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Transforming Teamwork
Cultivating Collaborative Cultures



September 2019 | 280 pages | Corwin

Discover how psychological safety, constructive conflict, and actionable learning create a powerful triple helix to transform teams!

In this ground-breaking resource, three experts in the field of education and teamwork each present one of three strands that, when woven together, support teamwork and forge collaborative interactions into a transformative way of working. You’ll learn approaches, processes and tools to overcome common obstacles to team effectiveness such as feelings of futility, anxiety, and poor morale. 

Drawing on research and practical experience the authors identify strategies and tools that show how to:

  • Build psychological safety, where teams work towards resilient interpersonal relationships
  • Use constructive conflict as a powerful catalyst for team learning and transformation
  • Inquire into problems of practice to transform capabilities and produce actionable learning

Acquire ways to develop mindful, thoughtful, and constructive teams where authentic communication drives group awareness and clear processes and goals. 




Acquire ways to develop mindful, thoughtful, and constructive teams where authentic communication drives group awareness and clear processes and goals. 

 
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction—Teamwork Can Transform Lives
 
Part I: Psychological Safety: An Overview
 
Chapter 1: Safety in Team Learning
Proficiency Scale for Safety in Team Learning

 
Tools for Integrating and Applying

 
 
Chapter 2: Interpersonal Trust
Proficiency Scale for Interpersonal Trust

 
Tools for Integrating and Applying

 
 
Chapter 3: Social Sensitivity
Proficiency Scale for Social Sensitivity

 
Tools for Integrating and Applying

 
 
Part II: Constructive Conflict
 
Chapter 4: Conflict Consciousness
Proficiency Scale for Conflict Consciousness

 
Tools for Integrating and Applying

 
 
Chapter 5: Cognitive Diversity
Proficiency Scale for Cognitive Diversity

 
Tools for Integrating and Applying

 
 
Chapter 6: Conflict Competency
Proficiency Scale for Conflict Competence

 
Tools for Integrating and Applying

 
 
Part III: Transformative Team Learning— Making Learning Actionable
 
Chapter 7: Empathy Consciousness— Seeking Compassion
Proficiency Scale for Empathy Consciousness

 
Tools for Integrating and Applying

 
 
Chapter 8: Collaborative Inquiry—Building Learning Capacity
Proficiency Scale for Collaborative Inquiry

 
Tools for Integrating and Applying

 
 
Chapter 9: Actionable Team Learning—Seeking Coherent Knowledge
Proficiency Scale for Actionable Team Learning

 
Tools for Integrating and Applying

 
 
Appendix
Proficiency Scale for Safety in Team Learning

 
Proficiency Scale for Interpersonal Trust

 
Proficiency Scale for Social Sensitivity

 
Proficiency Scale for Conflict Consciousness

 
Proficiency Scale for Cognitive Diversity

 
Proficiency Scale for Conflict Competence

 
Proficiency Scale for Empathy Consciousness

 
Proficiency Scale for Collaborative Inquiry

 
Proficiency Scale for Actionable Team Learning

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index
Key features
  • Interviews of principals, department heads, teacher leaders and central office members revealing the major obstacles for otherwise successful teams.
  • Resources are organized around
    • What members can do to overcome the stumbling blocks
    • What leaders can do to develop team capacities
  • Strategies are offered that can be implemented over time for a more sustainable effect on the school culture
  • Tools are provided to transform how people in groups interact
  • Offers a fresh perspective that all team members have a role in contributing to the good of the group and the achievement of students
  • Addresses three common stumbling blocks to group success
    • the group's influence on individual behavior
    • inter-member relations
    • differences in status
  • The book is organized around 6 principles of effective teamwork
    • Presume positive intentions
    • Pay attention to self and others
    • Choose patterns of interaction that promote productive conflict
    • Activate Mindful Learning Behavior
    • Engage in Collective Efficacy
    • Invite Group Coaching

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