Teams have become a principal building block of the strategy of successful organizations. Whether the focus is on service, quality, cost, value, speed, efficiency, performance, or other similar goals, teams are the central methodology of most organizations in the private, non-profit, and government sectors. With teams at the core of the corporate strategy, your success as an organization can often depend on how well you and other team members operate together. How are your problem-solving skills? Is the team enthusiastic and motivated to do its best? Do you work well together?
In most teams, the energies of individual members work at cross purposes. Individuals may work extraordinarily hard, but their efforts do not translate into team effort, and this results in wasted energy. By contrast, when a team becomes more aligned, a commonality of direction emerges and individual energies harmonize.
How You Will Benefit:
• You will learn valuable team development ideas from other participants in a highly-interactive environment
• You will understand the value of working as a team
• You will recognize the critical role communication skills will play in building and maintaining a team atmosphere
• You will learn your team player style and identify how it can be used effectively within a team
• You will identify the ways that team members can be involved and grow in a team setting
What You Will Cover:
Team ground rules
The stages of team development
The Glen Parker Team Survey
Twelve characteristics of effective teams
Four activities teams need to do to stay effective
A comprehensive case study of a team with growing pains