Teamwork

Teamwork

Every individual brings into the team not only professional knowledge and skills, but also unique personality traits, unconscious expectations, implicit communication preferences and automatic responses based on past experiences. Put together, this baggage creates unique team dynamics, of which the team members are rarely aware. When unaddressed, they can sabotage the best of intentions, and the cleverest of plans. Recognising the symptoms of unhealthy team dynamics, and acting upon them in an early stage, can help build such team climate in which open communication, clarity, respect and trust can flourish – enhancing motivation, productivity and satisfaction in the workplace.

Some of the topics covered in the workshops aiming at improving team collaboration:

  • Hidden group dynamics
  • Phases of team development
  • Identifying symptoms and healing causes of team friction
  • Creating and holding an atmosphere of open communication
  • Effective meetings
  • Basic facilitation tools for engaging diverse stakeholders in co-creating solutions
  • Decision-making in the team: from authoritative to consensual styles – which style works best when