Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Real, informed communication
The most critical success factor for any team is the way in which team members relate to each other. The bottom-line is that the symbiotic relationship between the team
members, where each gives and takes from the other, is the critical ingredient for team success.
It’s no surprise then that open communication is the secret ingredient of all highly effective teams, and when you engage Andrew Hughes Training to conduct a Team Building workshop, you’ll discover how to make that happen. It starts with the team understanding itself and increasing everyone’s emotional intelligence (EQ).
Building strong, successful teams
What you'll discover about your team ...
You’ll begin, perhaps for the first time, to understand the source of and answer to the challenging dynamics and behaviours in your team. You’ll be surprised as you watch your colleagues own up to those habits that drive others crazy. You’ll find yourself doing the same and realise that, for the most part, you’ve not really understood others and neither have they understood you. Working together immediately becomes easier as a “tip sheet” or road map reveals itself for communicating with your colleagues. Relationships and team work immediately improve.
The Enneagram, one of the powerful EQ tools we use, shines a light on the coping strategies of each personality style that get in the way of performance and results. It reveals why and how one behaviour triggers another. Most importantly, it provides the escape ladder from that reactive dance. It provides insight and strategies for development in all areas where people are involved.
High performance teams are built on the fundamentals of interdependence and sound team development.
Where necessary, our workshop will set the ground work for building a better team by leading the team to:
- Understand the development process that all teams go through, including specific obstacles
- Explore personality preferences for each of the phases of team development and volunteer where and how they can improve the process
- Identify the interdependencies (existing and potential) within the group, including understanding their preferences for team behaviour that arise from their personality style
- Agree to and articulate a common purpose and aligned activity