Teams are simply groups of people who come together to accomplish common goals.
Sounds simple enough, but the fact that teams are groups of people means that building and leading effective and smoothly operating teams can be challenging.
A high functioning team results in a more productive organization. In fact, effective teams provide the ultimate competitive advantage because while they are powerful, they are also quite rare. Improving teamwork does more than just help organizations become more effective. It also reduces the stress and dissatisfaction of the people in the organization.
Improving a team’s ability to work together requires leaders to understand both the dynamics of teams in general, as well as the individuals on the team.
The Daedalus Group offers two proven programs to help your company’s teams function more effectively and efficiently. Each is a standalone program, but we recommend combining them, using the MyHardWired™ profile to gain a better understanding of team member’s styles and the Five Dysfunctions of a Team workshop to help teams become even more effective.
The MyHardWired™ Team Workshop
Do you really know yourself and your team members? Can you identify those actions that really energize you – or the ones that seem to sap your energy? More importantly, can you answer these questions about the members of your team? Do you have a high performance team? Would you like to develop one?
The MyHardWired™ Workshop uses a comprehensive leadership styles assessment that identifies the types of activities that energize team members, as well as the activities that lead to frustration. Individual assessments combine to provide a comprehensive team profile allowing members to see how each one adds to the team’s overall style. It’s an opportunity to explore your team’s internal energy flow and develop better working relationships. Think how helpful it would be if you knew what energized each team member and how you and they best communicate. Great leaders go beyond knowing basic information about their team and dive deeper into truly understanding what gets them engaged. That’s where the true power of the profile workshop becomes apparent.
Teams across the country have found the MyHardWired™ Workshop to be a great way for individual team members to understand themselves better, and to better understand how their own strengths contribute to the entire team. Along with the individual profiles, the Workshop provides a profile of the team with a summary of each member and how they compare to the whole team.
We now also offer the ability to easily adjust the team’s profile to keep it up-to-date and therefore continuously relevant, accounting for normal team turnover. New members can see the team’s culture and understand how they will fit in to that culture.
The MyHardWired™ Workshop doesn’t tell you where you or your team members have problems, or ask you or them to change. What is does do is show where each person’s strengths are and how you can all work together more effectively, not by changing but by understanding.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team uses Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions model to give team leaders and their teams a basic understanding of what will make their team more effective.
The workshop guides an intact team through a series of powerful exercises that help team members improve in each of five areas: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Five Dysfunction Workshops are available for both team leaders and entire teams.
Contact us at 505-453-5266 or use this form and set up a team building workshop today!