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 Effective Teams

This program is designed to provide a clear understanding and sound knowledge base on how high performance teams are formed and how they operate. The goal is to provide the team with processes and models to examine their current team. The program will assist the team in designing a “road map” for moving forward. Building and maintaining effective teams is critical for success and, when done well, contributes greatly to improved productivity and bottom line results.

Research shows there are predictable stages that teams go through in their evolution. We will examine the stages of team development and the leader’s role at each stage. 

There are a number of key reasons why teams fail. Genuine teamwork in most organizations can often be elusive … because they unknowingly fall prey to five natural pitfalls. We will explore Patrick Lencioni’s Model: Five Dysfunctions of a Team and link these to your team’s development. These dysfunctions form an interrelated model that can be helpful in understanding how members of a truly cohesive team behave and how dysfunction, in even one of them, could be potentially lethal for the success of the team. The goal is to identify what is driving your team forward and what might be holding it back. The 5 Dysfunctions include: 

  • Absence of trust

  • Fear of conflict

  • Lack of commitment

  • Avoidance of accountability

  • Inattention to results


Recommended Instruments:  Table Group Team Assessment,  the book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni, and/or Myers Briggs Interpretative Report

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