Teams Introduction Workshop
The Iceland Academy of the Arts (see previous day's workshop)
8th May 2013
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- 1. Why is four an optimum number?
- 2. How to map the project as a tetrahedron
- 3. Creative Quartets
- 4. Intrinsic abundance
- 5. Synergising theory with practice
- 1. Whenever (different) people (or things) are combined they create an implied relation.
- 2. Any 'relation' may be synergistic or may offer opportunities for synergy.
- 3. A team of 3 has 100% fewer (internal) relations than a team of 4.
- 3. Each member (25%) of a quartet is responsible for at least 50% of the team spirit.
Positive Team Roles
- 1. Jeong - but this may be unfamiliar (difficult) in Western culture
- 2. Different working styles may offer useful diversities
- 3. Cultivating contagious optimism is logically sensible
- 4. Designing miracles may even be feasible
- 5. POUT is a more affirmative model than SWOT
Could POUT be used as a template for the 4 working styles?
P = Potential (known and unknown resources that may be useful)
O = Opportunities (openings that become clear and that invite actions)
U = Unnoticed (resources that may be intangible or unnameable)
T = Triggers (suitable and effective catalysts for change)
- In the above figure, POUT is mapped as a quadrant
- The values of the X axis can be made to correspond to:
- Left=evaluative and Right=creative
- The values of the right-hand side of the axis may denote:
- Bottom=ambiguous values and Top=explicit values
- This matches our system of 'working styles, i.e. where:
- P = Envisioning
- O = Pushing-Doing
- U = New Knowing
- T = Languaging
- We will run 2 parallel Creative Quartet team sessions.
- Each team participant will adopt a different POUT term as his/her action role.
- Team A: Re-design the canteen system
- Team B: Re-design the roof garden system above the Foreign Office
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