Corporate / Institutional Training


HPT/WS (2) Tipping Point of Successful Change in Teams


Malcolm Gladwell is considered one of the greatest thinkers of our time.  Gladwell brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon which has changed the way people think.  He posits that the "tipping point" is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire (The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, 2002)

The "tipping point" is that "Aha" moment when out of the blue, we come to terms with a solution to a problem almost as if a light bulb has gone on in our head.  For many teams, challenges can be a tipping point for a low functioning team, however, these significant moments can contribute to meaningful, accelerated change.

Key Content and Learning Outcomes

    . discussion of how we can reach a tipping point of change
    . explore theories around change
    . trust and alignment as a factor of the tipping point
    . mutual identification as a means to achieve cohesiveness
    . willingness to experiment with new behaviors in a team
    . importance of a collective team culture
    . vicarious learning through listening and experiencing what others have done
    . dynamics of change - change models by John Kotter and Kurt Lewin
    . how we can induce tipping points for change
    . develop a team that thrives in tough times

Team members will work through the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team (Pat Lencioni) to see where vulnerability exists.  

Through the use of activities and discussion, we hope you will arrive at that "magic moment" where team members are accountable to each other and to the morale of the team.  Case studies will offer the opportunity to reflect on strategies and action plans for change.  Team members will learn a coaching model so that, in future, that would allow them to coach each other when they deviate from action points.

Instructional Materials will be provided.