Team Tempo Book
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”
Your team can’t improve how you work together if you’re always time-poor and attention-starved. After years of coaching teams at both Fortune 500s and Silicon Valley startups, we’ve found that our most impactful first step is helping teams more effectively manage their time together. By ensuring that the right meetings are taking place and that those meetings are run efficiently, we free up valuable time for deeper conversations and more meaningful work.
Our process is captured in our Team Tempo book, which offers step-by-step instructions on how and when to run your team meetings. By following our rhythm, your team will experience fewer useless meetings, have more time for action and reflection, and will become more capable of making continuous improvements to your work and how you work together.
Resources for Teams & Their Leaders
Our library of new ways of working includes more than 100 case studies and simple skills to help teams work together more effectively.
Our Top 5 Most Popular Resources:
- Our A-Z guide to culture books, exploring more than 25 culture books and their common topics
- What every innovation program gets wrong, a look at the challenges of scaling new ideas and innovations in mature organizations
- What to do when you hit 60 people, the common traps of growth for teams and startups alike
- Demystifying millennials at work, the commonalities and differences between generations
- How to conduct a 1:1, our learnings from interviewing high performing teams
At Medium, we opine at length on the challenges facing organizations, leaders, and teams.
Our Top 5 Most Popular Essays:
- Why Self-Organizing is So Hard, a first-hand look into radical forms of self-organization
- Organizing for the Unpredictable, as the unlikely becomes increasingly common, how do organization adapt?
- The Merchant of Death is Dead, our launch post sparked Ev Williams, co-founder of Twitter, to declare it one of the most profound company announcements he has ever read
- The Evolutionary Edge, an organization's ability to test and learn from their environment will dictate their long-term survival
- Culture is More than a Ping-Pong Table, how companies confuse perks with opportunities
Resources for Fellow Org Designers
At Goodreads we collect our favorite non-fiction books that influence our approach to organizational design.
In addition, here are the books on top of our reading list:
- Female Innovators at Work: Women on Top of Tech by Danielle Newnham
- Think Wrong: How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work That Matters, by John Bielenberg, Mike Burn, Greg Galle, and Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson
- Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe
- The Coaching Manual: The Definitive Guide to The Process, Principles and Skills of Personal Coaching (4th Edition) by Julie Starr
- The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age by Archie Brown