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.
[Page 83]Conflict, it turns out, offers a context for inquiry, organizational learning, and change. As colleagues air differences, build understanding across perspectives, and seek changes enhanced by divergent thinking, conflict becomes constructive for the community and school (p. 3).
Conflict and community are intertwined! According to Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and author, true community does not exist without the tension of conflict—healthy tension is the difference that makes a difference. When a community is absent of conflict, it is what Peck (1987) would call a pseudocommunity. From the outside, the group looks productive because everyone is convivial and pleasant, striving toward quick consensus to move tasks forward. Group ...