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.

Cognitive Diversity

Cognitive Diversity

Imagine a mind so confident, nimble, and adaptive that it can tackle any practical problem you throw its way and come up with several ways of approaching it . . . So resilient and courageous that it can persist in thinking through conflict, ambiguity, and uncertainty even in the face of impending disaster. Would you not want this mind on your team? In your organization? Indeed, would you not want to be that mind?

—Mihnea Modloveanu & Roger Martin (2010, p. 3)

Teams with cognitive diversity—that is, teams in which members have different styles of thinking for solving problems—produce more effective and more sustainable solutions to the many issues educators face. Making room for different perspectives, giving airtime to divergent ways of thinking ...

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