June Monthly Meeting

Crafting Great Teams: Optimizing Your Hidden Means of Value Creation

Thursday, June 8, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

NEW LOCATION for 2017 Meetings! 

Hilton Garden Inn – 8401 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275

Cost: $30 Members, $40 Non-Members

At the Door: $40 Members, $50 Non-Members


As organizations, we tend to arrange vast swaths of productive effort into teams.  Busy executives often report participating in up to 20 teams, but they hesitate to admit that the majority of those teams fail to live up to their potential or deliver the business outcomes they could.  Too often, the teams most vital to our organizational success find themselves sub-optimized, or even in full crisis.


In this interactive session, we’ll take a look at our own team experiences in light of a new model and emerging new research to uncover our own insights about why some teams thrive and others falter.


Participants will engage in dialogue and learn about:

  • If so many of our numerous team experiences are “sub-par” (or even downright maddening), why don’t we focus more on how to make them effective?
  • Can you measure team effectiveness?  Can you generalize across teams? What do we see as the hallmarks of an effective team?
  • What are some of the best ways to target pragmatic improvement in a team’s effectiveness, and therefore in their business outcomes?


Ben Bratt, Principal and Founder, The Team Effectiveness Project

(formerly VP HR, Talent and Organization Capability at T-Mobile)

Ben is passionate about engaging teams, coaching leaders, and transforming people-related systems.  Throughout his 20+ years in Fortune 500 telecom, IT, and automotive companies, Ben gained global experience and broad leadership expertise.  Most recently, he was VP of Talent and Organization Capability at T-Mobile US, responsible for Talent Acquisition, Leadership and Organization Development, and Workforce Strategy and Insights. Previously he was with Sun Microsystems, Volkswagen of America, Ford Motor Company, and start-up company Model E.


In his current role as the Principal and Founder of The Team Effectiveness Project, Ben aims to unlock the true power of teams.  His Team Elements™ approach helps teams and leaders clarify and de-mystify their team experience, take ownership for their current situation and path forward, and ensure that every voice is included in the process.  Ben earned BA and MA degrees in Political Science (Calvin College and Tulane University, respectively) and a MA in Counseling from Michigan State University.


He resides in Bothell, WA.

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Event Location: Hilton Garden Inn - 8401 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 9827
Date & Time: Thursday, June 8, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.