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How to Foster Teamflow in the Workplace

Learn how to help your team adapt and thrive, using the latest research in organisational psychology.

Discover how to create the conditions for Teamflow in your organisation

When people are in flow, they perform better, are more creative, and experience greater wellbeing.

On this ten-week course, you’ll learn how the concept of flow can be translated to an organisational setting, by examining the fundamentals of Teamflow. You’ll explore how teams can create flow to improve collaboration, innovation, and decision making by developing more inclusive, aligned, and cohesive environments.

Create meaningful separation and improve team performance

Using techniques to make the most of people’s knowledge, skills, and strengths, you’ll learn to appreciate people’s unique contributions towards achieving team and organisational objectives.

Equipped with this knowledge, you’ll be able to develop a culture of growth mindset that drives performance and creativity.

Enhance alignment using team goals

Team alignment ensures every individual has a common organisational vision and is able to work together to reach a common goal.

You’ll identify key personal and professional motivations and purposes to shape and give meaning to the direction of the team. Using practical tools and techniques you’ll be able to ensure your team stays on track and focused.

Develop team cohesion

By fostering respectful relationships, platforms for connection, and meaningful communication, teams can maximise their efficiency and optimise their output.

You’ll explore how to deepen and strengthen human connection through more courageous and vulnerable communication. You’ll also learn to deliver impactful feedback even when working in remote or hybrid teams.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to foster Teamflow within your organisation and ensure your team champions creativity, wellbeing, and respect, whilst efficiently delivering on organisational goals.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Teamflow

    • Welcome to Teamflow

      In this activity, you'll be introduced to the content that will be covered during this course. You will also get an overview of the topics covered during the first week of this course.

    • Flow

      In this activity, we'll focus on understanding the concept of flow, and why it is important and valuable in the workplace to improve people's performance, creativity and wellbeing.

    • Teamflow

      In this activity, we’ll turn our attention to the main focus of this course, which is Teamflow. We’ll begin by looking at what it is and why it’s so important for organisations.

    • Conditions for Teamflow

      In this activity, we learn about the conditions required for teams to experience Teamflow.

    • Flow and Teamflow experiences

      In this activity, we’ll begin to explore your experiences of flow and Teamflow.

    • Week summary

      In this activity, we take some time to reflect on what we’ve covered so far before we show you a short summary video with some key take-aways.

  • Week 2

    Unique Contribution

    • Welcome to unique contribution

      In this activity, we will explore what it means to make a unique contribution to your team and how it can add to the conditions required for TeamFlow.

    • Unique contribution - Overview

      Let us now take a look at how having an understanding of each person's unique contribution supports effective collaboration in a team.

    • Unique contribution – Strengths, skills and knowledge

      There are many ingredients to unique contribution including skills, knowledge and strengths.

    • Unique contribution – Growth, development and mastery

      In this activity we will take a closer at a few more important qualities of unique contribution.

    • Unique contribution experiences

      In this activity, you’ll explore your unique contribution to your team. If you don’t have a team currently, you can think about your unique contribution to the world you live in.

    • Week summary

      This week we’ve looked at the importance of unique contribution as a way to create meaningful separation between team members. This separation is one of the conditions that make teamflow more likely.

  • Week 3

    Clarity of Expectations

    • Welcome to clarity of expectations

      In this activity, we will be exploring a specific way we can create healthy separation, one of the conditions for Teamflow.

    • Clarity of expectations – Overview

      In this activity, we explore clarity of expectations and why this is vital to ensure team performance.

    • Flow, clarity and motivation

      In this activity, we learn how clarity is deeply connected to conditions needed for people to experience flow, such as clear goals and clear feedback.

    • Clarity and self-management

      In this activity, we learn that for teams to be able to perform well and enjoy their work, there needs to be clarity, and how self-managing teams can create this clarity in various ways.

    • Clarity of expectations experiences

      In this activity, you’ll explore your experiences with clarity of expectations and identify some takeaway actions that could increase clarity for you.

    • Week summary

      In this activity, we take some time to reflect on what we’ve covered so far before we show you a short summary video with some key take-aways.

  • Week 4

    Safe to Stretch

    • Welcome to Safe to Stretch

      The focus for this week is safe to stretch - another way to create meaningful separation within teams.

    • Safe to stretch

      Feeling safe to stretch is vital for us to be able to keep growing and developing, and is foundational for people’s wellbeing and performance.

    • Safe to stretch - Psychological safety

      Psychological safety is incredibly important for team flourishing.

    • Safe to stretch - Micro behaviours

      In this activity we will take a closer look at micro-behaviours, which are a key component of psychological safety.

    • Safe to stretch experiences

      In this activity, you will explore your experiences of feeling safe to stretch in your team and identify some actions that could help with this.

    • Week summary

      We're coming to the end of this week's work. We’ve been looking at the importance of feeling 'safe to stretch' as a way to help us create meaningful separation between team members.

  • Week 5

    Team Goals

    • Welcome to team goals

      In this activity, we will be exploring a specific way we can create alignment, one of the conditions for Teamflow.

    • Team goals – Overview

      In this activity, we learn how team goals align people, creating one of the conditions that make it much more likely for teams to reach an optimum flow state.

    • Hope theory, willpower and waypower

      In this activity, we explore 'Hope Theory" and learn how people could most effectively turn their hopes, and goals, into reality.

    • Learned optimism

      In this activity, we dive deeper into how optimism relates to goal achievement, and how learned optimism can change our attitude and behaviors to become more positive and optimistic and increase chances of personal thriving.

    • Team goals experiences

      In this activity, you’ll explore your experiences of goals and identify some actions that could help improve the setting and pursuing of personal goals.

    • Week summary

      In this activity, we take some time to reflect on what we’ve covered so far before we show you a short summary video with some key take-aways.

  • Week 6

    On Track

    • Welcome to 'on track'

      This week we will be looking at ways you can monitoring the progress, performance and energy in your team - keeping everything and everyone 'on track'.

    • On track – Overview

      To stay ‘on track’ as a team means we are tending to our needs and maintaining our wellbeing and resilience. By looking after ourselves and each other we are more likely to keep progressing successfully towards our team goals.

    • Pareto principle, time and energy

      Let's now look at a specific technique that enables us to best to manage our time and energy - 'the Pareto Principle'.

    • Burnout, stress and emotions

      When you are under constant stress at work, your mental health will suffer, which could lead to burnout, a state of mental, emotional and physical exhaustion. Let's look at ways to avoid this and stay in the flow.

    • On track experiences

      In this activity, you’ll explore your current use of your time and energy and consider ways to help yourself stay on track.

    • Week summary

      In this activity you will get to reflect on what we’ve covered so far and focus on a few key take-aways of things that can be done differently to support yourself and others in your team to stay on track.

  • Week 7

    Team Motivators

    • Welcome to Team Motivators

      In this activity, we will focus on team motivators and how this can help us create alignment between team members.

    • Team motivators – Overview

      In this activity, we explore the importance of team motivators for people and teams and learn how we can create team motivators.

    • Team motivators - Intrinsic motivation

      In this activity, we learn how team motivators relate to intrinsic motivation, which is a drive to do things because they are enjoyable or interesting.

    • Psychological capital

      In this activity, we learn about psychological capital (PsyCap) which is defined as a person's positive psychological state of development.

    • Team motivators experiences

      In this activity, you’ll reflect on your own experiences of personal and team motivators and identify actions you could take to boost motivation for yourself and the team.

    • Week summary

      In this activity, we take some time to reflect on what we’ve covered so far before we show you a short summary video with some key take-aways.

  • Week 8

    Respectful Relationships

    • Welcome to respectful relationships

      This week on our journey to understanding how we can create the conditions for Teamflow, we’ll be exploring how we can create cohesion amongst teams.

    • Respectful relationships - Overview

      Respectful relationships are vital if people are going to enjoy their work and perform at their best. They strengthen cohesion, which is one of the conditions that needs to be present for Teamflow to be experienced.

    • Respectful relationships - High quality connections

      High quality connections are strong social relationships that develop through everyday interactions with others.

    • Respectful relationships - Empathy

      Empathy is fundamental for building cohesion, camaraderie and respectful connections within teams.

    • Experiences of respectful relationships

      In this activity, you’ll reflect on your own experiences of respectful relationships and identify actions you could take to strengthen respectful relationships within the team.

    • Week summary

      This week we have been looking at the importance of respectful relationships as a way to create cohesion between team members; cohesion being one of the conditions that makes Teamflow more likely.

  • Week 9

    Platforms for Connection

    • Welcome to platforms for connection

      In this activity, we start looking at platforms for connection as another way to create cohesion.

    • Platforms for Connection – Overview

      In this activity, we learn why effective platforms for connection are important and how to effectively use these platforms.

    • Platforms for connection - Virtual inclusion

      In this activity, we learn about some research-backed ways to create inclusive virtual environments.

    • Platforms for connection - Power of moments

      In this activity, you will learn how the feeling of connection is amplified when these platforms are used to create powerful moments that help shape and sustain the team identity.

    • Platforms for Connection experiences

      In the following activity you’ll reflect on your own experiences of platforms for connection and identify actions you could take to use platforms effectively to contribute to team cohesion.

    • Week summary

      In this activity, we take some time to reflect on what we’ve covered so far before we show you a short summary video with some key take-aways.

  • Week 10

    Meaningful Communication

    • Welcome to meaningful communication

      Welcome to this week about meaningful communication. This will help us on our journey to understanding how we can create the conditions for Teamflow.

    • Meaningful communication - Overview

      In this activity you will learn how positive, open and honest communication helps build cohesion and is a great way to increase the likelihood of Teamflow.

    • Meaningful communication - Praise and strengths-based feedback

      A strengths-based focus helps people understand their unique contribution and team motivators as well as supports meaningful communication.

    • Meaningful communication - Courage and vulnerability

      In this activity, you will look at the emotional attitudes of courage and vulnerability and how they can result in improved meaningful communication within a team.

    • Meaningful communication experiences

      In this activity, you will reflect on your own experiences of meaningful communication and identify actions you could take to contribute to meaningful communication within a team.

    • Course wrap up

      Congratulations, you've made it to the final activity of the course. We will consolidate all the work we've done up to now in this final activity.

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Learning on this course

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore latest research around teamflow, covering theories related to positive human connection and deep enjoyment of working together.
  • Explore ways to create the conditions for Teamflow.
  • Describe three conditions that make Teamflow more achievable.
  • Demonstrate practical ways these conditions can be created for any team.
  • Engage in activities to support personal development, wellbeing and performance.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone working in a team in an organisation. It would benefit those working at any level but particularly those in leadership or managerial positions.

Who will you learn with?

Who developed the course?

Bailey and French

We believe that work is more than something to pay the bills and should be a place that creates purpose in our lives, connect us with others, and provide daily opportunities to learn, grow, flourish, and thrive.

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