Teams are an important building block of successful organizations. Whether the focus is on service, quality, cost, value, speed, efficiency, performance, or other similar goals, teams are the basic unit that supports most organisations.
With teams at the core of corporate strategy, an organisation’s success can depend on how well team members operate together. How are their problem-solving skills? Is the team enthusiastic and motivated to do its best? Do they work well together? This course can help participants get there!
This course will help you teach participants:
• The value of working as a team
• Ways to develop team norms, ground rules, and team contracts
• How to identify their team player style and how to use it with their own team
• Techniques for building team trust
• The stages of team development and how to help a team move through them
• The critical role communication skills will play in building and maintaining a team atmosphere
• Ways that team members can be involved and grow in a team setting
Establishing Team Norms
This session will look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of teams. Participants will also explore ground rules and team contracts.
Working as a Team
During this session, participants will learn how to use the Degrees of Support to help a team work through controversial issues.
Your Team Player Type
Next, participants will score their pre-assignment and identify their team player type. Participants will then work in small groups to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their type and how to use this information to their advantage.
Building Team Trust
Trust is one of those mainstay virtues. It is the bond that allows any kind of significant relationship to exist between people. In this session, participants will explore some ways to establish and build trust on their team.
The Stages of Team Development
Every group of people, whether they are a team or just a group working together, grows and evolves. Participants will spend this session looking at Tuckman and Jensen’s five stages of team development: forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning.
What are virtual teams? What strategies can be used to ensure the success of virtual teams? How can virtual teams bond? These are some of the topics covered in this session.
If a team is going to succeed, its members must be able to communicate well with each other. This session will cover some basic principles of communication.
Becoming a Good Team Player
To wrap the course up, participants will think about ways to increase interaction among their team and build trust.
Become TEA certified today.
Volume of Learning: 8-hours