"Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."

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  • Effective teams motivate, challenge, reward, and support individuals who are trying to change the way they do things.  Teams can perform well for the following reasons:

    • They bring together complementary skills and experiences that, by definition, exceed those of any individual on the team.
    • In jointly developing clear goals and approaches, teams establish communications that support real-time problem solving and initiative.
    • Teams provide a unique social dimension that enhances the economic and administrative aspects of work.  Real teams do not develop until the people in them work hard to overcome barriers that stand in the way of collective performance.
    • Teams have more fun.

    Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith, "The Wisdom of Teams," (New York, McKinsey & Co. Inc, 1993)

    Unfortunately, taking a group of people from an organization, assigning them to a project, and designating a team leader, is not enough to form an effective team.  For teaming to convert visions and values into consistent action patterns, which is what organizational strategy and implementation are all about, team leaders and members need to learn the skills of effective teamwork.

    We combine facilitated planning sessions with a variety of workshops to help you foster better teamwork while developing individual team players.  Depending on your requirements we recommend a focus on one or more of the following areas:

    Strategic Planning

    • Defining your team's mission, vision and goals
    • Developing plans of action to achieve success

    Teaming Fundamentals

    • Developing your Team Charter
    • Establishing team norms
    • Group Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
    • Fostering individual and team accountability
      • Guiding people through change

    Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

    • Self Awareness and Self Management
      • MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Personality Assessment
      • People Skills®  Behavioral Styles
      • Emotional Intelligence (EQ) at Work
      • Trust
      • Communications & Feedback
    • Social Awareness
      • Understanding generational differences
      • The importance of organizational culture on individual and group performance
    • Relationship Management
      • Interpersonal Dialogue
      • Accountability
      • Conflict to Collaboration

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