Team Building

Team Building

Understanding the characteristics and needs of different personalities leads to more effective communication. Making these personal differences objective facilitates the process of problem solving for powerful results.

Objectives

  • To encourage active participation in decision-making processes.
  • To encourage greater involvement with others for improved job satisfaction, morale, and business results.
  • To take responsibility for individual and group work situations.
  • To encourage support of others in the team building process.

I. Team Building — How mature is our team?

This part of the workshop increases self-awareness and confirms self-perceptions around team member behaviours. Participants learn how to analyze their contributions to the team and how to view those contributions against a team maturity model.

II. Personality Dynamics — Identifying our strengths.

This part of the program introduces the idea of personality preferences. A series of activities is designed to build on our understanding of each member on the team by asking the question, "Who am I?"

III. Problem Solving Strategies

Strategies for building an effective team are identified through a team problem-solving process. This process clarifies and builds on understanding one's own functioning and that of others. This awareness applies to the dynamics of team relationships and addresses the question, "How do we work together?" This interactive problem solving process provides a dynamic strategic approach to problem solving. In this part of the workshop, we take the challenges inherent in team building which were uncovered in Parts I and II and build a strategic approach for increasing team maturity and productivity.

The problem solving process unfolds as follows:

  • Identification of the problem.
  • Identification of the outcome.
  • Identification of the barriers.
  • Identification of the solutions.
  • Identification of the resources.

Individuals or teams explore a current issue taking a structured approach for solving their current problem. A problem is defined as the gap between the current reality and the expected outcome. If there is no gap, there is no problem.

When an individual or team is struggling to achieve an outcome requiring a creative solution, this process is a valuable use of time. No matter what the problem is, this process can lead to improved business solutions.

Seminar Outcomes

As a result of this workshop, individuals learn how to strengthen and build mature and effective teams. They learn how to individualize their communication and build stronger relationships. With this new understanding, the team produces more focused results moving the team to greater productivity.

Participants

This full-day program is for people from all levels of the organization who want to increase their effectiveness through stronger teamwork.

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