Thinking about teams

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CONCEPTUAL Model: The causal flow among key variables, useful for theorizing. Five conditions, which together influence 3 key task processes, which collectively influence three criteria of team effectiveness.

 

But it is not a good representation of how one would go about (re) designing and launching a team.  To make it useful, we felt the need for an implementation model.

IMPLEMENTATION MODEL of team effectiveness.  Developed for  and published in Senior Leadership Teams: What it Takes to Make them Great (Wageman, Nunes, Burruss and Hackman, HBSP, 2008).   THIS IS THE MODEL OF HOW WE TEACH LEADERS AND INTERVENE IN TEAMS.  The essentials—The purpose of the team, creating a real team with the right people—are the steps that come first.  Note that we pulled team composition out as its own condition, no longer folded in under structure.  Once you have the right people and purpose, then the enablers come into play—the tasks, norms, contextual supports, and coaching that enable a well-designed performing unit to become increasingly effective over time.   Richard and I were not, ultimately satisfied with this one, either, and were working on a revision when he died, so stay tuned for that, I think we have a better version but when we first drew the picture it looked kind of like a robot….

IMPLEMENTATION MODEL of team effectiveness.  Developed for  and published in Senior Leadership Teams: What it Takes to Make them Great (Wageman, Nunes, Burruss and Hackman, HBSP, 2008).

 

THIS IS THE MODEL OF HOW WE TEACH LEADERS AND INTERVENE IN TEAMS.  The essentials—The purpose of the team, creating a real team with the right people—are the steps that come first.  Note that we pulled team composition out as its own condition, no longer folded in under structure.  Once you have the right people and purpose, then the enablers come into play—the tasks, norms, contextual supports, and coaching that enable a well-designed performing unit to become increasingly effective over time.

 

Richard and I were not, ultimately satisfied with this one, either, and were working on a revision when he died, so stay tuned for that, I think we have a better version but when we first drew the picture it looked kind of like a robot….

Our (emerging) new model.  More on this one in the future.

Our (emerging) new model.  More on this one in the future.