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High-Impact Tools for Teams 5 Tools to Align Team Members, Build Trust, and Get Results Fast

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-03-09
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Take advantage of a powerful visual management tool for teams as you work together and deliver great results. It's been used by thousands of teams for project success!

59% of U.S. workers say that communication is their team's biggest obstacle to success, followed by accountability at 29% (Atlassian). High-Impact Tools for Teams explains a simple, powerful tool that helps team leaders and members align and get clarity on exactly who is responsible for each part of the team's most important activities and projects. The tool is complemented by 4 trust add-ons that help teams build trust and increase psychological safety, so every member can be confident in sharing ideas or concerns about obstacles the team may face. It's a proven tool for project teams, based on years of research, and thousands of teams are already using the Team Alignment Map to run effective "get-to-action meetings", give projects a good start and de-silo organizations.

  • Co-author Alex Osterwalder is the international best-selling author who co-created the Business Model Canvas, a strategic management tool used by 1 million+ industry leaders globally. Plan as a team and know who does what
  • Uncover and proactively remove the most likely obstacles to any project
  • Boost team member contributions
  • Run more effective team meetings 
  • Get more successful projects

With the guidance of High-Impact Tools for Teams, you can be better prepared as a team leader or team member to plan effectively, reduce risks, and collaborate with others. Your team will be accountable and ready to deliver results!

Author Biography

Stefano Mastrogiacomo (www.teamalignment.co; Lausanne, Switzerland ) is both a project management practitioner and academic with 20 years of experience. He is the designer of the Team Alignment Toolkit, a set of simple and visual tools that boost the effectiveness of cross-functional teams including the Team Alignment M­­ap, the Team Alignment Kanban, the Contract and the Vote add-ons, and the Psychological Safety Card. He has been leading digital projects for Rothschild and Pictet; advising cross-functional leaders and teams for companies such as Richemont, the World Economic Forum, Applied Materials, HSBC; teaching and doing research in project management at the University of Lausanne and at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in partnership with Doctors Without Borders, Migros LeShop and Rolex.

Dr. Alexander Osterwalder (www.strategyzer.com) is the lead author of the international bestsellers Business Model Generation, and Value Proposition Design, and a passionate entrepreneur, and speaker. He co-founded Strategyzer, a software company specializing in tools and content for strategic management and innovation. Dr. Osterwalder invented the "Business Model Canvas," the strategic management tool to design, test, build, and manage business models, which is used by companies like Coca Cola, GE, P&G, Mastercard, Ericsson, LEGO, or 3M. He is a frequent keynote speaker in leading organizations and top universities around the world, and is a visiting professor for 2018 at Stanford.

Table of Contents

Foreword p. viii

Seven Great Thinkers Who Inspired This Book p. x

Meet the Strategyzer Series p. xii

1 Discover the Team Alignment Map
What it is and how it works

1.1 Getting Started: The Four Pillars of the Team Alignment Map p. 48

1.2 Planning Who Does What with the Team Alignment Map (Planning Mode) p. 86

1.3 Keeping Team Members on Track (Assessment Mode) p. 104

2 Put the Map into Action
How to use the Team Alignment Map

2.1 The Team Alignment Map for Meetings p. 128

2.2 The Team Alignment Map for Projects p. 140

2.3 The Team Alignment Map for Organizational Alignment p. 168

3. Trust Among Team Members
Four tools to create a high-trust climate and increased psychological safety

3.1 The Team Contract p. 184

3.2 The Fact Finder p. 204

3.3 The Respect Card p. 220

3.4 The Nonviolent Requests Guide p. 236

4 Dive Deeper
Discover the science behind the tools and the book

4.1 Mutual Understanding and Common Ground p. 264

4.2 Trust and Psychological Safety p. 266

4.3 Relationship Types p. 274

4.4 Face and Politeness p. 282

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