Team Development

Why Team Development?

Team development remains one of the most difficult, yet critical challenges for any organization. Every organization is faced with challenging decisions, difficult goals and consistently changing business situations. Years of research and supportive information show that high performance organizations are comprised of high-performance teams. Organizations that are looking to enhance their services and increase profits understand that team building is a critical linkage to success. We all know that there is continuous pressure to complete projects faster, better and often times cheaper. Our training provides the support needed for teams to resolve irrational beliefs, provide support to one another, meet new and exciting goals and drive the success of the team and of the organization.

Organizations that utilize our team development solutions can expect:

 Greater awareness of effective group dynamics
 Employees who are better prepared to be contributing members of cross-functional teams
 Employees and managers who feel more confident working within a team-based environment
 More cost-effective and time-efficient allocations of organizational resources
 A renewed sense of teamwork and focus

Our team development training can be delivered via Retreat, Seminar or Workshop — on-site or off-site — with the help of our objective team development experts. All programs are facilitated by highly experienced instructors. Some of our team development options are listed below and we can help you frame your own ideas regarding your organizational needs. Through assessment and collaboration, we can customize a team development training progression that’s aligned with those organizational needs. Contact us at Performance Solutions Source or call 561-307-6954 for additional information.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Workshop is based on the New York Times best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni. This learning experience will help any team take its first steps towards greater cohesiveness and productivity. Using powerful exercises, teams will make significant progress in each of the five fundamentals: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability and results. The workshop can be held in half day, one or two day session, as well as in multiple modules. Upon completion of this training, team members will:

  • - Be able to make substantial progress toward becoming a more cohesive team
  • - Take the first steps toward building trust and understanding conflict style
  • - Establish a plan for making progress toward commitment, accountability and results
  • - Have a basic understanding of the degree to which the team meets their expectations
  • - Develop an action plan for improving teamwork

Improving Team Dynamics

This training will help individuals better understand how their MBTI results influence team involvement. This revised and expanded edition features new descriptions of the eight preferences and their influence in the workplace, along with an in-depth discussion of six core issues: communication, team culture, leadership, change, problem solving/conflict, resolution and stress. Includes information on how individuals of each type typically lead, how they influence others, how they contribute to a team and how they can maximize effectiveness in a team.  Upon completion of this training program, team members will: 

  • - Learn about themselves and their team members
  • - Learn how to maximize their team strengths and understand their limitations
  • - Collaborate on activities that encourage team skills, including trust, cooperation and commitment
  • - Improve their performance together

Building Improved Relationships with DiSC

Effective team integration requires relationship-building. This training will help team members to take more responsibility in building and managing their relationships. DISC training is relationship management training. It's about taking a responsible role in resolving conflict and transforming working relationships into partnerships. At the completion of training, team members will be able to:

  • - Identify their DISC style
  • - Explain characteristics of other DISC styles
  • - Understand how to communicate effectively with each style

Team Building: Roles and Responsibilites

This session is designed for intact work teams. Participants will be guided through a process of understanding the components of an effective team. Their role in the process is emphasized in addressing ways to make their team more effective. This session will not address management or team leader responsibilities; it is intended for all team members. Upon completion of this training, team members will be able to:

  • - Identify their team’s goals, strengths and weaknesses
  • - Describe team facilitation roles and how they can be used to build their team
  • - Describe the characteristics of a well-functioning team

Conflict Management for Teams

Using the Thomas-Killmann Conflict Mode Instrument, participants will explore their own tendencies in handling conflict situations and learn to recognize tendencies in others.  They will identify ways that they can improve their effectiveness as individuals. Upon completion of this training program, team members will be able to:

  • - Identify their personal conflict-handling style
  • - Identify the dimensions of conflict
  • - Evaluate the impact of the use of the different conflict management styles

Emotional Intelligence for Teams

Understanding and improving the connection between emotions and actions is crucial to business and personal success. Without such insights, even seemingly successful relationships may be courting disaster. Emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional intelligence training are very hot topics in today’s workplace. Now you can actually develop and enhance the skills that will positively impact relationships within your team - and in doing so, tap into a whole new level of achievement. At the completion of training, team members will be able to:

  • - Describe the relationship between emotional intelligence competence and leadership
  • - Analyze your current level of emotional intelligence and style
  • - Create an action plan to further develop your emotional intelligence competence

How to Build Strong Teams and Develop Team Players

This one-day workshop is built on the premise of "The Three Dimensions of Teamwork." Program goals include learning how to (1) be an effective team player; (2) develop a successful team; and (3) build creative relationships with key stakeholders. Participants leave the program with a plan to increase their personal effectiveness and improve the effectiveness of their team. At the completion of training, team members will be able to:

  • - Match individual strengths with team roles
  • - Reinforce and appreciate the contributions of others
  • - Reduce team stress and conflict
  • - Identify individual approaches to innovative teamwork
  • - Foster trust and build mutual support
  • - Encourage team innovation and problem solving
  • - Reduce project-cycle time and increase productivity