Team Building

Developing High Performing Teams

Team building

According to a recent Gallup survey of 5.4 million working Americans, 52% say they are not engaged in their work.  They limp to work, toiling without passion.  That’s half the workforce!  Another 18% describe themselves as “actively disengaged” – disgruntled and spreading bitterness among co-workers.

Imagine a 10 person bicycle.  This means three people are pedaling, five are pretending to pedal, and two are jamming the brakes.

The most strategic act that any organization can take is to better engage and inspire team members, i.e. get the culture right.  Management consultant Peter Drucker said that culture eats strategy for breakfast.

Essential to any organisation is a high performing team, and for a team to perform at its best it needs strategies which enable team members to understand each other well, and strategies to enable those team members to work together well.  Only then can teams successfully bring together all of the strengths of each individual, and start to reach optimal performance. 

Mike is able to work with you to design the best possible training for your team so they can perform at their best.   Whatever the design, you can rest assured that Mike’s trainings are always engaging, entertaining and inspiring.  They contain practical strategies which you and your team can start applying immediately and will help your team to become a high performing unit.

Either Teamstyles or one of Mike’s Team Training Programs will assist you in developing your team. Each of these is described in detail below.

Additionally Mike can work with your leadership team to help with the design and development of a strong culture for your business.  Contact Mike to find out more.

 

Teamstyles

TeamstylesTeamstyles is a programme designed to identify the strengths of team members and to positively influence communication amongst teams.  Over 36,000 people (in over 4000 teams) internationally, across many industries have benefited from the Teamstyles programme.  People who use it, report that compared to other assessments, it is the simplest, easiest and gives the most face validity of any programme they have used; and allows open communication to occur.  Teamstyles is the intellectual property of Teamstyles International and Mike is authorised provider of it.  For more information on Teamstyles, please click here.

 

When Might You Use Teamstyles?

  • For team development workshops
  • For supporting managers / team leaders with the people management side of their roles
  • For motivating teams
  • At leadership events or team retreats
  • For conflict resolution between people
  • For 1:2:1 coaching
  • For a high functioning team to take time-out to celebrate their strengths
  • For teams under stress or not performing
  • For teams facing substantial change or new leadership
  • For assistance during the recruitment process, and at interview stage
  • For assistance in the development of project teams

 

The Teamstyles Process

Teamstyles with its easy to use questionnaire, self-validation checklist and simple peer-review process will enable your team to recognise the different styles and behaviours of individual team members. This knowledge and the workshop process will enable team members to communicate more effectively in the future.

The Teamstyles workshop can be completed in a half day.  Teamstyles can also be built upon to include adventure activities such as kayaking for a full day event as in the Team Training Programs below.

For more information about how Teamstyles can work for you, please click here.

 

Team Training Programs

Each team is unique and Mike specifically designs Team Training Programs to help you get the most out of your team.  These are based on team and individual behavioural outcome requirements for business success.

 

When Would You Choose a Team Training Program with Mike?

  • When teams have done other trainings and are looking for something new and exciting.
  • When teams are keen to incorporate different activities into their training.
  • When teams want to focus on practical applications instead of just theoretical learnings.
  • When teams want memorable trainings.
  • When teams want skills they can take away and apply immediately.
  • When teams love the idea of performing at their best.
  • When teams are newly formed or facing changes.
  • When teams are not performing as well as they should be.
  • When teams are high performing and deserve a reward.

 

What Would a Team Training Program Look Like?

Training can be designed in time blocks to suit you (from half day to one week plus) and can take a number of formats.  For example, training could:

  • Be in the style of ‘The Amazing Race’, where each participant leads one stage of your team adventure.
  • Include adventure activities such as canyoning, high ropes or orienteering to stretch and develop your team members (external facilitators brought in where necessary).
  • Include traditional workshops on topics such as leadership or communication. 
  • Include physical team activities with facilitated debrief sessions to ensure maximum learning and application.
  • Include Teamstyles workshops.

To discuss your options or have Mike design a Team Training Program for your team, please contact Mike, or click here for more information.

Team building



  • Teamstyle

    Teamstyles

    Essential to any organisation is a high performing team.  Mike can help you get the most out of your team with Teamstyles, a programme designed to identify the strengths of team members and to positively influence communication amongst the team.    

  • Team Training Programs

    Team Training Programs

    Each team is unique and Mike specifically designs Team Training Programs to help you get the most out of your team.  These are based on team and individual behavioural outcome requirements for business success.  

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