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Moving The Gender Conversation From Group to TEAM IS A practice

Greetings All,

Welcome to this follow up webpage, where we will provide you with additional information to support you in successfully continuing your Group to TEAM conversation. Holding gender relations in the context of TEAM is a powerful way to create a more generous space where a new model will begin to emerge "that makes the old model obsolete”. Your commitment to win/win is important and will have a dramatic impact on the future of the culture at VF Corporation.  Freeman and I are excited about what is unfolding!

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In this web page you will find:

#1. The PDF Powerpoint From our March Gender Speaks TEAM Training

#2. Overview of Group to TEAM Content

#3.  Access to two "Time For TEAM" Videos

Holding Each Other in HIGH REGARD

Don't Let DRAMA Drown Your TEAM

#4. Gender Speaks Course Evaluation Summary


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GROUP TO TEAM CONTENT REVIEW

Here is some sample content from our training module.

The Core Premise of Group to TEAM

GTT Premise – You only have two options: 1-group or 2-TEAM.

Everything you do, say, think or feel is either keeping you in group or elevating into the experience of TEAM.

The Difference Between a Group and a TEAM

When people are operating from the mindset of “group”, their choices organize around “self-interest”.  When people operate as a team, they are organizing their choices around a “shared interest”.  Group is the default when people come together, while TEAM is a daily commitment.  TEAM is an experienced that is earned.

Team is not a destination TEAM is an EXPERIENCE you get to keep creating

Reminding your team members of the experience you want to generate is a hugely important point as it has a direct impact on communication and impacts your day-to-day experience. 

The question that our program constantly elicits is:

"Are you going to do what it takes to earn the right to call yourself a TEAM?"

Review the Reflections of a Great TEAM

·      Great TEAMS maintain great communication.

·      Great TEAMS drive great results.

·      Great TEAMS run great meetings

Integrating the “Group to TEAM” Steps

1- Ask the Question: Are we going to be a group or are we going to be a TEAM?

2- Create a TEAM definition: What do we want to think or feel as a result of being on this TEAM?

 3- Continue to ask the question: Are we being a group, right now, or are we being a TEAM?


PRACTICE: Remind the people you work with that you are committed to holding them in HIGH REGARD! It is easy to become positional.  Instead of trying to prove your point, commit to holding each other in HIGH REGARD as a way to keep the communication open. HIGH REGARD seeks out the WIN/WIN! 

PRACTICE: Letting go of DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA. Commit to calling out DRAMA by asking the question, "Does this feel like drama?" Drama crushes TEAM. If you answer YES than state your personal anchoring statement and then focus the discussion on SOLUTION. Avoid getting stuck in DRAMA.


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