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.

Transformative Team Learning—Making Learning Actionable

Transformative Team Learning—Making Learning Actionable
Transformative Team Learning—Making Learning Actionable
Diane P. Zimmerman


The learning organization process challenges employees and communities to use their collective intelligence, ability to learn, and creativity to transform existing systems. . . . It is not a program, but rather a process for understanding and learning together (Bierema, 1999, p. 46).

Schools pose unique leadership challenges. Because most of teachers’ workday is in front of students, time for teamwork is scarce. Consequently, teachers report there is never enough time for collaboration. Hence, leaders must be tenacious in making available time productive for adult-to-adult communication. Likewise, school staffs must learn how to use time wisely and effectively. Transformative teams monitor personal needs and facilitate effective relationships in order to build learning-centered relationships. ...

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