In this Expert Class, Susan Gerke and David Hutchens walked us through their GO Team* module on Creating Team Operating Guidelines. Bonni and I have utilized the just-in-time, GO Team training modules* many times over the years to support team effectiveness.
They make it accessible to leverage team development by providing facilitator guides and even audio lessons on how to make the 18 modules work with your team. Here’s a peek* at what it looks like.
If their just-in-time training resource may be the right fit for you, the entire library of 18 modules is available right now for $299. Many of our listeners have used them over the years with great success. It’s powerful to get started on team development.
Oh, one other thing we didn’t mention in the class…
Susan and David don’t have an automated purchasing system on their website. Since Susan distributes the modules personally, drop her a line on their site* if they can help with more questions on benefitting from GO Team.
We also mentioned a few resources during the class:
Most of us have heard the steps of forming, storming, norming, and performing as the typical journey of team development. We mentioned during the class that creating effective guidelines will help you move faster (and easier) through these stages, but not avoid them. That’s why Susan and I addressed the stages in detail on How to Maximize Team Performance (episode 139).
A question also came up in the class about how you create guidelines for a team that isn’t really working on the same stuff. Susan’s answer? Maybe you don’t.
First, you need to know what kind of “team” you’re really on. To find out, dive in on my prior chat with Susan on The Four Unique Types of Teams (episode 138).
Here’s a sneak peak of the four types we highlight in that episode:
David has been on the show a few times too. He’s an expert and helping leaders and organizations get better at storytelling. One of the conversations I’ve pointed tons of people to over the years is The Four Critical Stories Leaders Need For Influence (episode 148).
He’s also the author of Circle of the 9 Muses: A Storytelling Field Guide for Innovators and Meaning Makers* and Leadership Story Deck*, a simple resource to help you tell better stories.