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Team Effectiveness

Team Assessment & Development  

Gone are the days of the proverbial Lone Ranger in our workplaces. The work we do in today’s organizations is almost exclusively teamwork. Consider how many hours a week you spend in collaborative meetings or working on team projects. Identifying, managing, and performing work in teams is the new norm. Functional, customer-centric, matrixed, ad hoc, or other types of team have evolved to become a standard layer in the fabric of most organizations. Stronger teams create better business results.

We have created a robust team effectiveness program designed to expertly form and define a team as well as discuss teamwork and team results. Utilizing The Five Behaviors™ model and materials (based on Patrick Lencioni’s best-selling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Cohesive Team), participants gain a better understanding of themselves, the personalities on their team, and how they can effectively work together. This program has a simple goal: to facilitate a learning experience that helps employees and their organizations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team.

    Program Outcomes

    • Discover the value of establishing a cohesive team
    • Establish emotional grounding for team members to build trust and commitment
    • Create a commitment among team members to how the team will succeed
    • Provide team information needed for follow through on a team creating a development plan
    • Improve team functionality and engagement
    A pyramid with the words results, acountability, commitment, conflict, and trust, that are important elements for team effectiveness

    Trust One Another When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, they are able to build vulnerability-based trust.

    Engage in Conflict Around Ideas When there is trust, team members are able to engage in unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas.

    Commit to Decisions When team members are able to offer opinions and debate ideas, they will be more likely to commit to decisions.

    Hold one Another Accountable When everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable.

    Focus on Achieving Collective Results The ultimate goal of building greater trust, conflict, commitment, and accountability is one thing: the achievement of results.

      Meeting Design and Facilitation  

      Our expert facilitators bring their business skills to this work, supporting you in the design and expert facilitation of key meetings or important events. Our consultants can monitor the team effectiveness of your meetings and offer recommendations for equipping managers with tools they can use to organize materials, set an agenda, and keep a meeting on task.

        We partner with you on

        • Annual department, functional, or organizational alignment meetings
        • Strategic planning session
        • Cross-functional team collaboration
        • Team problem-solving events
        • All leader meeting events to roll-out new initiatives
        • Focus groups to collect data to solve or align on organizational needs

        FACILITATION TIP

        It’s not easy to play the dual role of partipant and facilitator. When it important for everyone on the team to participate in a key meeting, consider bringing in a dedicated facilitator to make sure the meeting runs smoothly and everyone’s voice is heard.

        Project and Process Management  

        Our expert facilitators bring their business skills to you for support in the design and consulting of work to create or improve in key organizational projects or processes.

        We bring project and process management experts to support you in projects that you are not able to resource internally. Using Agile Methodology and other quality and process thinking modalities, we support you in designing and executing this work to solve business problems.

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