Biography

Ruth Wageman is one of the foremost scholars studying and working with teams, especially leadership teams. Ruth’s research, teaching, and practice are focused on the conditions that influence superb team performance. Ruth especially focuses on teams whose purpose is to solve complex problems and lead system transformation.

She builds collaborative leadership capacity within and across organizations, especially with multi-sector leadership teams working to transform health and society. Ruth has been a professor at Columbia, Dartmouth, and Harvard, where she has led many original research programs. Ruth wrote “Senior Leadership Teams: What it Takes to Make them Great,” (HBS Press) with Deb Nunes, Jim Burruss, and Richard Hackman, as well as many seminal peer-reviewed articles.

Ruth designed the Team Diagnostic Survey with Richard Hackman and Erin Lehman. TDS is a powerful, well-validated assessment that measures how well the six conditions that drive effectiveness are established for a team; she also leads accreditation workshops and teaches team development professionals how to use the instrument in their practice.

6 Conditions: The Fundamentals of Great Team Design

2020-05-27T17:00:00-04:00 2020-06-03T08:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, May 27th 17:00 EDT Length: 45 minutes

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There is a bewildering array of models, variables, frameworks, and advice out there about how to have a great team. What does the best science say, and how can you bring it to life in practice? 

I introduce the idea of conditions thinking as a way of approaching team coaching, and introduce the 6 Conditions framework that comes from our many decades of research on teams. We will explore: What are the handful of conditions, when we get them in place, that together set up a team to develop great teamwork practices and evolve into a superb performing unit? We’ll talk about how the science of teams as complex systems—and of conditions thinking—has so much power to guide our practice toward real impact. 

  1. The science of team effectiveness can guide artful team coaching practice.
  2. There are 6 conditions—designable features of teams—that together account for 80% of the variance in team effectiveness.
  3. Great team coaches help teams and leaders see themselves as designers who get the conditions in place for their own teams, and keep them in place over time.

6 Conditions for Team Effectiveness and the Science and Art of Team Coaching

2020-10-01T17:00:00-04:00 2020-10-20T19:22:26-04:00 Thursday, October 1st 17:00 EDT Length: 90 minutes

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The 6 Conditions framework characterizes the most powerful influences on team effectiveness that can be deliberately designed by teams or team leaders.

In this interactive webinar, we will discuss how the framework has been used to develop brilliant collaboration and we will explore how you can apply the framework to teams you care about.

We will also explore how this framework differs from process consultation and other traditional approaches to developing teams, and show how it serves as scaffolding for team development professionals to bring their considerable art to the science of team effectiveness.

1. You will learn in depth what are the 6 conditions for team effectiveness, and what do they look like in real teams

2. You will learn the implications of the science of conditions thinking for how you practice as a team coaching

3. We will explore the 60 30 10 rule: the most impactful actions to take to influence team effectiveness

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