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IC-2 - High Performance Teams

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Even the best laid plans and strategies can fail if the team driving the plan is not well developed. Developing high performing teams takes time, effort and a deep understanding of the dynamics of effective teams. This course helps team members and team leaders understand how to create and be part of a cohesive unit aligned to achieving results.

Course Methodology

This course relies on the use of psychometrics aimed at helping participants learn their preferred styles in leading and communicating with others. The course also features the use of a number of case studies, practical exercises and presentations by participants followed by group discussions.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Distinguish between groups and teams and list the major characteristics of effective teams
  • Identify team strengths and blind spots after analyzing team members’ personal styles and preferences
  • Use individual differences of team members as a gate to higher team performance
  • Make decisions by consensus through participation in a number of team building activities
  • Identify effective team behaviors and communications
  • Lead a team successfully and help it reach its potential

Teamwork definitions and personal styles

  • Myths about teamwork
  • 21st century teamwork definitions
  • The concept of synergy
  • Characteristics of high performing teams
  • Overview of the DiSC behavioral tool
  • The 4 behavioral traits in the DiSC model
  • Personal development profile
  • Team personal styles

High performance team building process

  • 5 steps of the team building process
  • Defining goals
  • Agreeing on strategies
  • Defining team roles
  • Motivating team members
  • Assessing team performance
  • The Belbin type indicator
  • The Belbin 9 team roles

Team dynamics

  • Team development stages
    • Forming and storming stages
    • Norming stage
    • Performing and adjourning stages
  • Team problem solving
  • Factors shaping team performance
  • Phases of team problem solving
  • Team decision making
  • Building consensus
  • Consensus requirements

Identifying effective team communication and behavior

  • Communication channels
  • Communication methods
  • Building rapport
  • Managing conflict
  • Applying conflict management styles

Team leadership concepts

  • Leadership definition
  • Leadership versus management
  • Styles of leadership
  • The implication of attitudes and personality
  • Ten ways to empower followers
  • Situational leadership
  • Levels of development
  • Different styles of motivation
  • The 17 laws of great teamwork
AED 14,691
US$ 4,000
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Duration: 5 Days

Intakes: Every Month

Language: English

Who will Benefit:

Managers, supervisors and staff whose job involves building teams as well as working in teams.

Target Competencies

  • Relating to others
  • Attitude towards others
  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Group problem solving