Effective team functioning is critical for success in the areas of strategy development, innovation, and organizational problem-solving. Team-level deficits can limit growth and weaken your competitive edge.

Our goal is to help companies create high performance teams by targeting both person-specific and group-level processes for development and growth.

The broad objectives of the training are to:

The teambuilding process typically occurs in two stages.

Phase I: Assessment and Formulation

In Phase 1, each member of the team is interviewed to pinpoint areas of strength and weakness with regard to team functioning. A development plan is created that specifies behaviors and processes that need to be changed to improve team functioning.

Phase II: Teambuilding Workshop

In Phase II, all members of the team are brought together for a half-day workshop to discuss opportunities for development and solutions to problems. The various dimensions of team functioning are discussed (i.e., roles and responsibilities, communication, performance management, problem-solving, leadership, rewards, climate, etc.) with particular reference to the characteristics of high-performance teams. Members are asked to evaluate their team on each dimension and the facilitator provides input from the Phase I assessment. The workshop provides members with the opportunity to problem-solve collectively, which substantially increases the probability that strategies will be implemented.

The final output is an action-plan that describes the steps needed to bring the team to the next level. The plan will specify concrete solutions to each problem, together with an indication of timelines and the resources needed to meet established objectives.

In some cases, results of the Phase 1 assessment reveal that short-term coaching and/or skill-based training is needed for some members of the team.