Issue Based Team Building Programs
Issues effecting team functioning are often deep-rooted and systemic in nature and they cannot be addressed with a “quick fix” intervention. Time needs to be invested in uncovering what those issues are that cause the team to be functioning at its current level. These interviews are then analyzed for common themes and trends. The actual objectives and content agenda are then developed from the diagnostic interviews.
Prescriptive approaches are then defined based on the expectations for the team’s performance. Mental models are redefined, team pathologies are identified in a safe and supportive environment and new teamwork skills are introduced. It's also an opportunity for frank discussions about how people within the team overtly and subtly use "destructive" methods to undermine smooth working relationships. Team members learn more about their own motivation, boundaries, professional behavior, communication skills, impact on others, and what it's worth to them to turn the environment around. A follow-up plan is “co-created”with recommendations for continued improvement.
Pre program: The diagnostic approach begins by intensively interviewing each team member on five major factors which impact team productivity and members satisfaction.
- The team’s mission, planning, and goal setting
- Team organization
- The operating processes of the team
- The quality of interpersonal relationships
- Relationships with other work groups
Post program: The desired future with clearly defined goals, metric’s and time lines is co-created & process owners are identified who will drive these initiatives back home. The faculty team also constantly monitors progress and facilitate in resolving issues which hinders the implementation process. Reviews on mutually agreed time lines are conducted depending on progress made and visible shifts within the team.
- Positive Employee Attitudes - resulting in a more productive workplace
- Improved Communication – Enhance the ability for people in a work group or team to be more open, share information and knowledge
- Highly Effective Teams - gets people on the same pages as far as operating agreements and a common vision
- Relationship Development - through participating in a structured experience, team members develop a professional level of trust
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