Bypass the Crevasse: Developing Your Team for Productivity and Success
Ultimately, every team will reach a point at which the honeymoon of team formation wanes and challenges ensue. More often than not, these challenges have more to do with a team’s internal dynamics than external obstacles. However, in the fast-paced realm of innovation and entrepreneurship, we rarely take the time to understand and successfully harness these team dynamics; while we test and iterate the best business model, we do not do the same for our team processes and growth. Productivity is interpersonal and we must design for this opportunity to create the best team possible.
This informative and interactive session will introduce participants to the Teamwork Styles™ model as a vehicle for doing just that. Participants will have a chance to better understand their own dominant teamwork style, and learn valuable tips and techniques for how best to leverage their style on teams, as well as how to work well with people who have different styles than they do.
Participants will be more likely to bypass the crevasse of team development and flourish in their practice of team-based innovation by having a deep understanding of:
- Differences that matter on teams (work styles, motivations, etc.)
- Why norming and creating a charter can be so valuable
- Skills and clues about how best to work with peers
- A simple and objective common language to communicate effectively with each other and address conflict head on
About the Presenter:
Tracey Britton is the Director of Business Development at Edgework Consulting. Tracey has more than 10 years of experience in training, program design, managing teams, and diversity and inclusion work. Tracey balances an extensive background in facilitation, and community engagement with a unique ability to build relationships, communicate genuinely and make a lasting impression. Prior to joining Edgework, Tracey put her skills and talents to use in a variety of roles centered on youth development and cultural competency. Most recently, Tracey designed and implemented programs and trainings for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity at Northeastern University, where she excelled at creating programs that supported faculty, staff, administrators, students and local residents. Tracey is a graduate of the Lead Boston executive leadership program, carries a Certification in Civil Mediation, and is underway on a Certificate in Diversity Management from Cornell University. A graduate of the University of Buffalo with a dual degree in Psychology and Health and Human Services, Tracey also holds a Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a concentration in Sport Psychology from Ithaca College.
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When & Where
Harvard Innovation Lab
Launched in November 2011, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) serves as a resource for students from across Harvard interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The programming offered by the i-lab is designed to help students grow their ventures at any stage of development and covering a wide range of disciplines. The i-lab fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.