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In competition, strength wins: stronger teams are presumed to prevail. In this highly interactive seminar, we show that this dynamic can be turned around: The “weak” outperforming the strong. Intuitively, we know it’s possible. We show how a hands-on approach to essential team dynamics – learning orientation, trust building, conflict management, emotional regulation, and identity building – makes the outperforming of stronger teams a reality. Through class discussions and a set of live simulations, we also explore the role of “grit” on team performance. Grit is key for high performing teams, but there is more to high performance than grit. Specifically, we explore the role of “spark” in sustaining high performance in teams.

Content

  • Resilience and high-performance teams
  • Case discussions of team dynamics
  • Live simulations of team dynamics and team decision making under task complexity and uncertainty
  • Team decision making logics
  • Voice and silence in teams
  • “Grit” and “spark” in teams
  • Teaming – fluid team for innovation and cross-functional collaboration
  • Debrief: Pros and cons of teams

Target group

Managers, Directors

Methodology

case studies, discussions, live simulations

Price / Dates

1.250 €

Duration: 1 day

Date: 26.3.2018 / Online-Registration

Date:  28.11.2018 / Online-Registration

Experts / Lecturer

Professor Claus Rerup

is a Professor of Management at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and a Visiting Professor of Strategy at University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland. Before joining Frankfurt School, he was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, USA, a Post Doc Research Fellow at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA, a Visiting Professor of Management at Bocconi University, Italy, and an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada.

Mehr Weniger

His research has been funded by grants from the Danish and Canadian social science research foundations, and a number of private foundations and companies and has been published in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a management consultant, and board member.

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