Effective teams motivate, challenge, reward, and support individuals
who are trying to change the way they do things. Teams can
perform well for the following reasons:
- They bring together complementary skills and experiences that,
by definition, exceed those of any individual on the team.
- In jointly developing clear goals and approaches, teams establish
communications that support real-time problem solving and initiative.
- Teams provide a unique social dimension that enhances the economic
and administrative aspects of work. Real teams do not develop
until the people in them work hard to overcome barriers that stand
in the way of collective performance.
- Teams have more fun.
Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith, "The Wisdom of Teams,"
(New York, McKinsey & Co. Inc, 1993)
Unfortunately, taking a group of people from an organization, assigning
them to a project, and designating a team leader, is not enough
to form an effective team. For teaming to convert visions
and values into consistent action patterns, which is what organizational
strategy and implementation are all about, team leaders and members
need to learn the skills of effective teamwork.
We combine facilitated planning sessions with a variety of workshops
to help you foster better teamwork while developing individual team
players. Depending on your requirements we recommend a focus
on one or more of the following areas:
- Defining your team's mission, vision and goals
- Developing plans of action to achieve success
- Developing your Team Charter
- Establishing team norms
- Group Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
- Fostering individual and team accountability
- Guiding people through change
Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
- Self Awareness and Self Management
- MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Personality Assessment
- People Skills® Behavioral Styles
- Emotional Intelligence (EQ) at Work
- Communications & Feedback
- Social Awareness
- Understanding generational differences
- The importance of organizational culture on individual and
- Relationship Management
- Interpersonal Dialogue
- Conflict to Collaboration
to Talent Development