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A High Performing Team Can Make a Huge Difference to Your Organisation 

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.  



Teamstyles TrainingOver 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 a dynamic communication process for individuals and teams. It looks at how style impacts communication – behavioural style is a major determinant on the way we communicate (both give and receive information).

Teamstyles is simple, easy to use and easy to understand. It allows you to understand yourself and others in the team so you can communicate more effectively in the future.

Teamstyles is the intellectual property of Teamstyles International.  Mike is an authorised provider of it.  For more information on Teamstyles, please click here.


The Power of a Great Team

There is no such thing as a good or bad ‘style’ – each person contributes important strengths to the team.

No one person can be; critically objective, detail oriented, a natural sales person, strong on process, conservative, think outside the square, enthusiastic about change, a directive leader, highly sensitive to team needs, conflict adverse, yet highly impatient to achieve quick goals, while always looking at the ‘big picture’. But a team can! Clearly as many of these characteristics are conflicting, they will not be found in one individual but will probably be represented across the whole team.


Help Your Team Perform to its True Potential

Good teams encourage open communication, healthy debate and celebrate the strengths that different styles bring to a team. However, with the ever increasing demand for change world-wide, teams are under greater pressure than ever and unfortunately personality conflicts increase with that pressure.  Poor communication and personality conflict are most often cited in surveys as the major cause of team dysfunction. 

Leadership, effective communication and the empowerment of people are essential elements for the long term success of companies and organisations. No organisation can claim security in strategic planning if it fails to acknowledge the critical importance of its people. 

Without good communication and an understanding of ‘style’, teams are unlikely to achieve their real potential. Because the Teamstyles programme encourages participants to celebrate differences in ‘style’; to focus on an individual’s strength, rather than weakness, it allows a team to foster respect and trust, because they can understand the validity of difference in communication style.


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 assists in developing healthy and innovative conflict (ideas based) and reduces personality conflict.

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 4 hours; and an abbreviated process, in less than 2 hours.

Teamstyles can also be built upon to include adventure activities such as kayaking for a full day event.

To book or find out more about Teamstyles, please contact Mike.


Who has Benefited from Teamstyles?

Over 36,000 people (in over 4000 teams) internationally, across many industries have benefited from the Teamstyles programme.  In New Zealand, a sample of the organisations who have trained with Linton Gray and Teamstyles includes:

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Internal Affairs
  • Department of Labour
  • Federated Farmers NZ
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • Inland Revenue
  • Lincoln AgriTech
  • Massey University
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Justice
  • New Zealand Post
  • NZ Customs Service
  • NZ Fire Service
  • NZ Immigration Service
  • Telecom
  • University of Canterbury
  • Urban Search and Rescue TFL
  • Wellington International Airport
  • Westpac
  • WINZ

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