team launch

give every team a strong foundation

Research by J. Richard Hackman, who spent decades studying team performance, shows that 60% of the variation in team effectiveness is attributable to the design of the team, 30% to the way the team is launched. Team design isn’t just limited to hiring awesome people, but it considers the nature of the work, clarity in goals and enabling supports.

form a team identity and cultural norms

  • Establish the team's identity in the company
  • Describe the one thing this team needs to succeed at
  • Surface the psychological safety hazards
  • Agree working hour availability
  • Assess tool suitability for collaboration
  • Explicitly design team culture

design a 'System of Work'

  • Critique and design the team workflow
  • Negotiate decision delegation to accelerate change
  • Identify the handover points that slow the team down
  • Determine the metrics that drive performance
  • Catalogue the organisational policies applicable to the team
  • Clarify the roles, expertise and cross-skilling within a team

streamline communication within the team
  • Declutter communication between team members
  • Redesign regular team events to save time

The remote:af Team Launch is a comprehensive program that helps your team align on the workflows, social norms, communication channels, and success measures that are essential for successful remote work. Through a mix of synchronous and asynchronous collaboration, your team can create a "living document" that can mature and update as your team evolves.

A remote:af Team Launch can be completed in as little as three hours. In this time your team will intentionally design their culture, optimize how they deliver outcomes and streamline communication. Each outcome on the right has a predefined activity, so it's easy to focus your collaboration time on the high value items.

what makes a tool?


There's no one-size-fits-all approach. Our tools are crafted to give you and your team the steps a world-class consultant would use.


The tools aren't just individual solutions - they work together to create a dynamic and impactful system that drive material business outcomes.


Each tool is like a buffet of delicious business solutions - pick and choose only the options that are right for you. Plus, you can always come back for seconds.

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