Team members can help each other adapt in times of rapid change. Learn how to help teams calibrate for constant change and alternate rhythms in collaborative adaptation.
- So, you've tried repeatedly to help a team…to become more adaptive, and it's not working.…Every time a new requirement comes from a customer,…or the competitive landscape changes,…or a new member joins the team,…things get out of whack.…How can you help the team to practice…collaborative adaptation?…First, ask the team to sit down…and see if they can collectively determine…that their core challenge is their lack of ability…to adapt to changing situations.…You can even give them examples…where you've seen them encounter challenges…and let them do the work of assessing the reasons…that those issues arose in the first place.…
Second, encourage the members of the team to each…do a self-inventory of the way that each member…is adapting as changes appear.…Ask them to each take an honest look at their own strengths…and development areas, as the team's goals…and processes change.…Then ask team members to compare their notes.…Honest give and take will not only help…to highlight situations where specific members…have encountered particular issues.…
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