Building a Winning Team
To enable managers to work more effectively with their team and fellow managers
This will include:
- Analysing issues facing the team
- Discussing the analysis and interpreting the results
- Developing strategies to solve problems, confront difficulties, resolve conflicts and deal with constraints
- A shared vision and identification of objectives for the future, both short and long term
- Developing strategies and action plans, which include further team review processes, roles, responsibilities and priorities.
The following outcomes will have been achieved by the end of the workshop:
- A high performance bonded team will be created which provides trust and support to each other
- Shared values, expectations and mutually agreed goals and objectives
- Processes to resolve issues, problems, conflicts and how to deal with constraints
- An implementation plan and commitment to achieve outcomes
- Improved motivation and morale through greater understanding, improved tolerance and shared planning and vision.
- The team will function much more effectively and efficiently
- Individual and team Issues will have been addressed
- Solutions discussed and agreed
- Strategies for implementation formulated
- Mutual Expectations of team members established
- Team Commandments agreed
- Improve the bottom-line.
Methodology and Content
The program is highly interactive, participative and fun, with the course leader facilitates the process rather than training. It revolves around the pre-work, which is completed by team member prior to the course, and previously agreed with yourselves.
Team Roles and Individual Responsibilities
Members undergo the discipline of thinking about the results that should emerge from the effort they put into their work. These are discussed and analysed with the team during the course. This leads to a clear understanding of the effectiveness required of each member and the place each job has in the total team effort.
Team Building Process
Part of the team building process is implemented through various exercises both outdoors and in the seminar room, which would be decided inconjuction with yourselves. These could include such outdoor areas such as sailing, high and low ropes, abseiling etc., all of which is carried out by qualified instructors.
The overall content would depend on your specific requirements and objectives. Here are areas, which might be included:
- Identifying job goals and shared visions
- Job requirements from Key Performance Indicators, and individual outputs
- Results flowing from job requirements and individual outputs
- Clarifying issues and problems
- Resolving conflicts
- Critical action steps
- Mutual expectations
- Developing team strategies
- Planning future actions
Examples of tools we use to assist with this process are Mind Mapping, Myers Briggs, Forced Field Analysis, SWOT Analysis, steps in building a Winning Team: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing.
For some clients we have combined Team Building with skills based workshops such as Communication, Interpersonal skills, Conflict Resolution, Time Management, and others.
Working Papers and follow up session
These are be prepared during the program to provide a record of what has been discussed and agreed, and include individual Action Plans.
To ensure on-going improvement, we recommend a follow up session a few weeks after the workshop to check progress and reinforce action plans.
Building a Winning Team
Direct Feedback from attendees of this workshop run by Paul Chatfeild-Clarke:
“ The style in the environment was pleasant open and well presented. Overall very good. Ideas I took away were:Listen instead of trying to challenge an argument
My personality style
How to handle situations in the team as they develop
Understanding Transactional Analysis, and Myers Briggs.” Ivor
“ Thorough, Effective, Good Follow up, and promoted good participation.Motivation
Team Role exercise
Communications .” Steve
“Excellent presentation of course content and broken up nicely with physical teamwork.
Learn to be assertive in a conversation
The art of active listening
Being more aware of other peoples reactions and my attitude to them.” Paul
“ Informative without applying any pressure, good atmosphere for information absorption.Listening Skills
The concept of asking the right question
Team structures and using them correctly
Transactional Analysis.” Jamie
“Well planned, good content and true to real life
Reading body language
Team role analysis
Fully developed some good team communication skills.” Martin
Chatfeild-Clarke Consulting 61 8 6262 3940 www.paulchat.com