"Companies know that they derive greater creativity and innovation from teamwork - but what, they wonder, makes a great team?"  -Margaret Heffernan

The research is clear: High performing teams are extremely rare, but their ability to impact an organization is limitless. If we know this is what we're aiming for, why is high performance so elusive and how can organizations and leaders create environments where it can flourish?

In this unique session, participants will have the opportunity to observe and interact with a high performing team (live and in the flesh!), discuss what makes them a great team, and learn about the various roles that make them who they are. Through performance and a facilitated conversation, the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra (ancoselfconducted.org), Washington DC's premier self-conducted orchestra, will offer insights into their organizational dynamics. You will observe and discuss what makes them tick and take away practical examples of how you can supercharge the teams you work with or coach.

 

 

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This unique session is designed for attendees to observe a high performing team in action and discuss with them what it's like to be part of one. The majority of the session will be an unscripted, facilitated conversation with the members of the performing ensemble. Audience participation will be asked at several points to get them interacting with the performers and involved in the conversation. This format is based on The Music Paradigm by Roger Nierenberg (see link in links section) along with the works of team performance researchers such as J. Richard Hackman, Jon Katzenbach, Peter Hawkins, and Adrian Gostick.

0:00 - 0:10: Performance

0:10 - 1:10: Facilitated conversation/attendee interaction with the group

1:10 - 1:20: Question and Answer

1:20-1:30: Performance

Topics to be addressed during the facilitated conversation:

Communicating Vision, Purpose, and Approach

  • The problem with mixed signals
  • Creating one vision and one direction (alignment)
  • Conflicts in a team

Leadership

  • Leading from any chair
  • Inspiring and challenging the team
  • Role of leadership and management
  • Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose
  • Micromanaging

Accountability

  • Individual responsibility vs. joint responsibility
  • Standards
  • Soloists vs. team members

 

 

Learning Outcome

Participants will walk away from the session with a greater understanding of:

  1. What makes a high performing team
  2. What behaviors inspire high performance
  3. What behaviors detract from high performance
  4. The role of leadership in high performance
  5. How they can inspire high performance in the teams they work with

Target Audience

Team members, ScrumMasters, Coaches, Leaders, Executives, and others who are passionate about creating environments for high performance to emerge.

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  • Raj Indugula
    By Raj Indugula  ~  1 year ago
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    Fantastic and original!  Cant wait to see it. 


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