TEAM BUILDING: Getting to“WOW”

Robert Roche Fostering Culture

Teamwork is the ability to work as a group toward a common vision, even if that vision becomes extremely blurry.

Does your team seem stuck? Or is it brand new? Has it recently accomplished a big task and doesn’t have the same vim and vigor as before? Or has your team not quite gelled? Teams go through predictable phases—astute managers can recognize those phases and help the team move through each phase at the appropriate speed and moment.

This workshop provides you with insights on team functioning that are then translated into methods, processes, and behaviors you can use with teams in your current and future role as a leader. We explore the seven phases of team development – using cases and other exercises to explore the early, mid-point, and performing phases of a team.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

As a result of the Team Building workshop, you will:

  • Learn the seven phases of team development and contrast it to the four-phase model (or Vroom’s Model)
  • Identify where your team is developmentally, and where each team member is as well
  • Discover how teams are organic, dynamic entities with predictable stages
  • Explore how you can manage for each stage
  • Increase your understanding of teams, team issues, and team characteristics to develop successful teams
  • Create specific action steps for moving your team to the next phase

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AUDIENCE: Leaders and managers of teams

“Contemporary organizations increasingly put managers in roles that require working in groups, teams, and networks. In these roles, frameworks for analyzing groups, their structures, and their problems are essential to the effectiveness of team leaders and members. Managers must create an atmosphere in which their team can make high-quality decisions, produce creative or innovative solutions to problems, and complete their projects in a timely, efficient, and productive fashion. moreover, teams must do all of this in a way that develops and enhances the capabilities of the team and its members for future assignments.” -Vic Vroom, Professor Emeritus, Yale School of Management