Discover how psychological safety, constructive conflict, and actionable learning create a powerful triple helix to transform teams! In this ground-breaking resource, three experts in the field of education and teamwork each present one of three strands that, when woven together, support teamwork and forge collaborative interactions into a transformative way of working. You’ll learn approaches, processes and tools to overcome common obstacles to team effectiveness such as feelings of futility, anxiety, and poor morale. Drawing on research and practical experience the authors identify strategies and tools that show how to:  • Build psychological safety, where teams work towards resilient interpersonal relationships  • Use constructive conflict as a powerful catalyst for team learning and transformation  • Inquire into problems of practice to transform capabilities and produce actionable learning Acquire ways to develop mindful, thoughtful, and constructive teams where authentic communication drives group awareness and clear processes and goals.

Safety in Team Learning
Safety in Team Learning

. . . as adults, we orient differently to collaboration and its inherent opportunities and challenges, and need different kinds of supports and stretches to really make the collaborative shift from “I” to “we” in our work.

—Ellie Drago-Severson (2018)

While individual learning is complex, collaborative learning is much more so and is essential to actionable learning, a primary mission of transformative teams. Applying plans, assessing results, and then extracting what’s been learned to apply to further work require conceptual vulnerability as members exchange ideas and test theories. Since the processes of learning and creating are individually distinctive, nuances complicate the ways team members understand and process information. Collaborative learning makes public the conceptual, emotional, and interpersonal work of both the individual ...

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