Build the capacity to thrive.
“Teams, not individuals, are the fundamental learning unit in modern organizations.”
~Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline
Nothing sparks action better than a group of people with well-developed skills and capacities. As the quote above references, capacity is best developed in groups, because the group is the fundamental unit of change.
What does it mean to be a team? Our experience tells us the answer to that question is different for every team out there: leadership teams, sales teams, virtual decentralized teams. Rather than study a formula for the top 7-10 things that someone else defines as ‘team’, why not explore what it means to you in your organization, in your department, in your community. We have found that bringing the team members together to talk about a specific topic that is important to them in the work they do is the best way to create alignment and momentum.
We recognize it is not always possible to approach capacity building as a team. For this reason, we regularly deliver public trainings and workshops in order to help individuals grow their personal capacity for Appreciative Inquiry, organizational resilience, and leadership for the 21st century.