“Teaminess” is not a dictionary word. Perhaps it should be.
Teaminess refers to a feeling of being one in effort, behavior, and communication toward achieving shared purposes. Team growth is a dynamic process that folds and unfolds on interaction with its environment. A team is influenced by and, in return, also influences its organization. This dynamic is continuous, and the alternative to
team growth is stagnation or attrition.
This talk presents the Team Self-Managing Canvas as a practical guide that supports positive engagement with managers. Unlike working agreements alone which are internally facing, teaminess requires active management of forces outside of the team’s control. The Self-Managing team canvas highlights key areas that team members and managers need to address to set the right context for enabling self-managing teamwork.