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.

Conflict Consciousness
Conflict Consciousness

Conflict flows from life. Rather than seeing conflict as a threat, we can understand it as providing opportunities to grow and to increase our understanding of ourselves, of others, of our social structures. Conflicts in relationships at all levels are the way life helps us to stop, assess, and take notice. One way to truly know our humanness is to recognize the gift of conflict in our lives.

—John Paul Lederach (2003, p.18)

Transformational teamwork requires conflict consciousness! When group members make themselves available to diverse perspectives, they can frame problems more accurately, make better decisions, build shared commitment for action, and enhance their own personal capabilities. Conflict that benefits the group requires the ability to simultaneously monitor self, others, group, and task. ...

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