I have been studying the Culture Driven Team Building specialisation from the University of Pennsylvania (delivered through Coursera). The specialisation is composed of 5 different month-long courses. I have published blogs containing detailed study notes for all these courses. This post collects links to all those blog posts in … Continue reading Culture-Driven Team Building

Fostering Innovation in Groups and Teams

I’m studying the course Creating a Team Culture of Continuous Learning on Coursera. These are my revision notes for week 4: Fostering Innovation in Groups and Teams. Introduction & Learning in Ambiguous and Uncertain Environments How do we balance what we don't know with what we do know? Organisations need to enable a learning environment: … Continue reading Fostering Innovation in Groups and Teams

Developing Groups and Teams for Positive Organisational Impact

I’m studying the course Creating a Team Culture of Continuous Learning on Coursera. These are my revision notes for week 3: Developing Groups and Teams for Positive Organisational Impact. What disables organisational learning? We need productive spaces and accountability, but we need discovery spaces too: Doing space and discovery space Exploit vs explore Operations vs emergence … Continue reading Developing Groups and Teams for Positive Organisational Impact

Diagnosing Strengths & Barriers to Learning on Teams

I’m studying the course Creating a Team Culture of Continuous Learning on Coursera. These are my revision notes for week 2. Diagnosing Problems in Groups and Teams We tend to think we bring together a group of people, and they will be high performing It doesn't always work! How can we identify the problems? Example: … Continue reading Diagnosing Strengths & Barriers to Learning on Teams

Introduction to Framing and Systems Thinking

I’m studying the course Creating a Team Culture of Continuous Learning on Coursera. These are my revision notes for week 1. Framing, Reframing & Systems Thinking Framing and Reframing Metaphor: different camera lenses If you put on a telephoto lens, you're going to see something quite different to what you would see through a wide-angle … Continue reading Introduction to Framing and Systems Thinking