The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has become the world’s most definitive source on practical information for building teams. The model has proven effective for organizations of all sizes — from start-ups to mid-market businesses and Fortune 100 companies.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team outlines the root causes of politics and dysfunction on the teams where you work, and the keys to overcoming them. Counter to conventional wisdom, the causes of dysfunction are both identifiable and curable. However, they don’t die easily. Making a team functional and cohesive requires levels of courage and discipline that many groups cannot seem to muster.
There are several options to help your team become more effective.
Option 1. Workshop for Team Leaders
This workshop helps leaders learn to apply the Five Dysfunctions model to improve the cohesion and functioning of their teams.
Option 1a. Half-day Workshop for Team Leaders
– Understand the expectations for a cohesive team
– Gain a basic understanding of the degree to which the team meets the expectations (“know where we are”)
– Identify steps they can take to improve their team’s functioning
Option 1b. One-Day Workshop for Team Leaders
– Develop an action plan for presenting the model to their teams and using the model to improve their teams’ functioning
Option 2. Workshop for Teams
This workshop helps teams reach a common understanding of what it means to be a team and make substantial progress toward becoming a more cohesive team.
Option 2a. Half-day Workshop for Teams
– Understand the expectations for a cohesive team, based on The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model
– Have a basic understanding of the degree to which the team meets the expectations (“know where we are”)
– Take the first steps toward building trust and understanding conflict styles
– Develop an action plan for improving teamwork
Option 2b. One-Day Workshop for Teams
– Establish a plan for making progress on commitment, accountability, and results
Option 2c. Two-Day Workshop for Teams
– Make further progress on improving trust and conflict
– Make progress on commitment, accountability, and results (with focus on commitment)