HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS COURSE by Ken Thompson - Topic 2 - Creating HPTs in a hurry!

21 Jun 2017

 

"You can't create a high-performing team in a day, but you can significantly reduce the risk of presiding over a low-performing one!"

In this 11-minute video, the second in the 5-part series, Ken Thompson discusses how to create a team in a hurry using techniques from Game Based Learning. These days teams are often put together in a hurry from a collection of individuals who may barely know each other. A frequent mistake is to just start working as a team on the operational task without taking time to step back and try and set the team up for success.

The irony is that creating a "non-low performing team" can be done very quickly indeed, and any time spent here will repay itself many times over in terms of the team’s effectiveness in working to achieve their organisational goal.

Research shows that if you can put a new or existing team into an engaging activity with a team goal, competition with other teams, medium levels of stress, short deadlines and regular points for team self-reflection you can take them beyond low performance very quickly by cooking their teamwork in a half day pressure cooker approach. 

Watch the other Videos

Video 1 (20:09 mins) HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS COURSE by Ken Thompson - Topic 1 - Introduction

Video 2 (11:12 mins) HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS COURSE by Ken Thompson - Topic 2 - Creating HPTs in a hurry!

Video 3 (09:03 mins) HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS COURSE by Ken Thompson - Topic 3 - The Processes of HPTs

Video 4 (08:32 mins) HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS COURSE by Ken Thompson - Topic 4 - Change Management for HPTs

Video 5 (08:22 mins) HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS COURSE by Ken Thompson - Topic 5 - HPT Leadership Tips

Further Reading from Ken Thompson on HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS

1. Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature’s Most Successful Designs

2. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the Future Through Virtual Enterprise Networks

3. A Systematic Guide to High Performing Teams (HPTs)

4. A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition within organization

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