Are Your Teams Working?
Do you have really smart, talented people on your teams, but it seems like they aren’t as committed or enthusiastic as you would like them to be? Do you think that conflicting personalities may be getting in the way of forward movement? Are you at a loss as to how to turn that around?
Maybe your team is working, but you would like to be able to maximize strengths, minimize blind spots, or work better cross-functionally to achieve goals. Perhaps you have a great team that you would like to take to the next level of high performance.
Most teams have some amount of dysfunction. But even high functioning teams, where people are working well together, benefit when team members get to know and understand each other at a deeper level. This is because there is an “I in Team”. Teams are made up of individuals who have different perspectives, opinions, ideas, communication and decision making styles, leadership and work styles, ways of expressing emotions, strengths and blind spots, etc. Different perspectives can lead to misunderstanding, poor communication, lack of trust and a slowdown in work place productivity, all of which impact the bottom line.
Engaging in Team Development
This is where we come in; we facilitate a process of Team Development to help your teams work more collaboratively to reach their goals. First, we help team members understand theirs and others’ perspectives to aid in building real and authentic trust. Then, we help you put this understanding into action to change the nature of how to get work done by working with, rather than against, these differences.
Through our team development processes, we can help you identify and resolve the root causes of mediocre or sub-par teamwork, or propel the best of teams to achieve more. We know that all teams have different dynamics and issues – so we match the process with the issues. But we can’t do it without your commitment to the process; true collaborative teamwork takes sustained effort on the part of all team members; and, the benefits are worth the effort it takes to get there.
The Benefits of Developing Your Team
No matter where you team is now, you will see the benefits of Team Development by partnering with us to take your team to the next level of performance. Working together with you and your team, we can guide you to transform your team culture to be one of highly fluid interpersonal dynamics- which leads to happier team members. Armed with our time tested and researched tools, methodologies and insights, your team members will be empowered with the right tools to start ‘rowing in the same direction’ to meet goals and with more satisfaction.
Engaging in Team Development will help your teams:
- Understand the importance of team dynamics and working better together
- Develop self-awareness to achieve mutual understanding
- Learn to communicate more effectively with one another
- Create an atmosphere of trust and respect for differences
- Gain clarity around team roles and responsibilities
- Appreciate team members’ styles and flex to meet each others needs
- Build a foundation to foster peer-to-peer accountability
- Unwind historical and cross-functional team conflict
- Identify and address team strengths and blind spots
- Design and facilitate more effective meetings
- Manage projects more effectively
Our Team Development Tools
Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team Model and Team Assessment
MBTI® Step I™
MBTI Step II™
EQ-i 2.0® and EQ-i 2.0 360
FIRO-B and FIRO-Element B®
Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument™