MethodKit for Team Development

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MethodKit for Team Development was made in collaboration with Hyper Island.

WHY METHODKIT FOR TEAM DEVELOPMENT?

We wanted to create a smart tool that highlights the most important bits and pieces of successful team development. It is hard to keep everything on one’s mind. And even if you do manage to reach an understanding, the rest of the team might not!

MethodKit for Team Development is a deck of cards that helps you clarify thoughts and align your team. It gives you an overview of the key aspects of working together. A tool to help you work better as a team.

MethodKit for Team Development contains 65 illustrated aspect cards, each with a key issue or method that aids in defining and giving structure in working together. The cards become catalysts to accelerate the team development process, they support you when you get stuck and provides your team with overview. We believe that the cards makes things so much easier.

We wrote an article together with Hyper Island that explains more of our thoughts behind the kit. You can find more of the tools used at Hyper Island in their Toolbox.

THE CARDS

HOW TO USE

MethodKit for Team Development can be used in a range of different situations. Define company & team culture, discuss how you do things and how it can be made better, when starting with a new team or constellation. Doing follow-up on group performance. You can sort out what is important and discuss with support from the cards. Use them to in follow-up meetings, on walls, for making mind maps, to do evaluations, or with clients.

Here are a few examples of how the kit can be used:

Project Point of Departure: Use the kit as a framework for a project kick-off workshop. Select 10-15 cards that represent the most important elements for the team to define/agree upon at the beginning of the project. Lay out the cards on a table or post them on the wall. Explore and discuss each card using post-its to document ideas and agreements along the way.

Team Alignment: Use the kit to help your team stay aligned and focused throughout a process. Have short alignment meetings in which each member chooses one card that they feel the team should discuss. Spend 10 minutes on each card, sharing perspectives and reflections as a team.

Evaluation Processes: Use the kit to structure wrap-up or project evaluation session. Choose a selection of cards that represent important areas for the team to look back, reflect on and evaluate. Work through each card, discussing what went well and what could be improved in that area.

Team Coaching: If you work as a coach or facilitator of teams, you can use this kit in a range of simple workshop methods. For example, in a team coaching session, invite the team to collaboratively choose 7 cards that they believe are the most important areas for them to develop. Then use those cards to craft reflection questions, team-building exercises and other supporting mechanisms.

Explore How to use MethodKit in general.

THE ICONS

The icons have been crafted with usefulness and simplicity in mind. They are representations of the different parts of doing projects.

TECH SPECIFICATION

Paper: 350g/m3
Lamination: Matte
Printed: in Stockholm

Additional information

Language

Arabic, Arabic (Release: May 31), English, English (Release September 14), English (Release: Sept 14), French, French (Release June 30), French (Release: May 31), German, Portuguese, Russian, Russian (Release: May 31), Spanish, Swedish

Size

Large, ~A6, Small, ~A8

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