Scientists and engineers, individually or as team members, are often expected to be chameleon-like.
They may be solving problems one minute, being part of a cross-organisational project the next. Working to their ‘home’ team rules in the morning, satisfying what matters to a client in the afternoon. Being expected to act as an expert; mentoring those just starting out; reporting at board-level on projects and progress.
This variety in working scenarios, relationships and expectations brings with it many assets… and challenges too.
I decided to explore this further which in turn inspired my white paper, Building High Performing Technical Teams.
Designed for people who lead, or aspire to lead, technical or technically-orientated groups it presents insights and tools to help build or sustain high performing technical teams; addressing performance and value, organisational impact and leadership.
Building High Performing Technical Teams includes…
- Technical talent: assets & challenges
- Understanding performance & value
- Team dynamics & culture conflict
- Leadership & technical teams
The paper is free to download with no email sign-up. It contains plenty of tips and insights based on real-life experience and complementary research plus a few models to help you on your team performance mission.
I hope you enjoy reading and please let me know if you have any questions or ideas to share.