The pandemic has resulted in a glut of new platforms for team collaboration. But team learning and development has been left out in the cold.
Thanks to Slack, Zoom, MS teams and multiple new virtual conference platforms, it’s possible for teams and groups of people of congregate on-line to run their business meetings.
But teams also need to focus on how best to organise themselves, and how to develop strong internal alignment. They need to carry out self-evaluation and fine-tune their working methods and practices. Like elite athletes, they need great coaching. Without this, they underperform massively. Industry studies routinely suggest that they can be 25% less productive. In a world where teams are increasingly dispersed and more people are working remotely, there is a huge risk that business teams will not be able to afford or access this type of support, further impacting their performance at a time when we need strong, healthy and productive teams.
Learning professionals have attempted to find imaginative ways to redesign their programmes for virtual delivery, with varying degrees of success. Sharing a screen online has enabled the same PowerPoint presentations to be delivered from the comfort of a bedroom. And various tools to drive interactivity such as polling, chat and breakout rooms have helped to break up the monotony.
We think teams deserve more than this. They have particular needs that demand to be addressed, and they need access to guidance and support that helps them navigate the plethora of daily challenges they face. They need to access this support regularly, easily and affordably.
We have a solution that means no team needs to be cast adrift. Our Solution is Muster and it’s coming very soon!
We have a saying in our business: ‘teams don’t become great by magic, unless that magic is Muster’. That’s because our Muster Toolkit is a new concept in team coaching. It is a repository of rich and immersive learning content, that provides teams with all they need to become high performing. The result is a dynamic alternative to those face-to-face team bonding sessions. Now, teams can not only meet online, but they can also interact with materials and content designed to stimulate the development of team skills, behaviours and performance.
Drawing on years of experience within the Learning and Development and business consultancy sector, the designers of Muster have created something that no business can afford to do without. A tool that ensures teams focus on the right things, develop the right capabilities, make the right decisions, behave in the right way, and deliver the best results.
And because we are working with world-class game designers, we are creating exciting and intuitive experiences that teams will want to come back to time and time again.
With Muster, you can set up a team meeting; keep a log of critical team decisions; monitor team performance and progress; complete surveys to measure how effective your team is in various operational areas; play immersive multi-player games that test and develop core teamworking skills; use interactive tools to improve thinking, planning and execution; and access a library of information and ideas that help your teams flourish.
Muster is a flexible product, allowing teams to run sessions of any length, at any time. Teams can choose to have an extended session where they work through a number of activities together in a sequence; or they can join a session to do just one short team activity. And whether you want us to facilitate a Muster session with your team, or train them to do it themselves, we have delivery options plans to suit all your requirements.
Muster is designed to be an accessible product. No matter where in the world your teams are; whether they share an office or are spread across different sites, cities and countries; whether they are mobile or not; and whether they have low or high-spec devices, Muster is available to them all. We point you to the nearest available server and as long as you have a decent Wi-Fi connection, you’re good to go.
Muster is a truly original product that will become a staple tool for the best teams. So, get in touch if you’d like an early look or to book a demonstration of Muster in full flight.