Sometimes teams want
a team building event because they want to have a fun, shared, bonding
experience. Other times, teams have issues that theyd like to address.
Hows communication within your team? Could it be improved? How about
trust? Do you wish it were higher? Is morale high or is something
getting in the way and causing stress and maybe even turnover?
Our OneTeam process
is designed to address real-world team challenges and get results.
Consider a marketing team at a Fortune 100 company: There team
survey scores were mostly in the 3s and 4s
out a possible 10.
People were unhappy. Stress was high. Communication breakdowns were
so bad, they were predictable. By their own admission, things had
been this way for nearly two years and the team was on a downward
spiral. The group participated in our OneTeam process and six months
later, their scores ranged from 6s to 8s. They still had work to
do, but as one person put it, Its like Im working for a different
Initial sessions range
from one to three days in length and can be followed up with coaching
and additional team development sessions over a several month process.
OneTeam processes can be designed for intact teams, management levels,
project teams, as well as entire departments.
The team benefits derived
from the OneTeam process are generated by the combined power of
revealing team surveys, insight gained from individual behavioral
profiles, eye-opening interactive exercises, individual and team action
planning, and follow-up reinforcement.
The process actively
engages participants and allows the team members to emerge with the
synergy and bottom-line effectiveness of OneTeam. The process includes:
Team members begin by
diagnosing the group's strengths and challenges using our web-based Team
Effectiveness Inventory (TEI). This survey generates participant buy-in,
provides a baseline for the team's development, and drives the content
of the team building program. Results are provided in the session and
serve as a springboard for discussion and action planning.
>> Click to see a sample TEI Report. <<
Team members will gain
profound insight into why they "Click with Some and Clank with Others."
The DiSC® Behavioral Profile is used to help explain team
dynamics and build interpersonal relationships. By understanding
personal preferences, the team can create a positive and productive
>> Click to see a sample DiSC Report. <<
Even the most intensive
team building interventions need to be engaging and enjoyable. The team
will have the opportunity to experience their strengths and challenges
first-hand as activities will be selected based upon the team survey
results. These activities generate stronger personal bonds between team
will link the exercises to real-life team dynamics.
The process may include a
series of development modules that build the skills of the team members
and team leader. Skill development can be facilitated in one-on-one
coaching sessions or in a group setting. Topics could include: Creating
a culture of accountability, improving team communication, understanding
the stages of a team development, defining team roles, managing
conflict, and running effective team meetings.
To make teamwork a
process, not an event, teams can participate in ongoing mini-sessions to
reinforce new skill development and commitment to team ground rules. We
can re-administer the team survey six to twelve months after the
original session, thus providing the group with a progress report and
the opportunity to continue on the path to working together as OneTeam.