Teamwork

Introducing

TEAMWORK

A practical workshop to energize your team, and provide them with the tools to work together and achieve challenging goals.

BACKGROUND

Teams, groups and committees are the major vehicle for getting the work done in most organizations. This is a necessity since some tasks can only be done by the co-operative effort of a number of people.

In order to complete this challenging task, your team needs to be cohesive, focused, dedicated and creative.

Our intensive workshop will give your team members the enthusiasm and the tools to work effectively together.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

At the end of the workshop participants will;

  • Understand the ingredients of an effective team;
  • Evaluate their team's strengths and weaknesses;
  • Learn about one another to be able to appreciate and take advantage of the diversity of personalities in the team;
  • Learn to work together;
  • Be able to communicate in the style of each person so as to avoid conflict;
  • Manage their differences (conflict) effectively.

TRAINING PROCESS

The training will be practical, with a focus on the development of skills. The workshop will be customized to include role-plays and simulations that will match the reality of the workplace. It will employ state-of–the-art adult education techniques that enable people to learn by listening, seeing and hands-on practice. Participants will benefit from ongoing feedback from their peers and the facilitator.  The workshop will include a drum circle, which will illustrate the power and joy of being in a successful team as well as the critical ingredients for success.

The atmosphere will be informal, interactive and "safe" in order to encourage participation and openness.

This workshop process will develop the confidence in participants to put their skills into action right away.

Participants will have the ability to call on the facilitator informally at any time, during or after the workshop, for help regarding the use of any skills that they learned in the workshop.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM

One day for intact teams.  Two days for team leaders.

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE

TEAMS AND GROUPS

  • Why do we need teams.

  • Teamwork: a process of a fad?

  • What is a team? 

  • How teams differ from a groups? 

  • The four critical ingredients of an effective team. 

  • Why teams have so much discord. 

TEAMBUILDING STRATEGIES

  • The four stages of team development. 

  • How to judge the maturity of your team. 

  • Knowing when you're in the "storm" stage. 

  • Three strategies that will extricate the team from their "storm" phase and move them closer to "perform". 

  • A survey of team. Identifying and defining the team's strengths and weaknesses. Planning for improvement.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR PEERS AND THEIR 'GIFTS'

  • Diversity of personalities: a strength or a weakness? 

  • How diversity can improve performance and why it sometimes blocks progress. 

  • Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ to find out how each person in the team is able to make a unique contribution. Individual discovery of their personality type and their "gifts". 

  • Evaluating the team's strengths and weaknesses. Learning how to communicate with one another so as to reduce conflict.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

  • The difference between good and bad conflict. 

  • Alternative strategies to deal with conflict.  

  • Evaluating your own style. Picking the one that's best under the circumstances. 

  • How to be proactive and avoid conflict. 

  • The ten golden rules of how to deal with conflict assertively. 

  • Mediating a conflict between peers or associates: steps and process.