Building an Innovative Team

Details

  • Presentation Length: 90-mins; 3hrs; 7hrs
  • Participant Numbers: 15-500+
  • Delivery methods: ILT, VILT, E-Learning Modules, Webinars, Blended Learning, Mobile Learning, Microlearning
  • Onsite training available globally: North & South America, EMEIA, APAC, LATAM
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese, and Malay.

Introduction

Teams play a vital role in driving innovation within organizations. However, building an innovative team requires more than just bringing together talented individuals. It involves creating an environment that encourages collaboration, embraces diversity of thought, and manages conflicts constructively.

This training session focuses on equipping participants with strategies and tools to build and foster innovative teams that can effectively contribute to the organization’s overall creativity and innovation goals.

Content Outline

  • Characteristics of high-performing, innovative teams
  • Strategies for diverse team composition and inclusion
  • Effective communication and active listening in team settings
  • Facilitating brainstorming and idea-sharing sessions
  • Techniques for managing conflicts and leveraging diverse perspectives

Practical Exercises

  1. Team Dynamics Assessment: Participants assess their team dynamics, identify areas for improvement, and create action plans.
  2. Brainstorming Session: Participants engage in a facilitated brainstorming session to solve a specific problem, emphasizing equal participation and open sharing of ideas.
  3. Conflict Resolution Role Play: Participants role-play common conflict scenarios and practice resolving conflicts using constructive communication techniques.

Frameworks

included in 3hr and 7hr sessions.

  1. Team Innovation Canvas: A framework that helps teams identify their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement in relation to innovation.
  2. Collaborative Decision-Making Model: A model that outlines the stages of decision-making within a team, emphasizing consensus-building and active participation.
  3. Conflict Resolution Styles: An overview of different conflict resolution styles, such as collaborating, compromising, avoiding, accommodating, and competing.

Takeaways/Outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Recognize the characteristics of high-performing, innovative teams.
  • Understand the value of diverse team composition and inclusion.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and active listening skills within their teams.
  • Facilitate brainstorming and idea-sharing sessions to stimulate team creativity.
  • Manage conflicts constructively and leverage diverse perspectives.
  • Feel equipped to build and foster an innovative team environment.