Teams achieve record performance when there is focus on the end goal, when tasks are well distributed, responsibilities are clear and team members work together optimally.
Team effectiveness covers inspiring goals, clear rules of the game and effective cooperation. Goals are about vision and plans. The rules of the game covers agreements, tasks and responsibilities. Collaboration is about building and maintaining strong professional relationships, about mutual trust and about representing and supporting each other.
Experience shows that many teams (unfortunately) do not perform optimally. This shows up in goals that have not been met, in failing to meet agreements and in disappointed people - in and outside the team. This often leads to frustration and irritation.
Team interventions take place at three levels: goals, rules of the game and cooperation. The order is not arbitrary: effective cooperation requires clear goals with clear rules of the game. Commitment then leads to collaboration.
Team development is bespoke work. That is why all our team interventions are co-designed with the client. Where necessary or desired, we make use of supporting instruments for team development. Examples are My Motivation Insights, Team Up or MBTI.
The result of team development is:
|Connection with the shared goal in relation to individual goals|
|Commitment to agreed working methods and rules of the game to achieve these goals|
|Insight into effective and less effective team patterns|
|Strong professional relationships, fitting the task that is to be carried out|
|Ability to deal with conflict|
|Trust in the team and using each other's strength|