It’s amazing when you are part of this. You will remember it forever.
Teams are the building blocks of every organisation so it makes sense that effective team development will improve team performance and enhance productivity and profit.
We’ve all been part of teams, probably both good and bad, so we all know that the health and effectiveness of a team has a direct impact on the health and effectiveness of the organisation.
Teams also represent so much more.
We are social creatures that need to be part of a team for our very survival. We need interaction, inspiration, ideas, even just company. People suffer if they are kept in isolation. In fact “solitary confinement” is considered a severe punishment.
We need interaction just to survive.
To thrive we need interaction that is positive, supportive and inspirational, the sort of interaction that every team should enjoy.
There is an innate desire in all of us be part of a great team. Teams are the core of our interactions, connections, and relationships at work. Healthy teams inspire, motivate, support and help us achieve more. Outstanding teams work together so effectively they produce an outcome that is greater than the sum of the parts. Anyone that has ever been part of a team like that will speak enthusiastically about the inspiration, motivation, and passion it inspired.
We believe everyone should enjoy the interactions that come from being part of a great team. We’ve dedicated ourselves to this outcome for the last 30 years. It’s no coincidence that we are called “Team Focus.”
There is no set formula for creating a great team. Each team is unique and needs to understand and adapt to it’s leader and team members. Consequently each team needs a unique approach to it’s development.
We draw from a broad range of options and design each development program for the specific needs of your team. We’ll partner with you to explore and discuss your needs a create a transformation journey that can make your team remarkable.
We are committed to creating amazing teams. It’s our passion.
To achieve this we work with you to understand the unique attributes of your team so we can design a development program for your specific needs.
We draw from a wide range of approaches, instruments, and methodologies.
Diagnosis – we use tools like Lencioni’s “The 5 Behaviours of a Cohesive Team”, DiSC, GSI, Experiential Activities, as well as our own observations through qualitative assessment processes.
Team Workshops – we’ve been running team workshops for almost 30 years and incorporate experiential activities, scenarios, facilitated discussions, open forums, feedback, coaching, skilled presentations, team building activities, practice opportunities, and much more into almost every workshop we run.
Coaching – we have coached teams and individuals. Our practical approach has been developed from a wealth of experience and achieves great results.
Facilitation – genuine team development will involve facilitated discussions. We’ve helped teams set goals and targets, clarify roles, review their performance and learn from mistakes, make decisions, problem solve, action plan, resolve issues, and more. We pride ourselves on our ability to do this without influencing the outcome. The content of the discussion, for example outlining someone’s role, is up to you. We facilitate the process and we do it so well we make it look easy.
At all times we work in partnership with you and tailor our approach to the unique needs of your team.
What you need to know
The best teams are self aware, supportive, and committed to each others success.
Why “self aware?” There is no “perfect” structure, formation, or operating rhythm for a team. The best thing team members can do is get to know each other and learn to work with the strengths and weaknesses of each individual. This takes a mature and “self aware” approach.
Why supportive? Support is an essential ingredient in a successful team. Members need to support the teams goals, decisions, and each other.
We agree with Lencioni that trust is the foundation of any team and we’ve learned that team members need to trust intention. People will make mistakes and team members are more willing to forgive when they trust the intention. Trust is built by support, hence the strongest teams are supportive.
Why committed to each others success? The most successful teams put the needs of the team ahead of individuals. When they do this amazing things are possible. To achieve this each team member needs to truly believe they will personally be better off when the team succeeds. This starts with a strong commitment to the success of each team member.
Building a strong team is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do.