Have you ever wondered why we are at the top of the food chain? Most people would say it’s because of the human brain, but that’s not the case. How do we know? Because if one of my ancestors 300,000 years ago is out on the central plains of Africa and he’s hunting by himself, brain or no brain, he’s prey. More things can kill him, than he could kill it. But if my ancestor is joined by his tribe, he goes from being prey, to being predator. Not just any predator; he goes to being top predator, extinction level predator. The brain recognizes this:
“In my tribe I am safe. On my own I am food. I like tribes”.
So, for 300,000 years, the brain wired itself to support the notion of tribe. Evolutionary psychologists would say that we are wired for tribe, meaning that we’re born with a whole bunch of pre-existing connections that predisposes us to tribalism. Even today, not knowing our place in the tribe or being socially excluded will result in Fight or Flight responses in a person, exactly as if we were under physical threat.
The brain is wired for tribes, which is why the vast majority of people have a preference to be a part of a work team. But work teams don’t always work.
And few people understand that there is a systematic process for aligning the individuals to become a team. If you needed to team rapidly, if you needed a team to push to become a High-performance team, if you had a high-value team such as a bid team, do you have a process to get these results? Most just leave it up to chance.
Our Rapid Teaming process creates an effective way to successful teams every time. This not only supports long term relationships between the contract partner, but also enables them to perform at their best throughout the life of the project.
Teams are the DNA of your organisation. Our teaming solutions build a culture of teaming. A culture of teaming creates teams who become pockets of brilliance. Brilliant teams create a ripple effect, inspiring others and creating a powerful culture. A powerful teaming culture makes your business truly exceptional.
People have a social brain, meaning we are wired to work together – not alone. Together we are smarter, more effective, more engaged and more resilient. Pooling your people’s wisdom through a focus on teaming means you harness the brainpower of your organization. This makes your organisation smarter and more resilient in the face of change.
Organisations with a strong teaming culture have 6 key defining characteristics:
Small Giants Advisory is not taking new Teaming clients, outside of a research context, until the completion of our current Teaming engagements.
The current estimated wait time is 4-6 months.