In 2006, consultants Geoff Bellman and Kathleen Ryan began seeking more definitive answers to these questions. Their curiosity led them to interview members of sixty extraordinary groups in a field study that lasted three years. That study resulted in the practical guidance contained in their book, Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results (2009).
Collaborating with colleague and organization psychologist, Kevin Coray, Geoff and Kathleen extended their study another four years, adding over 125 new groups to their research base. The result is a valid and reliable online assessment instrument that allows teams like yours to compare their behavior to what happens in extraordinary teams. This new tool is called The Extraordinary Teams Inventory (2013).
Why do some groups achieve amazing results while most do not?
What do extraordinary teams have in common that sorts them from the rest?
What can be done to create these terrific team results more often?