Starting a New Team or Project

Are you starting a new project or an entirely new organization?

We used academic research to find a few possible solutions for your company.

Conduct a “pre-victorem”
to gain alignment.

Researchers found teams that started a project by “time-traveling” and imaging they had succeeded– and then discussed what had to have happened to reach that state– were substantially more successful.

Reduce team’s pride
in expertise.

Researchers compared the collaboration and openness of two groups. One group was asked to introduce themselves with reference to their expertise, the other with emphasis on a cherished value. The value-emphasizing individuals were rated as 35% more collaborative and 60% less political.

Help team members
show their authentic selves.

Spending just one hour in authenticity-centric exercises helped a new team acclimate three times as quickly as peers who focused only on skills training and firm awareness.

Practice connective thinking
to get diverse views

Researchers found exercises that promote teams to link together disparate knowledge led to 40% higher ‘creative output’ than traditionally structured ‘brainstorming’ exercises to promote divergent ideas.

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Would you like to learn more?

We would be happy to help you select the best experience for your team.