Teams are simply groups of people who come together to accomplish common goals.
Sounds simple enough, but the fact that teams are groups of people means that building and leading effective and smoothly operating teams can be challenging.
A high functioning team results in a more productive organization. In fact, effective teams provide the ultimate competitive advantage because while they are powerful, they are also quite rare. Improving teamwork does more than just help organizations become more effective. It also reduces the stress and dissatisfaction of the people in the organization.
Improving a team’s ability to work together requires leaders to understand both the dynamics of teams in general, as well as the individuals on the team.
The Daedalus Group offers two proven programs to help your company’s teams function more effectively and efficiently. Each is a standalone program, but we recommend combining them, using the MyHardWired™ profile to gain a better understanding of team member’s styles and the Five Dysfunctions of a Team workshop to help teams become even more effective.
The MyHardWired™ Workshop uses a comprehensive leadership style assessment that identifies the types of activities that energize a leader, as well as the activities that lead to frustration. Individual assessments combine to provide a comprehensive team profile allowing members to see how each one adds to the team’s overall style.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team uses Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions model to give team leaders and their teams a basic understanding of what will make their team more effective.
The workshop guides an intact team through a series of powerful exercises that help team members improve in each of five areas: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Five Dysfunction Workshops are available for both team leaders and entire teams.