“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford
Team dynamics! They are critical to your company’s success. Team performance suffers even when one member becomes disengaged. Time and time again, we’ve seen how team dynamics can be influenced by small things that ultimately can destroy the entire team’s effectiveness.
What About Your Team?
Are your teams working as a real team? Do they share information, lend help when needed, and trust each other? Or do you have solo contributors, some pulling their weight, others coasting and complaining, conflict and mistrust?
Is Team Collaboration Really Important?
There are a lot of team building companies out there. So how do you choose which one is right for you? What differentiates CAPITAL iDEA from other team building companies is our approach. We begin each team project with a discussion of the goals and objectives of the team building.
Team building is more than just getting the team together for a half-day or whole-day session to “bond”. While these types of days are fun and can be an effective part of the team-building process, team building must have targets and objectives to be lasting and effective.
Reasons To Do Team Building
• Conflict among team members
• Departments working in silos versus working cohesively
• Lack of trust & respect between team members
• There are breakdowns in communication
• Information being withheld that needs to be shared.
• Time is wasted on blaming others v. seeking solutions.
• Customer service is not at the level you expect or desire
• Turnover is high
• Lack of commitment to common goals
• Core Values are not established
Once I understand what you want to accomplish, we start with an assessment of the team. We have a variety of tools such as our Perceptions Underlying Leadership and Strategy Effectiveness Assessment (P.U.L.S.E.), 360° Surveys, and other employee assessments. What type of assessment I will use depends on the objective.
The next step is to build a customized team-building approach for you. This could include solutions ranging from one-day events to one-year programs.
I provide a variety of team building options. We can use the assessments mentioned above as the basis for team building or customize a program around a theme of your choice.
One of our most popular team building sessions involves using behavioral assessments. We give a behavioral assessment for everyone participating in the session and then debrief the assessment results in the session. We have many exercises that reinforce an understanding of behaviors. Employees leave the session with new outlooks on how to interact not only with fellow employees, but a greater appreciation and understanding of others.