Building Strong Teams:
Strategies for Promoting Collaboration and Team Building
Effective teamwork is essential for the success of any organization. In this skills training workshop, we will explore various strategies and frameworks for developing team-building skills and fostering collaboration among team members. This session is designed for new and junior managers looking to build strong, cohesive teams and create a positive work culture.
- Understand the importance of team building and collaboration in the workplace
- Identify key factors that contribute to successful teamwork and collaboration
- Learn practical strategies and techniques for promoting collaboration and team building within their teams
- Develop a plan for implementing team-building activities and initiatives in the workplace
- The benefits of strong teamwork and collaboration
- Identifying and addressing common barriers to collaboration
- Communication strategies for promoting teamwork and collaboration
- Building trust within teams
- Promoting a positive team culture
- Leading and facilitating team-building activities and initiatives
- Presentation of key concepts and frameworks
- Group discussions and activities
- Case studies and practical examples
- Individual reflection and action planning
- The training will include a mix of theoretical concepts and practical strategies for promoting teamwork and collaboration.
- Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences with teamwork and collaboration, as well as apply what they have learned through group discussions and activities.
included in 90-min, Half Day & Full Day sessions
- Team role assessment: Participants will complete a self-assessment to determine their natural team roles based on Belbin’s theory.
- Team chartering: Participants will work in small groups to create a team charter, outlining the team’s purpose, values, and goals.
- Trust-building activity: Participants will complete a trust-building exercise with a partner to practice building trust within teams.
(included in Half-Day and Full Day sessions)
- Tuckman’s stages of group development: This model outlines the stages of group development, including forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning. It can be used to understand and address common challenges that teams may encounter as they work together.
- Belbin’s Team Role Theory: This theory identifies different roles that individuals tend to naturally take on within a team, such as coordinator or specialist. Understanding and leveraging these roles can help teams work more effectively together.
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: This framework, developed by Patrick Lencioni, identifies five common behaviors that can hinder team performance, including absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results. By addressing these dysfunctions, teams can improve their collaboration and performance.
- Tuckman’s stages of group development can be used to anticipate and address challenges that may arise as a team progresses through the different stages of development.
- Belbin’s Team Role Theory can be used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of team members and assign tasks and responsibilities accordingly.
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team can be used to assess the current state of a team and identify areas for improvement in order to enhance collaboration and performance.
At the end of this session, participants will have gained a deeper understanding of the importance of team building and collaboration in the workplace. They will have a set of practical strategies and techniques for promoting collaboration and building strong teams, as well as a plan for implementing team-building activities and initiatives within their own teams. Participants will leave this session with the skills and knowledge to create a positive team culture and drive team success.