Designing Authentic Connections Conference Session:

Re-imagining the Team Health Check: Explore how digital team development fosters connection and collaboration in a virtual world.

Sarah Heller

Category: Organization Design in Action

Sarah Heller is an internal Organization Effectiveness consultant at Dolby Laboratories ( where she partners with business leaders to transform their organization and culture to align with the company’s strategic direction. In her engagements advancing more collaborative, adaptive and resilient teams, Sarah aims to create the bridge between the present and the future with practices and tools that empower leaders to sustain long-term change.

Sarah has dedicated her career to improving how organizations and people work so they can achieve great things. She is a former management consultant from Deloitte’s Human Capital practice and Slalom’s Business Advisory Services group where she delivered strategic change, org design and technology adoption solutions to private and public sector clients. 

Sarah obtained a bachelor’s of Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Organizational Management from the George Washington University; she is a lifelong learner of leadership, holistic well-being and human motivation. Sarah resides in San Francisco with her husband and rescue dog Juneau the Jack Russell Terrier.

Designing healthy, thriving teams to deliver value in today’s dynamic work environment is no easy feat. Join us for an experiential session on team effectiveness in a post-COVID era and participate in a team health demo. You will leave with a framework to stimulate discussion about a group’s performance and ideas on how it might be adapted to support your engagements. 


As org designers we are often at the forefront of their company’s efforts to create agile teams and networks in newly remote/ hybrid work places. Techniques and tools that intentionally foster connection and collaboration across these groups are critical to their performance and help deliver the promised change. 

Come to this highly participatory session to experience how a structured team activity, the digital ‘Team Health Check,’ can unlock agility in a virtual-first work environment. We will begin with a conversation about effective teams and the inherent challenge in a post-COVID era. You will then participate in a mock ‘Team Health Check’ activity, which includes both a survey and debrief component, and have time to discuss how it might be adapted to support your work.

We will leave you with a framework to stimulate discussion about a team’s performance and a blueprint for action. We look forward to sharing insights and co-creating new learnings with you.

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