Transform Tension Into Collaboration - Thunderbird Executive Education

Transform Tension Into Collaboration

In today’s fast-paced world, addressing complex business challenges requires that diverse experts work well together. Unfortunately, collaborative efforts introduce dynamics that often present their own entirely new set of obstacles.

We often think about tension as something to minimize or alleviate, especially in cross-functional teams. But what if maximizing tension were actually the key to innovation and engagement? 

In this engaging one-day experiential workshop, participants will identify why meetings are critical catalysts for activating the potential of experts. You will explore dimensions of tension that pose obstacles for organizations and teams in their efforts to creatively solve problems. We will then turn our attention to how to leverage these competing forces to create a culture of energizing collaboration, creativity and engagement.

Through energizing interactions and stories, the group will explore six dimensions of tension that pose obstacles for organizations and teams in their efforts to creatively solve problems.

After completing this program, you will learn to:

  • Identify 6 tensions of transformation that arise in individuals, teams and organizations during innovation efforts
  • Explore how to use the innovation facilitator’s mindset to ease the tension
  • Collaborate to generate ideas for addressing specific tensions and challenges
  • Utilize a simple diagnostic technique to assess the sources of tension and opportunity for diverse challenges

Learn how to leverage these competing forces to empathize with others to create a culture of real collaboration, creativity and engagement -- a one-day engagement that happens only here. 

Department: 
Client Relations
Contact: 
Robert Schaeffer
Phone: 
1 800 457-6959
Oct 25 2017 - 8:00am
Location: 
ASU Tempe Campus
Campus: 
Tempe campus
Price: 
$25 and More