Length & Format:
1 or 3 Days, Onsite / Company Specific
The single most untapped competitive advantage is teamwork. So why do so many teams struggle with apathy, trust issues, poor communication and lack of direction? Most people are smart, capable and they genuinely want to contribute. They understand that they can achieve more as part of a team.
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is the answer. It is an assessment-based learning experience that helps individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team in the most approachable, competent and effective way possible.
Powered by Everything DiSC®, you will understand your own DiSC® styles and how to bring together everyone’s personalities and preferences to form a cohesive, productive team. It takes work but the payoff can be huge—for you, your team and the organization.
Who Should Attend:
Intact teams and work groups
Module 1 – In this introduction, you and your teammates will discuss what you think makes a cohesive team and why it’s valuable. You will then learn about the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and review the summary of how the team rated itself on the assessment.
Module 2 – The session begins with discussing what trust means to your team and identifying trust-related behaviors. You and you teammates will review and discuss your team’s trust scores from the profile, followed by a Personal Histories activity, which gives you an opportunity to get to know one another a little better and practice vulnerability in a safe environment. In the last part of the session, your team will review its assessment of trust-building behaviors and begins the action planning process.
Module 3 – This session begins with a quick quiz about conflict concepts, and then your team will review and discuss its assessment results. Next, you will watch a pair of videos and identify the conflict-related behaviors. You and your team members will learn how DiSC style affects conflict approaches and then work with the conflict team map to understand healthy and unhealthy behaviors during conflict. Finally, using what you’ve learned in this module, your team develops an action plan to achieve a productive approach to conflict.
Module 4 – In this session, you and your team members are introduced to the concept of commitment and its associated behaviors. Team members will review the team’s commitment scores from the assessment and learn more about clarity and buy-in. The team will develop behavioral ground rules to help drive commitment. The session wraps up with the team continuing to work on its action plan and developing ways to increase commitment.
Module 5 – The session begins with team members discussing what accountability means. The team will then watch videos and identify the accountability-related behaviors. Working in small groups, participants will review the team’s accountability scores from the assessment and report out. This is followed by an activity to teach you and your teammates why they’d want to hold one another accountable. The session closes with the team working on an action plan to improve overall accountability.
Module 6 – Team members begin by spending a bit of time discussing why a team might not be focused on collective results. Team members then review their own assessment results. Team members participate in the Team Scoreboard activity, in which they learn about and then create a tool to help them track progress toward their goals. Finally, the team reviews its own distractions and works on an action plan to address any shortcomings.
Module 7 – Participants begin by reviewing and discussing the team’s strengths and challenges as outlined on the report. Then, working in pairs or small groups, you will review your Action Planning Worksheets and the action-planning notes from previous modules. The entire team then reviews each sub-group’s choices and determines which items to put on its action plan.