Team Learning, the purpose

Grass does not grow by pulling the leaves but by watering the roots.     African saying

Agility and change

The world is changing forever faster, unpredictably. Successful organizations need to cope with this fast change. Lean-agile methodologies provide the framework and processes.

But we also need to take the people along on this journey. Change is too often a threat, draining energy and provoking resistance. Burnout is a real issue. 

Instead, we support teams to become autonomous, self-organizing, reflecting on themselves. Learning teams. We believe that such 'learning teams' are happier and better performing. They can embrace change as a positive challenge, taking the stress out of change. 

Work in well performing teams gives the team members energy and pleasure. Fulfillment.

Team Learning, the model

The Team Growing model notices how teams can grow by focusing on different areas, one after the other. 

Transparency is the first step, creating a basis of visibility into the work everyone is doing and generating trust. Improvement is the next step, reflecting on how to improve the work the team is doing. Collaboration is third: learn to work and communicate together. Then, the focus shifts to Customer value, we work for the customer as a team. Finally, we reflect on what we have learnt as a team, how we have grown, consolidating our growth. And then we re-enter the cycle, to grow to the next level.

The model has different techniques to help teams achieve insight and improvement. These are based on proven practices in lean and agile, as well as in positive psychology, solution-oriented coaching and motivational interviewing.

The goal of Team Learning is to help teams become and remain Learning Teams. At first with help of the team coach, and then gradually autonomously. 

Team Learning or 'Teamleren' in Dutch is a model developed by Linda Dorlandt and Remi-Armand Collaris . More on  .

Team Learning: the book (only available in Dutch)

The book Praktisch op weg naar Teamresultaat contains some 160 PP. of practical exercises that will help your team to become a 'learning team' that is better at self-organizing. You can order the book here.

Team Learning: the training  
An important finding in agile transformations is that they are more successful if they use internal coaches for the transformation instead of just relying on external coaches. Such coaches need to follow the standard agile training sessions, but they will be able to have far more impact on the teams and on the organization if they also have the Team Learning skills. You can acquire these trough the Team Learning training ADJUGO organizes.

 If you want to learn what Team Learning can mean for you and how we can help you, please  Contact Us