Teams achieve top 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. Game rules concern agreements, tasks and responsibilities. Collaboration is about building and maintaining strong professional relationships, about mutual trust and about representing and ‘covering each other’s back’.
Experience shows that many teams (unfortunately) do not perform optimally. This is visible in goals that have not been achieved, in not meeting agreements, in disappointed people in and outside the team. All this regularly leads to frustration and irritation.
Team interventions take place on 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 customization. That is why all our team interventions are designed together 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 common goal in relation to individual goals|
|Commitment to the agreed working method and the rules of the game to achieve these goals|
|Insight into effective and less effective team patterns|
|Strong professional relationships, appropriate to the task to be performed together|
|Ability to deal with conflict|
|Trust in the team and use each other's strength|