Teams

Advancing Business People - Teams

Introduction

Teamwork is your ultimate competitive advantage because it's so rare and because it's more powerful than strategy, finance and technology.
Your business could outperform any competition if you get all you people rowing in the same direction at the same time.

If this sounds simple you're probably thinking why is teamwork so elusive. The answer is that teams comprise of imperfect people with innate dysfunctions such as personal biases, politics and backstabbing. So building a strong and effective team may be difficult but it's very simple and is your ultimate competitive advantage. Achieve customer satisfaction and retention, revenue growth and profitability to beat your competition!

Overview

The goal of this programme is simply to achieve a cohesive and effective team. It's powered by Everything DiSC and is based on the model described in Patrick Lencioni's best-selling book, 'The Five Dysfunctions of a Team'.

It is suitable for use with teams at all levels of your organisation. Whether you're responsible for a multi-national business or a small department we can help you build a cohesive team.

The Model

The delegates learn (as a team) how they scored on each of the five components of the model: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability and Results.

The results from the DiSC model help the delegates understand themselves and each other to create a stronger team.

Is this programme suitable for all teams?

No, it isn't and I do have alternatives if you'd like to give me a call.

There are two main criteria for suitability:

  1. Do you really have a team?  I define a team as 3 - 10 people (up to 12 if necessary) who share the responsibility of achieving a common goal and meet regularly.  If for example, you have a group of people reporting to the same manager who works with little interdependence the results may not meet your expectations.
  2. Your team must be 'intact'.  By this I mean the members must have worked regularly together so they have a clear understanding of their collective goal and the other team members weaknesses, strengths and unproductive behaviours.
Five Behaviors model_red

To create a cohesive team and gain a competitive advantage your team must move through the five levels of the pyramid.

~ Trust: Team members must be honest with each other and build trust based on vulnerability.

~ Conflict: When members trust each other they'll feel safe to engage in productive conflict.

~ Commitment: When members feel they're ideas have been listened to they find it easier to commit to decisions.

~ Accountability: When everyone is committed they are able to hold each other accountable.

~ Results: Finally we focus on achieving collective results to gain a competitive advantage!

five behaviours of a cohesive team - DOWNLOADS

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Team report poster
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