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  1. 1. © 2020 PCC • A carefully designed, static group of individuals who are often based in the same building and have time to interact successfully and efficiently • They know each other, their individuals’ skills, strengths and weaknesses and are interdependent in achieving a shared goal What’s a team
  2. 2. © 2020 PCC • Amy Edmondson, a lecturer at Harvard Business School, has developed the concept of teaming, as a verb, to describe ‘teamwork on the fly’ • Teaming is the co-ordination and communication of people, often across disciplinary boundaries, to get interdependent work done Edmondson, A.C. (2012). Teamwork on the fly. Harvard Business Review, 90, no. 4 (April, 2012): 72- 80 Teaming is a verb
  3. 3. © 2020 PCC Teams Teaming • Same people • Same goals and task • Frequent interaction of the same people • Similar backgrounds and perspectives • People change • Goals and tasks change over time • Interactions in shifting groups • Differing backgrounds and perspectives
  4. 4. © 2020 PCC When teaming matters most • When work, or patient’s needs, are complex and unpredictable • When you’re working with new and different people from different parts of the organisation or business • When you’re working across geographical and organisational boundaries
  5. 5. © 2020 PCC Why teaming matters now During the Covid 19 outbreak teams may choose to adopt ‘teaming’. Teaming is not a design choice it is simply a necessity for certain kinds of work and it takes leadership to: • Bring out and understand different views • Analyse and generate new and nuanced options • Examine implications systematically • Make decisions and move forward Edmondson, A.C. (2012). Teamwork on the fly. Harvard Business Review, 90, no. 4 (April, 2012): 72- 80
  6. 6. © 2020 PCC Find out more We discuss teaming as part of our leadership programmes. We give delegates the tools to determine how they can turn a group of strangers into a team and develop their leadership skills and capabilities. To find out more about teaming go to https://pcc- and if you would like more information our leadership programmes please contact