Team Building (Custom-designed)

Many organisational development strategies have been a 'fashion' for a while and then left the scene as being too unreliable. But Team Building has stood the test of time and continues to be a staple strategy for the development of people and of 'learning' organisations.

Designing and facilitating tailor-made Team Development programs is a major dimension of the services offered by this Company.

We design an extensive array of programs. Here is a selection of recent designs:

  • A two or three day course customised to train managers in designing their own team building workshops;
  • Team building workshops for an intact work team to help overcome existing team problems;
  • A workshop to develop Team Leaders' facilitation Skills
  • A workshop assisting participants to understand how group development theory can be applied to facilitate team development;
  • A workshop for a team facing up to imminent change;
  • A workshop for a team celebrating its successes;
  • A workshop for team leaders wanting to accelerate team development.

Let us customise a team building program for you!


 

Check on the fitness of your work team by taking this Work Team Health Check.

Simply answer yes or no to these 20 questions.

  1. Is there a low level of performance by team members?
  2. Is there an increasing number of grievances/ complaints within the team?
  3. Is there unresolved conflicts/ hostility among team members?
  4. Is there confusion about assignments and unclear roles?
  5. Are decisions misunderstood or not carried through properly?
  6. Is there apathy and general lack of interest among team members?
  7. Is there a lack of effective problem solving when issues arise?
  8. Is there low participation in team meetings?
  9. Is there high dependency on those in charge of the team?
  10. Does excessive prejudice bring about a sense of rejection for some team members?
  11. Are there low levels of trust and too little cooperation between team members??
  12. Is communication among team members guarded or cautious?
  13. Is there an attitude of 'every person for himself' and some spiteful behaviour?
  14. Is there a lack of understanding of team objectives?
  15. Is there too narrow use of member resources to build the team's performance?
  16. Is control imposed from outside the team?
  17. Is there a press for conformity and limited room for initiative and creative ideas?
  18. Is there inappropriate communication eg. inappropriate self-disclosure and gossip?
  19. Is there competition between team members?
  20. Is there evidence of dominance or aggression by some team members toward others?

If you answered yes to more than a few of these questions then your team is showing symptoms your team could benefit from further team development

Team Management Profile®

Assess your Preferences for Different Work Tasks and Enhance Team Performance

People tend to select work they prefer doing, and usually perform better in those areas that match those work preferences, but consequently, perform not so well in the other areas. This information can be used to highlight strengths and areas needing improving.

Understanding work preferences is a critical component in developing individual, team, and organizational performance. The Team Management Systems’ Team Management Profile Questionnaire (TMPQ) is a 60-item assessment focused on enhancing understanding of an individual’s approach to work.

With 208 Profile combinations, the Team Management Profile is possibly the most comprehensive personal Profile available today. The Personal Team Management Profile highlights an individual’s major and related areas of work preferences, including information focused on:

  • Decision-Making
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Team-Building
  • Leadership Strengths

... essential information for developing individuals and teams.

Self-assessment is a major advantage of this Profile, as is the opportunity it provides to consult with other team members to develop focused action plans and improve team performance.

What’s involved in the process?

Phase 1
A group presentation to describe and explain the process and invite participation.

Phase 2
A meeting with participants to enable them to complete the Team Management Profile Questionnaire. (If participants are already committed to this process, Phases 1 & 2 can be combined.)

Phase 3
A one day workshop, or 2 half-day workshops, where participants receive feedback, and share it with others, if they wish. It is also where the workshop facilitator provides detailed information of the TMS Team Development process, allowing individuals and the group to apply the information to their work context.

Both improved self-understanding and developed teamwork are sought as outcomes to this process as the individual and whole team profiles are considered.

Phase 4
An option available is for participants to receive an individual 1:1 coaching session involving a participant and coach. These sessions allow for increased, direct, workplace applications.

Click here to download a Team Management Profile flyer!

Notes:

  • This process described has a developmental focus and can be adapted for individual use.

  • Each participant receives a comprehensive, personalised Profile report. This report remains the confidential property of the recipient.

* The Team Management Profile is a a Registered Trademark of Team Management Systems