How good is your team? Try the Team Pressure Cooker Exercise!
Sometimes teams can become quite blind towards some very obvious improvements to their performance. There may be huge elephants in the team room which have somehow become camouflaged. Here is a short team exercise to quickly highlight big improvement opportunities by putting the team into an imaginary pressure cooker.
Step 1: Select a Project
Invite the team to select a project they are in the middle of or have just recently completed.
Step 2: X-Ray the Project
Summarise the selected project according to 4 key dimensions:
•The Timeline (Stressor 1)
•The Team (Stressor 2)
•The Main Team Project Outcome (Stressor 3)
•The Importance of Team Project Outcome to the Organization (Stressor 4)
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About Ken ThompsonKen Thompson is an expert practitioner, author and speaker on collaboration/high performing teams and game-based learning.
and has just published a new book on High Performing Teams.
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