Building Better Teams

1 Day Instructor-led
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Course Information

Teams are an important building block of successful organizations. Whether the focus is on service, quality, cost, value, speed, efficiency, performance, or other similar goals, teams are the basic unit that supports most organizations.

With teams at the core of corporate strategy, an organization’s success can depend on how well team members operate together. How are their problem-solving skills? Is the team enthusiastic and motivated to do its best? Do they work well together? This one-day course can help participants get there!

This one-day workshop will help you teach participants: 

  • The value of working as a team
  • Ways to develop team norms, ground rules, and team contracts
  • How to identify their team player style and how to use it with their own team
  • Techniques for building team trust
  • The stages of team development and how to help a team move through them
  • The critical role communication skills will play in building and maintaining a team atmosphere
  • Ways that team members can be involved and grow in a team setting

Course Outline

1. Course Overview
  • Course Overview
  • Learning Objectives
2. Defining Teams
  • Green Vegetables
  • What is a Team?
  • Types of Teams
  • Making Connections
3. Establishing Team Norms
  • Characteristics of Teams
  • Ground Rules
  • Team Contracts
  • Sample Team Contract
4. Working as a Team
  • No Need for Black and White Thinking
  • Degrees of Support
5. Your Team Player Type
  • What’s Your Team Player Type?
  • What Does it Mean To Have a Number?
  • My Team Style
6. Building Team Trust
  • Why is Trust Important?
  • Building Trust
7. The Stages of Team Development
  • Stage One: Forming
  • Stage Two: Storming
  • Stage Three: Norming
  • Stage Four: Performing
  • Stage Five: Adjourning
  • Forming an Effective Team
  • Making Connections
8. Virtual Teams
  • What are Virtual Teams?
  • Strategies for Virtual Team Success
  • Scheduling and Conducting Team Meetings
  • Team Building in a Virtual Environment
  • Informal Bonding Interaction
9. Communication
  • Defining Communication
  • Listening Skills
  • Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
10. Becoming a Good Team Player
  • Personal Action Plan
  • Recommended Reading List

Dates & Availability

We currently don’t have any dates scheduled for this training course but offer it as a corporate, private course for your own team.

Please use the enquire button below.

Private Courses

We can arrange your own private Human Resources course.

Tailored

Have us build a custom private course tailored to your needs.

Cost Effective

If you are looking to training a group of people private courses can be very cost effective.

Post Course Support

Unlimited post course email support on the course topics.

What Our Clients Think

Really enjoyed this course. It delivered exactly what I wanted out it.

Malkit Singh - Regatta Ltd

Very good introduction. Well paced and suited a range of experience levels.

Felicity Howdle - Health Education England

The trainer did a fantastic job of delivering the course and providing understanding

Niall Simmons - Haven Power

Really good course. lots of hands on practice and clear explanations.

fiona dawe - Covetrus Global Software Services

Very clear instruction, pace was kept moving, great snippets of advice given.

Robert Montgomery - Liberty Aluminium Technologies

The trainer was very through and very helpful. The course was delivered superbly and I'm very pleased.

David O'Hara - Multibrands UK

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