Corporate innovation teams suffer. The journey to achieving a successful new business model is full of setbacks and failures. The complexity and uncertainty of innovation projects can lead to high-levels of anxiety and unproductive conflict. Teams operating in these conditions work hard and usually get poor results.
As a leader, it’s your job to create the conditions for success: (1) constantly align with your team to run the innovation process efficiently, (2) build psychological safety to foster learning behaviours, constructive conflict and team innovation.
In this month’s StratChat, the authors of the book High Impact Tools for Teams (Stefano Mastrogiacomo and Alex Ostweralder) will share how to reach higher levels of team alignment and psychological safety in innovation teams.
They’ll show you how to successfully kick off your innovation projects using the Team Alignment Map and the Team Contract. You’ll also learn how to assess alignment rapidly to avoid future problems. And, you’ll have some fun exploring what’s hot or not in teamwork today.
Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder is one of the world’s most influential innovation experts, a leading author, entrepreneur and in-demand speaker whose work has changed the way established companies do business and how new ventures get started. Ranked No. 4 of the Thinkers50 list of the most influent... Read more >
Stefano is a project management practitioner and an academic with 20 years of experience, and the designer of the Team Alignment Map. He has been leading digital projects for Swiss-based companies Rothschild and Pictet; advising cross-functional leaders and teams for Richemont, the World Economic Fo... Read more >