High-Performance Teams

Great project planning is necessary; however, an excellent PLAN NEVER EXECUTED ITSELF. Without a high-performance team that has the right skill sets and is aligned FROM THE HEART to the mission and communicating effectively, failure of some degree is almost certain.

WORKSHOP – Developing High-Performance Teams

“My team is definitely using what they learned in the workshop.” – Manager, Software Services

Teams that consistently outperform the norm share specific, identifiable and controllable characteristics. This applies to all teams, including IT ‘ project teams, leadership teams, cross-functional teams and ad-hoc teams.

Creating these characteristics takes courage and persistence and is not for the faint-hearted. However, once in place, this type of teamwork can take on the “impossible” and make it happen regularly.

 

Workshop Objectives

After this workshop you will know how to:

  • Apply critical success factors of all high-performance teams
  • Accelerate through the four phases of team development
  • Merge or integrate teams from different business units or organizational cultures
  • Develop the leadership, communication and influence skills to make any team more effective
  • Identify and apply the tools to facilitate productive IT project team meetings (or any type of meetings)
  • Successfully launch and close out a project team
  • Generate rules of engagement, including holding one another accountable and dealing with conflicts or differences of opinion

 

FACILITATED PROCESS – Getting Teams Unstuck

This TEAM TRANSFORMATION PROCESS helps leaders get project teams, intact work teams or business units unstuck from the logjams that are limiting their performance. The process results in teams that are cohesive contributors to organization outcomes.

This is more than just training and skill transfer. It is an experiential process facilitated by our master facilitators. As with our leadership alignment process, this process creates a safe environment to surface and break through barriers to team and business unit performance in a healthy manner.

 

Process Objectives

After this process you will know:

  • What motivates individuals or teams to be willing to make necessary changes
  • How your role as a leader can help or hinder this transformation to getting unstuck
  • How to break “silos” and cross-boundary barriers
  • How to create alignment, especially between teams and business units with opposing metrics and goals
  • Why teams resist change and how to deal with “turf wars”