Why it’s important

Within every organization, people are asked to team with others. Teams are often placed together with little to no system for knowing how effectively to achieve goals together and how to overcome challenges in the team process.

People on teams benefit with understood areas of accountability and authority to accomplish the work. People on teams benefit when they know what they are individually responsible for and what others expect from them. People on teams benefit when the connection of their, the team and the organization’s goals are valued and contribute to the work.

What Is It?

An interactive team coaching and consulting process that looks at the team tasks, team members, and team as whole leading to resonant, high-performance teams that produce results and profits, including:

  • Increasing retention of talent
  • Decreasing completion time for projects and tasks
  • Improving satisfaction with work making your organization, team and you better
  • Developing and honing interpersonal skills that are needed for successful completion of projects and goals, leading to an increase in your value to the team and the organization.
  • Teams quickly accomplish team tasks and can incorporate the successes into knowledge into their work.

Who Is It For?

  • People who work on any team, and need teamwork to accomplish shared and individual goals
  • Newly formed and intact teams

What Are the Outcomes?

You will walk away with:

  • A solution-focused, evidence-based model
  • Facilitative and managerial leadership of teams
  • Effective prevention and intervention methods to address challenging team member behaviors
  • A process to create buy-in for goals and objectives from people who are outside the team

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What Are the Areas of Focus?

While every team development process changes to meet your team where they are, the following areas of focus are meant to share what will be accomplished and developed within your team.

Roles and Responsibilities of Teams

While a team leader must ensure that the work gets done, it is not their responsibility to complete do all the work. The reason for having a team is that each member brings something essential to the work so that the work is divided among team members.

Content will focus on challenges common to teams and ways to ensure that there is a system with areas and overlaps of accountability and authority.

Goal Setting & Time Span

The essence of team management is goal-directed behavior. The underpinning of everything a team does can be traced back to a goal.

Learning includes creating effective goals, types of goals, and action plans to follow up on goals.

High-Performance Teams

Teams that are high performing and deliver consistent results come from a purposeful process and method that includes both behaviors and tasks. These align with the goals, values and commitments that are discussed, coached, and evaluated throughout the life span of the team.

The Team Performance Model will be presented, using case study application.

Decision Making

Decision making is necessary for every role on a team; the value in one’s position comes from the decisions made.

Learning includes making effective decisions including time spans for manager, team, and employee; when to delegate decision making; and the use of several decision methods.

Team Management and Leadership

The team leader has a challenging role to fill. To drive performance results and serve the team in completing its goal.

Learning includes three areas: achieving the task or goal of the teamwork; building and maintaining the team; and developing the people on the team as individuals.

Effective Communication of Team Goals and Information

All teamwork is achieved through communication with others: communication to the team itself, to people that the team needs assistance from, and to management staff who are holding the team accountable to complete its work.

Learning includes the many strategies and techniques to ensure that communication yields favorable results.

Team Planning

Everyone knows that planning is essential, yet we seldom spend the necessary time or use a sequence of practical steps.

Learning includes a model to increase planning effectiveness.

Team Based Problem Solving

This topic takes problem-solving to the team level. We begin by looking at our beliefs about team problem solving.

A problem-solving process will be introduced that can immediately be used with your team.

Getting Work Done

While the team is working, a continual focus on what the work is and how it is getting completed is necessary. Combining all the earlier lessons from this process along with your past and current team experiences, we will explore what to do during the team process to continually drive team performance.