Comparative Inspired Teams represents the next generation in team development. It is a framework that combines 20 years of research on Team Emotional Intelligence (TEI) with the principles of Agile development. Comparative Inspired Teams execute and innovate quickly.Created by:
Team Emotional Intelligence Meets Agile
When you combine two proven technologies, Agile, and Team Emotional Intelligence, you get awesome teams.
These teams know how to innovate, get things done quickly, and collaborate effectively.
Agile speeds team progress using a set of principles and processes. Agile often creates high-performance teams, but the team has no "map" for how to improve the team itself.
As a result, teams may struggle for a while before finding a route to reaching their full potential; some teams may never find their way to high performance.
Team Emotional Intelligence is a framework that provides such a “map” for building the team. TEI helps the team build a culture that allows it to energize members, build strong collaboration, and create psychological safety, trust, and team identity.
TEI has been shown to significantly boost performance; however, it does not provide a set of processes focused on accelerating the execution.
Create MeaningWe clearly define team goals.
Build ConnectionWe try to understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
Build SupportWe work to build connections outside the team.
Dr. Steven B. Wolff
Author, Team Emotional Intelligence
Together with Vanessa Druskat, he has developed a theory of team emotional intelligence that extends
the theory of individual emotional intelligence to the team level.
His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review. Inspired Teams, the next generation team framework, is grounded in research from TEI and incorporates critical concepts from Agile.