Creating an environment where self-organizing teams thrive and perform can be challenging; you’ve tried adjusting the composition of the team, introducing communication tools, facilitating resolution of conflict, providing feedback training, etc. yet engagement is not where you want it and you are looking for ways to boost performance. The good news is that there is science available to help team leaders understand why they are not getting the outcomes they hoped for with their teams.  

In this talk, one of the authors of the Harvard Business Review-published Team Emotional Intelligence (TEI) concept and an enterprise transformation coach explain the next generation team framework, called Inspired Teams, which builds on TEI. At the end of this session, participants will understand the 4 keys leaders and coaches can use to create an environment where teams can transcend high performance and unleash Inspired Teams to delight customers and create breakthrough performance. They will also take away practical tools for creating Inspired Teams.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. Intro - a short story 
  2. State of research on teams - why cross-functional teams fail 
  3. Missing elements in changing the culture in teams
  4. Introduction to Inspired Teams 
  5. Deep dive into one of the keys outcomes (based on poll from the participants). An example  (energy) is shared in the slideshare link below. We also have similar content for the other three outcomes. 
  6. Practical tips for Implementing Inspired Teams

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the science behind why after 70 years of team research 75% of cross-functional teams are still dysfunctional.
  • Appreciate the key team agreements that affect team culture in a dynamic workplace
  • Identify the four key conditions essential to team performance and how to foster these in your teams
  • Gain practical tools you can use tomorrow that will help you facilitate the development of Inspired Teams.

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Team Coaches, Agile Coaches, Team Leaders, Team Members

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites


schedule Submitted 10 months ago