“Successful teamwork is not about mastering subtle, sophisticated theories, but rather about embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence. Ironically, teams succeed because they are exceedingly human. By acknowledging the imperfections of their humanity, members of functional teams overcome the natural tendencies that make teamwork so elusive.” - Patrick Lencioni
Dynamic teams are vital to the success of the organization, it signifies that the employees are working towards a shared vision. So many teams struggle to overcome challenges that may keep them from achieving these share goals. Teams face challenges such as lack of trust, poor communication, lack of accountability and conflict. According to a survey conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership, teams function below the optimal level.
A team that is performing at a high level is able to capitalize on the strengths of the members and focus on results. Each team member brings her/his own strengths, experiences, opinions and ideas to the team, and this diversity helps build a strong team. Another benefit is that there is an increased ability for individual teams to collaborate with other teams in the organization.
Dynamic teams have the ability to develop strategies to handle challenges that arise as they work together to achieve their goals.
- Identify the benefits of high performance teams
- Define the different stages of team development
- Discuss fundamentals of high performing teams
- Develop strategies that will help improve teamwork
Beth Flynn is facilitating this workshop.