Understanding Teams as Human systems

Course 2 in 3 Modules

Course 2 – Modules 1, 2, and 3

Understanding Teams as Human Systems – The Secret Sauce for Effective Teams

Understanding human systems is the secret sauce for building productive and engaging teams! “Human systems” is a new term for many. A human system is any group of people that impact one another.

Understanding human systems is important because individual people tend to be shaped by system behavior such as group norms and organizational culture rather than people shaping system behavior.

In this topic, you’ll discover the significance of human systems and how to focus system behavior to benefit your team and organization.

The Understanding Human Systems Course in Three Modules

Module 1

The Importance of Human Systems 

The term “human systems” is not much used in our society. At the same time, we all live and work in human systems of all kinds including our families, work groups, churches, and friend groups. And those human systems are managing us more than we are managing them. This module will help us understand what going on.

Module 2

The Role of Individuals in Human Systems  

Some human systems work very well and some are dysfunctional. This module will look at how each member of a human systems is contributing to it functionality or it problems. This give us the leverage we need to create change is human systems.

Module 3

Creating Change Human Systems 

We all want to be part work teams, families and friendship groups that work well. In some we mgiht need to create some change. Now that you undstand human systems and your role of them, this module will help you do so!

Let’s get going!

Module 1, The Importance Human Systems

Module One Introduction

Welcome to Self-Mastery & Choice, the first module of the course, Understanding Teams as Human Systems – The Secret Sauce for Making Teams Work.

It has five steps:When we don't see or understand human systems, they changes more than we change them.

  1. A video explaining human systems with examples
  2. An interesting article that demonstrates the importance of understanding human systems
  3. A one-page list of the salient points about human systems
  4. A video with an exercise demonstrating human systems with discussion of what works and what doesn’t
  5. A short quiz designed to help you retain what you’ve learned
    Enjoy!

Step 1: Concepts & Examples Video

Step 2 The Fascinating Story of a CEO

Click to read the article, The Secret Sauce for Making Teams Work

Step 3: The Basic Principles of Human Systems, A List

Step 4: Exercise & Discussion Video

Click the link for the instructions for the exercise in the video Module 1 Exercise

Step 5: Module 1 Quiz

Quiz for Module 1 of Human Systems

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To create positive change in human systems, leaders need to be ... 

2 / 4

The synergy of human systems ...

3 / 4

Why do dysfunction human system persist in being dysfunctional?

4 / 4

Which statement about human systems is NOT true?

Your score is

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What's next?

We hope you enjoyed The Importance of Human Systems, the first of the three modules of the Understanding Human Systems course.

If you have any questions about this module, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Broom at michael@chumans.com.

Up next is the The Role of Individuals in Human Systems module. Leaders have the not-so-easy task of managing the behavior of their human systems toward accomplishing their goals. In this module we’ll move another step toward that goal by exploring the role of individuals in human systems. We have three critically important points to make.

  1. We exist only in human systems. Independence is a myth regardless of the philosophies of individualism.
  2. For a system to be doing what it is doing, everyone or thing in that system must be doing what it is doing.
  3. The effectiveness of human systems over time is proportional to (1) the quality of alignment of its members with the goals of the system and (2) the quality of the relationships within the system.

Rani and I look forward to continuing to serve you!

If you have any questions or thoughts for us, leave a message for Dr. Broom in the Community Forum.

Module 2, The Role of Individuals Human Systems

Module Two Introduction

In this module, The Role of Individuals in Human Systems, we’ll move another step toward the goal of being able to create change in them by exploring the role of individuals in human systems. We have three critically important points to make.

It has three steps:

  1. A video explaining  with examples how each member of a team or other human system is contributing to whatever the team or systems is doing. This gives us the ability to create change in the systems.
  2. A video with an exercise demonstrating how how individuals contribute to the system.
  3. A short quiz designed to help you retain what you’ve learned
    Enjoy!

Step 1: Concepts & Examples Video

Step 2: Exercise & Discussion Video

Click the link for the instructions for the exercise in the video Module 2 Exercise.

 

Step 3: Module 2 Quiz

Quiz for Module 2 of Understanding Human Systems

1 / 4

Which statement is true?

2 / 4

Human systems are doing what they are doing because. . .

3 / 4

My impact in my human systems, such as the teams I'm on and my family. . .

4 / 4

Which is most related to the effectiveness of human system?

Your score is

What's Next?

We hope you enjoyed The Role of Individuals in Human Systems, the second of three modules in the Understanding Human Systems course.

If you have any questions about this module, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Broom at michael@chumans.com

Up next is the Creating Change In Human Systems module.

In the first module we began to see what human systems are and how important they are. In second module we explored the role of individuals in human systems. In this third, pay-off module we will see the steps we need to actually help our human systems behave with high levels of both productivity and engagement.

Module 3, Creating Change in Human Systems

Module Three Introduction

We hope you enjoyed The Role of Individuals in Human Systems, the second of the three modules of the Understanding Human Systems course.

Up next is the Creating Change in Human Systems module. As a leader finding a way to turn a dysfunctional team into an effeective one is vitally important!

It has four steps:

  1. A video explaining  with examples how each member of a team or other human system is contributing to whatever the team or systems is doing. This gives us the ability to create change in the systems.
  2. A video that focus on changing dysfunctional teams and human systems.
  3. A video with an exercise demonstrating how how individuals contribute to the system.
  4. A short quiz designed to help you retain what you’ve learned

Enjoy!

Step 1: Concepts & Examples Video

Step 2: Changing Dysfunctional Teams Video

The video will discuss “The Big Share.” Here’s a pdf of a generic Big Share The Big Share

Step 3: Exercise & Discussion Video

Click the link for the instructions for the exercise in the video Module 3 Exercise.

 

Step 4: Module 3 Quiz

Quiz for Module 3 of Understanding Human Systems

1 / 3

To create positive change in human systems, leaders need to be ... 

2 / 3

In a safe team, which item is NOT useful?

3 / 3

Which item is NOT a good reason for team members to interrupt each other?

Your score is

What's Next?

We hope you enjoyed the three modules of the Understanding Teams as Human Systems course. It, along with Conscious Use of Self, are the foundation of the entire program.

If you have any questions about this module, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Broom at michael@chumans.com.

Next is the third course in the Leadership and Self-Mastery program, Getting the Support You Need for Success. You will learn to develop the critical mass of support needed to accomplish the goals that all leaders have. You will also learn to develop a personal support system to maintain your self-mastery. After all no one has ever accomplish anything of significance alone! Here is where you will learn to develop the support that will work for you.

Well done!

You Are Achieving Excellence in Leadership!

The next course Getting the Support You Need for Success covers in two modules the key areas that you will find immediately useful to get to the success that you desire. The two modules are:

  1. The Importance of Support Systems
  2. Critical Mass Support Systems

Don’t miss it. It’s ready to go!