_ Advanced Teamwork and Cooperation Skills

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Advanced Teamwork and Cooperation Skills eContent module explores the nature and benefits of innovative and collaborative teams. Increasingly, companies see innovation and collaboration as a key source of competitive advantage, with benefits for motivation and engagement and developing talent, as well as team and organizational performance. However, achieving these benefits places new demands on leaders, and requires new leadership practices.

Audience

People with an open-minded mindset who welcome uncertainty and want to stay up to date with the global business environment

Objectives

Appraise the key features and benefits of innovative and collaborative teams
Asses their team’s current and aspired innovation and collaboration skills and create an appropriate development plan
Evaluate key approaches for creating the right environment for innovation and collaboration
Examine common approaches to developing shared purposes and goals
Apply leadership practices which inspire and support team innovation, collaboration and success

Curriculum

The Benefits of Innovation and Collaboration
● The nature of innovation
● Collaboration vs. competition
● Learned behaviours
● Innovative and collaborative teams
● The innovative and collaborative team mindset
Building the Innovative and Collaborative Team
● Innovative and collaborative team values
● High performance goals and metrics
● Innovation and collaborative skills
● Appraising team skills
● Designing a team development programme
Creating the Right Environment for Innovation and Collaboration
● The new role of leadership
● Individual creative work
● Individual strengths and blind spots
● Trust and communication
● Recognition and feeding forward
● Productive conflict: a source of creativity and team cohesion
Inspiring Shared Purposes and Common Goals
● Individual preferences and goals
● Developing a team picture of success
● ‘Force field’ analysis
● Strategic priority areas
● Monitoring progress and achievement Leadership Practices for Innovative and Collaborative Teams
● Guiding principles: drawing on great experiences
● Communication with and within your team
● Team gatherings
● Team decisions and the leader’s decision making process
● Personal and team accountability
● Developing a personal and team action plan

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