Proposal Title

Disrupting the Meeting: Build Your First Team

Presentation Type

Presentation (20 minutes)

Presentation Theme

Develop a forward-thinking organizational culture

Start Date

11-8-2015 11:15 AM

End Date

11-8-2015 12:15 PM

Description

The challenge: A legacy of quarterly management team meetings that were too often a bitch-fest, full of conflict avoidance and could-have-been-said-by-email reports. The atmosphere was fragmented by a long history of departments engaged in an every-location-for-itself free-for-all.

The countermeasure: Inspired by R-squared - the Risk and Reward Conference, TED talks, and The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, we developed a year-long curriculum to lead our management team through a variety of participatory experiences designed to help all recognize that Management Team is their First Team.

The outcome: On the heels of reshaping our management team’s culture, we went through one of the most difficult times in our organization’s history, losing 18 positions and reorganizing the entire institution. Through it all, our management team pulled together in a way it never had before and made the most of a very difficult situation.

This session: Explore how to foster your own first team as well as learn exercises and experiences that will spark creative problem-solving and break down barriers.

Some sources: The work of Nina Simon around participatory museums, The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, the Disciplined Dreaming of Josh Linkner, and ideamensch Tamara Kleinberg.

Some exercises: Service safaris and SWOTS, the SBI and feedback, walk in your users’ shoes, confess-o-rama, What makes you weird?, the ideal teammate, the worry box, drinking the kool-aid, and so much more.

Comments

A sample of our Management Team curriculum: https://prezi.com/rtda0trfhsrs/management-team-january-31-2013/

The Worry Box.pdf (28 kB)
The Worry Box

I want statements.pdf (29 kB)
I want statements

 
Aug 11th, 11:15 AM Aug 11th, 12:15 PM

Disrupting the Meeting: Build Your First Team

The challenge: A legacy of quarterly management team meetings that were too often a bitch-fest, full of conflict avoidance and could-have-been-said-by-email reports. The atmosphere was fragmented by a long history of departments engaged in an every-location-for-itself free-for-all.

The countermeasure: Inspired by R-squared - the Risk and Reward Conference, TED talks, and The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, we developed a year-long curriculum to lead our management team through a variety of participatory experiences designed to help all recognize that Management Team is their First Team.

The outcome: On the heels of reshaping our management team’s culture, we went through one of the most difficult times in our organization’s history, losing 18 positions and reorganizing the entire institution. Through it all, our management team pulled together in a way it never had before and made the most of a very difficult situation.

This session: Explore how to foster your own first team as well as learn exercises and experiences that will spark creative problem-solving and break down barriers.

Some sources: The work of Nina Simon around participatory museums, The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, the Disciplined Dreaming of Josh Linkner, and ideamensch Tamara Kleinberg.

Some exercises: Service safaris and SWOTS, the SBI and feedback, walk in your users’ shoes, confess-o-rama, What makes you weird?, the ideal teammate, the worry box, drinking the kool-aid, and so much more.