See how TEEM is helping industry professionals like you get the results you need:
Gus, a Senior R&D Director for a well-known S&P 100 tech company, came to us wanting to explore bio-inspired innovation concepts for the company's next product line. He told us his team of engineers and designers were very talented, but struggled with some issues common to creative teams. They were plagued by:
The team came alive with this process, and asked us to help them develop their innovation culture with an Evolving TEEM Culture Workshop.
Russell, a Senior HR Director, had big ideas and was eager to move them forward, but was increasingly frustrated by persistent disengagement and inertia:
Russell complained "I know my people are all-stars, but where's my dream team?" We suggested he issue open invitation across departments to our TEEM Culture Workshop series, and soon we had a core team of passionate teemers working to make change.
Camille was an experienced entrepreneur, a high-paced go-getter who seemed to know everyone. She'd worked corporate for 15 years and finally made the decision to start her own business. She didn't miss the bureaucracy and politics, and was passionate about her hard-won independence. She spoke of how important it was for her to run a "heart-centered business" that valued authentic relationships, and hoped to inspire other women to follow their dreams. Success was exciting, but the idea of scaling up was daunting:
Dana cared deeply about social justice and the environment. She was saddened by the Walmart-ization of her community, and appalled at the waste she saw everywhere. She found herself on the edge of despair, worrying for her children's future. It especially upset her that her own company created so much plastic waste. She asked her boss if they could use a more ecologically-minded supplier, but he denied her request. She thought about changing jobs or starting her own business, but her young family depended on the steady paycheck and benefits. She tried not to care too much—it was just a job after all. So, she focused on developing her own portfolio of skillsets, taking online classes, and networking outside of work. That's how she met Erik, an engineer who's "stupid boss" was always shutting down his ideas. Nothing ever seemed to change unless he ignored the rules, and his motto was “Ask forgiveness, not permission.” Dana and Erik joked they were like a "support group for the oppressed in the ghetto of corporate despair":
Dana and Erik met Amy, who worked in HR and was reading TEEMING. Together, the trio started an afterwork book club—"Teemers." With some effort, they convinced HR to bring Dr. Tamsin in for a voluntary half-day Evolve Your Innovation Culture workshop, which attracted people across the company, and ignited a small movement.