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Building High Performance Teams

Course Code: TEAMWORK

Duration: 1 Day

Course Aims:

The benefits of being a team player.

Today’s focus on project working brings people together in teams, so the ability to be a ‘team player’ is essential. Being able to work with others and to recognise that the whole is bigger (and more successful) than the sum of the parts is key to team working.

Team Building is a practical programme. You will take part in a range of activities that will enable you to actually experience team dynamics. In addition, you will be able to discuss team performance, the importance of communication within a team and how to transfer your new understanding back in the workplace.

Course Pre-requisites:

This programme is for you if you are keen to learn about team dynamics: which personalities are most likely to combine effectively and how to deal with challenges from within the team.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:
▪ Understand the dynamics of teambuilding
▪ Define the nature and characteristics of a ‘Champion’ team
▪ Plan team actions and improve communication within the team
▪ Get to know the team members
▪ Combine team energies


Course Content:

Introduction and Objectives

Identifying the Resources

▪ Knowing your team and how they can contribute
▪ Recognising the strengths of the team and compensating for areas of weakness
▪ Using leadership to influence and improve performance

Communicating with the Team
▪ Ensuring the communication process is ‘open’
▪ Ensuring ‘activity’ fits with the business goals
▪ Clarifying and checking understanding
▪ Engaging everyone in the process
▪ Looking for improvements continually and sharing ideas
▪ Recognising when changes need to happen

Creating Standards
▪ Developing standards for your team
▪ Working with those standards
▪ Buying people in
▪ Monitoring and maintaining standards

Looking to Improve the Work Processes

▪ Pooling the resources of the team
▪ Listening for ideas and creativity
▪ Responding and encouraging contribution
▪ Continual improvement is continual!

Planning to Transfer the Learning

▪ What needs to change
▪ Committing to personal actions
▪ Reviewing and improving

Action planning

Review of Programme

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