A Masterclass in Extreme Teaming: Recommendations from Professor Amy Edmondson
Apr 14, 2020
Building successful teams and empowering them to solve tough healthcare challenges can in itself be a challenge, which is why Novartis partnered with the NHS Leadership Academy to host an interactive teaming masterclass in the summer of 2019. Professor Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, delivered training and skills sessions to members of the Academy who took part in the immersive full-day event.
The masterclass in ‘extreme teaming’ aimed to support NHS leaders who are in the process of developing Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) across England by exploring how collaboration can be optimised and facilitate future sharing of experiences and best practice. Professor Edmondson recommended a four-part approach for teams that included, aiming high, teaming up, failing well and learning fast to increase the chance of success.
In addition to leadership skills, Professor Edmondson emphasised the importance of teams working within psychologically safe environments to ensure that all members feel that they can speak honestly about their objectives. The process taught leaders how to communicate effectively, encourage engagement and respond productively to negative feedback.
The event hoped to inspire and upskill NHS leaders to implement their ambitious long-term plan to implement ICSs across the health care system. We look forward to future collaborations with Professor Edmondson and the NHS to further support their goals for system integration, leadership development and partnerships.
To learn more about this masterclass read the full report here.