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Managing Teams for Innovation and Success



Do you require concrete tactics, first-hand team-based simulations, and design thinking for effective team management and innovation in your business? The training program, Managing Teams for Innovation and Success, approaches the development, management, and leadership of teams holistically. Excellent teams may foster innovation and creativity, increase a company's market resiliency, and produce ground-breaking outcomes.

Participants in this training session on managing teams for innovation and success will look at empirical data and learn the basics of team building. They will gain knowledge on how to use diversity, encourage participation, persuade people without having formal authority, tap into collective wisdom, and bring about change. To encourage team innovation, they will apply the ideas of design thinking.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Utilizing the principles of design thinking, increase team innovation.
  • Determine and convey the roles of the manager and team members.
  • Study management techniques for dealing with the challenges posed by group dynamics, including as power struggles and conflict.
  • Manage disagreements and use interpersonal techniques to get successful results.
  • Combine ideas to create a development plan for your own personal leadership in the future.

Targeted Audience

  • Employees identified as ‘high potential’ or ‘fast track’ management candidates
  • Those interested in improving innovation for future success
  • Managers concerned with competitive advantage and sustainability
  • Those responsible for developing and implementing innovation, initiating and managing change, improving operational performance, creating and leading high performance teams and demonstrating empowering leadership
  • Professionals at all levels seeking to improve their team management skills
  • Professionals wishing to enhance their creativity and innovation techniques

Course outline

Unit 1: Learn Creative Thinking Tools:

  • Creative problem-solving
  • Brainstorming
  • Mind-mapping
  • Bisociation, Metaphorical thinking & Rule Reversal.
  • Gaining the Full Benefits of Continuous Improvement
  • Six Thinking Hats


Unit 2: Adding Value through Relationship Awareness

  • Micro political conflict in organizations
  • Personality traits, behaviors and conflict management
  • Relationship Awareness Theory
  • Managing without confrontation
  • Preparing for effective negotiating
  • Generating Productive Outcomes


Unit 3: What is Creativity and Innovation and Why are they Important? 

  • How our thinking works in respect of creativity and innovation
  • Difference between vertical and lateral approaches
  • Apply the more fluid style to the left and right hemispheres of the brain
  • Recognize and cope with obstacles to creativity in the mind
  • Understand the limitations and applications of conventional problem solving
  • Ensure that creativity becomes a useful tool for day to day problem solving.


Unit 4: Leading with Initiative: Being Proactive

  • Being proactive and capitalizing on opportunity
  • Leading from where you are in the organization
  • Emotional Intelligence and outcomes
  • Leadership styles and organizational climate
  • Building Trust

Unit 5: Harnessing Diversity and Creativity in the Team

  • Valuing diversity: working with global, culturally diverse teams
  • The value proposition afforded by High Performing Teams
  • Avoiding dysfunctional performance
  • Grounded theory: needs analysis evaluation of current performance
  • Harnessing diversity for productive outcomes
  • Aligning purpose, productivity and profitability

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