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 Labs
The Harvard Innovation Labs consist of a vibrant, cross-disciplinary ecosystem for the Harvard community to explore innovation and entrepreneurship while building deeper connections. It is an excellent example of the One Harvard vision and a leading catalyst for the Allston Science and Enterprise District. The Innovation Labs fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.
The Harvard i-lab is the central component of the Harvard Innovation Labs. It is an educational collaborative for all current Harvard students from any Harvard school to explore innovation and entrepreneurship at any stage. It provides open co-working space, a vibrant community of peer and mentor support, experiential programming, and a 12-week Venture Incubation Program, helping student teams take their ideas further, faster.
The Launch Lab is a critical extension of the growing Harvard Innovation Labs. It provides eligible Harvard alumni leading high-potential early-stage startups with a curated community including collaborative co-working space, business building programming, and access to i-lab advisors and mentors. It fosters continued connection between alumni, current students, and the Harvard community as a whole.
The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is a curated community, providing eligible Harvard alumni, faculty and students leading high-potential early-stage life sciences startups with a fully equipped wet lab, collaborative co-working space, business building programming, and access to the entire Harvard Innovation Labs ecosystem.