‘Just one disengaged employee can bring down productivity of an entire team by 30%’ (Gallup Organization)
Team-building and performance is vitally important in the current business climate. Most organizations today are looking to team-based structures to stimulate further improvements to their productivity, profitability and service quality. In addition, greatly increased levels of business competition and in customer expectations, combined with the dramatic rise in new technologies as well as other developments, mean that it is more essential than ever to build teamwork in your organization. Indeed, the more challenges that your organization faces, the more critical it becomes that teamwork is effective. However, ensuring this happens and that the performance, dynamic and focus of teams and individual team members is at optimum levels is not easy:
Team-building involves a wide variety of activities, aimed at improving team performance. It needs to specialize in bringing out the best in a team to ensure self development, positive communication, leadership skills and the ability to work closely together as a team to solve problems.
While work environments often target individuals and personal goals, with reward and recognition singling out the achievements of individual employees, with good team-building skills, employees can be united around a common goal to generate greater success.
Effective team-building is simply not just about getting your team members together and submitting them to a bunch of ‘challenges’ in some hostile environment! It is much more about focusing on how they work together day-to-day and week-to-week, and giving them the (right) tools they need to do their job to the best of their abilities.
Essentially, there are three key elements to achieve successful teamwork –
Effective leadership; a focus on common goals with a collective responsibility for success (or failure).
‘Building Better Teams’ Training Program
This highly practical results-based training program is specifically designed to increase performance and outputs of teams as well as apply an effective leadership strategy.
The program identifies key areas in team dynamic and introduces best practice approaches to achieve improved individual and team results. It also focuses on essential areas of leadership and how to both develop and lead high-performing teams.
Skills focus / Key learning:
applying the performance development cycle
meeting the team’s expectations of a leader
properly delegating tasks to team members
coaching and giving feedback effectively
identifying different ways to motivate team members
To equip participants with the necessary skills and capabilities to:
Develop and lead high-performing teams
Achieve better results by having clearly defined objectives