Teambuilding

Without trust and collaboration you have no team.  Without teamwork you have no business. 

Merriam Webster’s definition fits the bill nicely; teamwork is “… work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole”.  The trick is getting people to behave like this.  You can train them in the principles of teamwork, you can show them the plusses and the minuses.  If, though, they haven’t learnt the genuine importance of the topic and been shown real-life practical applications, real-life benefits and the real-life ease with which teamwork can be accomplished, it’s likely to count for nothing.  This training is about all of the above!

Learning Goals

This training starts and ends with complete and proper understanding.  Understanding:

  • the team concept
  • what we need to stop, start and continue doing to make the team work
  • the importance of real, empathic listening to creating and sustaining a team
  • the blockers and enablers to successful teambuilding arising from “communication”
  • who we are and how we want to be perceived within the team.

This training is interactive, practical, fast moving and comprehensive.  It’s liberally punctuated with illustrations, discussion, exercises, examples, and hints and tips.  It works.

“Learning how cooperation is essential to long-term group effectiveness and achieving a common objective”

Teambuilding Course Details

Purpose

To show you how to enhance our teamwork, trust and collaboration skills, and how individual work-styles affect team relationships.

Course Overview

By the end of this training, you will know 1) the elements of cooperation 2) the importance of those “elements” to building a cohesive and successful team 3) the techniques that make those “elements” work.

Communication is key to developing trust and cooperation in a group. The broad term of “communication” includes many concepts from expressing one’s thoughts clearly to listening and interacting with others effectively. There are four elements of communication that contribute to group trust and cooperation and the ability to achieve a common objective.
They are group communication, active listening, body language, and group interaction. Using discussion, examples, exercises and role-play, this training addresses the Teambuilding topic via the key components shown below.

Course Content

The Becks Model

  • Assess and understand what’s critical to clear communication and behavioural expectations within the team

Stop / Start / Continue

  • Identifying activities throughout the workshop that the team should stop/start or continue

The Forgotten Art of Listening

  • Understanding the world from the point of view of others

Gaining Clarity

  • Understanding the blockers and enablers to communication

Telling your Story

  • Telling your team who you are and how you want to be perceived

The Finale

  • The things you can do today and from this day forward; review and goal setting