Book & Inventory by Geoffrey Bellman, Kevin Coray & Kathleen Ryan

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How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results

Book & Inventory

Extraordinary Teams Training Package

Extraordinary Teams is comprised of four elements:

1. The Extraordinary Teams Inventory (ETI): a valid and reliable on-line assessment tool of about 40 questions that takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Team members are asked to rate their team experience when it comes to Compelling Purpose, Embracing Difference, Full Engagement, Strengthened Relationships, and Profound Learning. The ETI team results are displayed along a scale that moves from Ordinary to Solid to Extraordinary performance.

2. A Team Report: a summary of team members’ responses to the assessment questions. Each of the five indicators of an extraordinary team are defined; average team scores are presented for each indicator as well as for each question. This pdf format report is sent to the team facilitator or leader who then duplicates the material for each team member. This report is the catalyst for team members’ discussions about their team experience.

3. A Facilitator Guide: a 77-page binder filled with background information on the development of the ETI, statistical documentation, and an annotated workshop design for a 4 hour meeting in which teams discuss their ETI report and make decisions about how to move ahead. Extensive guidance is offered to the facilitators or team leaders who will be facilitating this session. A set of PowerPoint slides is included as well as a sample of the Workbook.

4. A Participant Workbook: a 40-page booklet designed for team members. Designed to accompany the workshop described in the Facilitator Guide, this workbook provides space for team members to take notes, capture reflections, and record decisions. It also provides 30 specific suggestions for actions that will increase a team’s capacity.