Are you coaching “when members are most ready to receive and use” your help?
Hackman, J.R., (2004). What Makes for a Great Team? American Science Agenda/Science Briefs. American Psychological Association. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2004/06/hackman.aspx
“Our research has identified five conditions that, when present, increase the probability of team effectiveness. These conditions…can be briefly summarized as a series of five questions. The answers to these questions provide a quick assessment of the degree to which the conditions are present for a given team. ”
“One, is the group a real team, with clear boundaries, interdependence among members and at least moderate stability of membership over time?”
“Two, does the team have compelling direction, a purpose that is clear, challenging, and consequential– -and that focuses on the ends to be achieved rather than the means the team must use in pursuing them?
“Three, does the team’s structure—its task, composition, and core norms of conduct—enable rather than impede teamwork?”
“Four, does the team’s social system context provide the resources and support that members need to carry out their collective work?”
“And five, is competent coaching available to help members get over rough spots and take advantage of emerging opportunities, and is such coaching provided at times in the team life cycle when members are most ready to receive and use it?
Take 5 Takeaway: Do you have equal opportunities for collaboration and (creative) solitude? How could you create more balance this week?
Fun Five: 4 on 5…