Team skills and behaviors are some of the toughest skills and behavior changes to engage and sustain, because they demand full commitment and consistency to be powerfully successful. If you’ve ever participated on a successful team, you can easily recall the experience – everything from who was on the team to what the team’s goals were. Good team experiences shape us in ways we never forget simply because they are so satisfying and engaging. However, sometimes, team work is some of the most difficult work you ever do, especially if you are a team expected to function within a hierarchical organizational structure. We can help get you there.
Our services can help your team be more effective by working with you to:
- Have effective meetings and internal communication
- Evaluate and build trust
- Turn destructive conflict to constructive conflict
- Create stronger relationships through discovery and disclosure
- Map team members behaviors and communication styles for better interpersonal interaction.
- Progress from a work group to a real team
Team Discovery Workshops, Assessments & Coaching
These include both full-day and half-day workshops where teams discover more about team structure, demands of team memberships, more about their team members, and the existing levels of trust within the group. These micro solutions can impact teams just getting started, or teams who are stuck or living in conflict, or are operating ineffectively without delivering or achieving results. These solutions are custom built for the stage of your team.
Contact us for a strategy conversation to discuss how these team micro solutions can improve your teams.
We will also train and certify you to carry on the work internally so that you can continue to build strong teams who deliver for your organization. Certify as an Instructor. Certify as a Coach. Or both.
Five Behaviors of a Team Program
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is as assessment-based learning experience that helps individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team in the most approachable, competent and effective way possible. Powered by Everything DiSC®, or the profiles help participants understand their own DiSC® styles. Brining together everyone’s personalities and preferences to form a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge – for individuals, the team and the organization.
What’s the Edge?
To gain this advantage, teams must:
Build Trust: 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.
Team Coaching: Get support and rigor around team behavior and team meeting practices to ensure the shift from how things are going now, actually change and improve around the team expectations and rules for engaging as a team.
Who is it For?
The program is designed exclusively for intact teams and work groups. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team harnesses the power of Everything DiSC™ and the clarity and simplicity of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model.
How Does It Work:
The Five Behaviors Model is used to help team members learn to work together more efficiently and effectively and become a more cohesive team A productive, high-functioning team:
- Make better, faster decisions
- Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
- Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict
- Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of lack of buy-in
- Creates a competitive advantage
- It’s more fun to be on!