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Teamwork and Team Building

Course Summary

Length
1.0 day
Course Overview

For most of us, teamwork is a part of everyday life. Whether it’s at home, in the community, or at work, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. This workshop will encourage you to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that you can become a top-notch team performer.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe the concept of a team, and its factors for success
Explain the four phases of the Tuckman team development model and define their characteristics
List the three types of teams
Describe actions to take as a leader – and as a follower for each of the four phases (Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing)
Discuss the uses,benefits and disadvantages of various team-building activities
Describe several team-building activities that you can use, and in what settings
Follow strategies for setting and leading team meetings
Detail problem-solving strategies using the Six Thinking Hats model — and one consensus-building approach to solving team problems
List actions to do—and those to avoid—when encouraging teamwork

Topics Covered

Defining success
What is a team?
An overview of Tuckman and Jensen’s four-phase model
Types of teams
The traditional team
Self-directed teams
E-teams
The first stage of team development – forming
Hallmarks of this stage
What to do as a leader
What to do as a follower
 The second stage of team development – storming
The hallmarks of this stage
What to do as a leader
What to do as a follower
The third stage of team development – norming
The hallmarks of this stage
What to do as a leader
What to do as a follower
The fourth stage of team development – performing
Hallmarks of this stage
What to do as a leader
What to do as a follower
Team building activities
The benefits and disadvantages
Team-building activities that won’t make people cringe
Choosing a location for team-building
Making the most of team meetings
Setting the time and the place
Trying the 50-minute meeting
Using celebrations of all sizes
Solving problems as a team
The six thinking hats
Encouraging brainstorming
Building consensus
Encouraging teamwork
Some things to do
Some things to avoid
Some things to consider

CONTACT US

Avalon Foster Group, LLC
1300 Proline Place
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Call: 717-398-5066

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