A team is a small number of people
with complementary skills who are committed to a common
purpose, performance goals and an approach for which they
hold themselves mutually accountable.
Real teams do real work and make
contributions to performance.
Real teams can potentially produce
performance superior to the sum total of individual performance.
They make better decisions and produce higher results. We can be
more insightful and more intelligent collectively than we can
possibly be individually.
In many organizations today, it is
increasingly evident that the potential impact of single teams, as
well as the collective impact of many teams, on the performance of
the organization is underexploited.
Work with us to identify and
capitalize on this untapped opportunity.
Discover proven team techniques used
by skillful leaders to gain commitment from its organization's
Focus on specific actions and
behaviors that leaders apply to team environments to achieve
extraordinary levels of team and individual performance.
Is your team a real team or just a work group?
do exemplary leaders effectively use teams to turn challenging
opportunities into remarkable successes?
Discover the answer to these questions and more:
What produces the best results: competition or collaboration, and
What are the benefits of teams? What are the potential drawbacks?
When should we use teams? When are individual contributors more
How can we increase team member buy-in?
What are the factors that promote team synergy and open the way to
achieving extraordinary results?
Are self-directed teams for us?
Team up with us to strengthen your organization's
team skills and team effectiveness.
We help your organization assess its current team skills and team
effectiveness. Then we help put appropriate development plans in
place and provide you tools to measure progress.
We provide engaging, interactive workshops for executive management,
middle management and team members to develop and strengthen team
skills and results throughout your organization.
We work with management in the areas of team member selection,
performance support and compensation programs to implement
practices in full alignment with your organization's strategic
Team Development Workshops
Our team workshops are customized to meet your specific
requirements. Our presentation approach is inspirational, engaging
and entertaining. Open discussion brings the presentation
environment to life. Participants see how to use this information in
their team roles. All team workshops use experiential learning
techniques that actively engage participants. We normally have the
participants attend with their teams.
MORE ABOUT TEAMS:
Team Development - All teams go
through a development cycle as they form, begin to achieve synergy
and ultimately mature. Learn how this development cycle evolves and
how to make it work for you. See how to identify the barriers to
achieving the next stage of development and what actions are
required to remove them. Understand how the departure of current
members and the entrance of new members impact the team's
development cycle. We work with you to learn at what stage of
development your team has evolved, identify the barriers to
achieving the next level and put action plans in place to remove
Team Performance - All teams
are capable of producing at a higher levels than the sum total of
the individuals on the team, but this does not always happen.
High-performing teams have specific characteristics and practices in
common. Learn what these characteristics and practices are, how to
measure where your team is at and how to develop your team to
achieve truly high levels of performance.
Team Member Roles
- Each team
member plays one or more roles on the team. Highly successful teams
have a good understanding of what the critical roles are and know
the positive contribution as well as the downside risk of each role.
Learn what these roles are and how they contribute to team and
- What is team
learning and how is it different from individual learning? For
continuous improvement to take place teams must learn and grow.
There are specific skills and behaviors associated with the team
learning process. Obtain these skills and apply them to your team
Facilitation and Leadership - Where does leadership come
from on your team? Where should it come from? Learn the skills and
practices associated with successfully leading and facilitating
- Is this a
good idea or not? What are the benefits...what are the risks? What
have others experienced? Gain the answers to these questions and
more as we explore the dynamics of self-directed works groups.
- These are teams whose members primarily interact
electronically and who may meet face-to-face only occasionally.
Examples of virtual teams include a team whose members work at
different geographic sites and a project team whose members
telecommute. The effective leadership and management can be very
different than traditional teams. What are the possible benefits of
virtual teams for your organization? What are the success factors?
How can high performance be achieved?
- Which works
best...individual compensation, team compensation or a combination
of both? Recognize the integral relationship between your
compensation program and achieving team success.
Fundamental Practices of Exemplary Team Leaders - Look
deeper into the dynamic process of team leadership and find
fundamental practices that enable team leaders to get extraordinary
things done. These practices are not the private property of a few
select leadership stars. They are available to anyone, in any
organization or situation, and have stood the test of time. Through
authentic, colorful examples, you'll see how ordinary people used
these practices to achieve remarkable results. Here we develop a
leadership model that positions individuals to consistently be at
their personal best.
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