|Twelve Angry Men: Teams That Don’t Quit |
Are your teams plagued by heavy-handed leadership, constant conflict, lack of genuine discussion, and diversity issues? If so, you may want to do them a favor and buy this video. This presentation blends narrative and film clips from the 1957 movie classic Twelve Angry Men to demonstrate and explain complex team issues. Twelve Angry Men details a jury deliberation in which the jury members overcome interpersonal conflicts and prejudices to reach consensus on the innocence of an alleged murderer. Important lessons of leadership, diversity, dialog, conflict, and consensus decision making make this a compelling viewing for any team…especially the tough ones. Video purchase includes a 34-page Leader's Guide. (25 minutes, English only)
Twelve Angry Men: Teams That Don't Quituses selected clips from the classic movie starring Henry Fonda and a stellar supporting cast. It presents a vivid example of a team fighting its way to success. In scene after scene, we watch the intense interactions among members of a jury in a murder case. Charged by the judge to "do your duty," this team of jurors must determine whether the accused is guilty or not guilty.
This innovative video highlights five important concepts of great significance to our life at work:
- Open inquiry
- Accepting responsibility for making a decision
- Equality of team members as participants in the process
- Value of conflict in uncovering ideas and new information
- The essential role of diversity in making effective decisions
Twelve Angry Men: Teams That Don't Quitis narrated by Dr. Margaret Wheatley, former professor of management at Brigham Young University and author of several best-selling books on leadership and organizational behavior. Dr. Wheatley shows us the parallels between the dramatic confrontations we see on the screen and certain behaviors familiar to work groups.
The video is divided into five key-message segments:
Segment 1: A Different Kind of Leadership: Effective team leaders encourage everyone to participate on an equal basis.
Segment 2: The Decision-Making Environment: A work group entrusted with a decision cannot allow itself to avoid its responsibility, but must stay together and work through its differences.
Segment 3: An Assumption of Equality: "One person, one vote" is the operating rule for effective teams. Every idea is heard without judgment or comment, every idea has equal value.
Segment 4: The Nature of Conflict: When team members have a common goal and feel accountable to each other, conflict can safely be used to see and understand varying points of view.
Segment 5: Diversity and Inclusion: Quality decisions depend on tapping the diversity of experience present in a group.