Teamwork and Team Building

Course Objectives

For most of us, teamwork is a part of everyday life. Whether it’s at home, in the community, or at work, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. This workshop will encourage participants to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Duration

1 day

Course Content

  • Defining Success
    • Icebreaker
    • Ground rules
    • The parking lot
    • Workshop objectives
    • Action plans and evaluation forms
  • Defining Success
    • What is a Team?
    • Factors For Success
    • An Overview of Tuckman and Jensen’s Four-Phase Model
  • Types of Teams
    • The Traditional Team
    • Self-Directed Teams
    • E-Teams
  • The First Stage of Team Development – Forming
    • The Hallmarks of This Stage
    • What To Do As A Leader
    • What To Do As A Follower
  • The Second Stage of Team Development – Storming
    • The Hallmarks of This Stage
    • What To Do As A Leader
    • What To Do As A Follower
  • The Third Stage of Team Development – Norming
    • The Hallmarks of This Stage
    • What To Do As A Leader
    • What To Do As A Follower
  • The Fourth Stage of Team Development – Performing
    • The Hallmarks of This Stage
    • What To Do As A Leader
    • What To Do As A Follower
  • Team-Building Activities
    • The Benefits and Disadvantages
    • Team-Building Activities That Won’t Make People Cringe
    • Choosing a Location for Team-Building
  • Making the Most of Team Meetings
    • Setting the Time and Place
    • Trying the 50-Minute Meeting
    • Using Celebrations of All Sizes
  • Solving Problems as a Team
    • The Six Thinking Hats
    • Encouraging Brainstorming
    • Building Consensus
  • Encouraging Teamwork
    • Some Things to Do
    • Some Things to Avoid
    • Some Things to Consider
  • Wrapping Up
    • Words from the Wise
    • Review of Parking Lot
    • Lessons Learned
    • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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