Despite working together in human societies for millennia, why is it still so bloody hard to get teamwork in the workplace right and move together in the same direction? In Teams that Swear, Adrian Baillargeon breaks down the art and science of teamwork and provides numerous exercises to make leading teams that much easier. He reveals powerful teamwork examples, such as which three words can help teams bring up touchy topics more quickly, how a $10 note helped install the right behaviours across an entire department, and how sharing objectives and collaboration improved Cricket Australia's chances of fielding their best team.
In Teams that Swear you will learn:
Why swearing can be good for you and your team
What research reveals about high performing teams
How to assess whether your team is sinking, spinning or spiking
What areas to focus on to help your team thrive
At the end of the Teams that Swear, Baillargeon provides readers with his higher performing teams checklist, allowing readers to use this self diagnostic tool on an ongoing basis in his bid to help leaders and their teams shine.
Loaded with insightful, practical team-building exercises, and shot through with Adrian's wry sense of humour, Teams that Swear will help existing and aspiring leaders get their teams swearing by each other and not about each other.