Teams don’t just happen. They can be a source of delight - a chance to share resources to achieve astonishing outcomes - but for many people they are a source of frustration and anger.
For any team to work well certain things need to be in place. If they are not - all misery can break loose.
- A clear vision of what the team is trying to achieve.
- Sharp objectives so that the team can measure its success.
- Clear roles so that individuals know what their responsibility is and how their unique contribution to the team adds to its overall success.
- Ground rules so that people have a clear idea about how to behave and mechanisms for resolving conflicts.
- Communication structures so that information flows to people who need it, so they are informed on how to work well and how to communicate difficult issues that hamper performance.
DiagnosticsWe will speak to as many of the people involved as possible to enable the design of the team development to be as matched to your needs as possible.
DeliveryThe events take place in venues of your choice. The aim is nearly always to clarify team goals, objectives and to facilitate good communication amongst team members. This is feasible even when there is a history of prolonged rivalries and bitterness. Relationships are restored and new ways of working are facilitated.
Sample team development programmeObjectives
By the end of the day participants will be able to:-
- Identify the core reasons they are working in the sector
- Describe the impact they want their team to have.
- Identify how they want their team to work together.
- Examine the resources they have to help them meet their goals.
Session one: Why work in the sector
A chance for people to discuss their involvement in the sector and what motivates them as individuals.
Session two - the impact
An opportunity to look at the context in which they are operating and the difference they want their team to make so that they have a sense of where they are going.
Session three - values
Participants will be asked to explore their value base and what this means for their relationships with each other and their clients - this will produce an organisational working agreement.
Session four - resources
Based on what has gone before, participants will be able to look at the range of different types of resources that they have available to help them make the impact they are looking to achieve - they will also be able to action plan what this means for them.