Theory U and team performance: presence, participation, and productivity
Citation:Full Citation / Reference:Hays, J. (2014). Theory U and team performance: presence, participation, and productivity (Ch. 10; pp. 138-160). In Gunnlaugson, O., Baron, C., and M. Cayer (Eds.), Perspectives on Theory U: Insights from the Field. Hershey: IGI Global. NOTE: PAYWALL ACCESS TO FULL CHAPTER AT LINK BELOW
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This chapter applies Scharmer’s Theory U to team performance, productivity, and learning. Key topics covered include counterproductive thought patterns, or habits, and how they can be overcome; the complementary notions of collective presence and authenticity; and the critical contributions of shared reflection and dialogue to team learning and evolution. These and other elements of Scharmer’s Theory U enable extraordinary collaborative effort and confer team advantages in terms of innovation, competitiveness, and sustainability. Strategies presented for promoting team evolution help readers to see how Theory U might be put into practice in their respective organisations and communities.