Businesses are on the lookout for people who “fit” well into teams. Today’s employee needs to know how to align their individual contribution with the objectives of the team. Being a part of a collaborative team helps individuals attach deeper meaning to work, enjoy their time at work, build positive working relationships and gain from them both professionally and personally.
However teams like that are not built in a day. There are many ups and downs and it is only through persistent effort and a lot of patience that the group dynamics gets to a point of complete understanding and great cohesion.
Times being a major constraint, businesses today want to build cohesive teams without spending too much time or energy on it. There is increased focus on training programs for team building and behavioural tools are being increasingly employed for enhancing collaboration at the workplace. Five Behaviours of a Cohesive teams is an assessment based learning experience for intact teams, which has been designed based on Patrick Lencioni’s flagship book “Five Dysfunctions of a Team”. A popular tool, Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team helps individuals balance their behavioural styles with those of others around them by understanding their own style and those of others in the team.
The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team
- Build Trust, which comes from total vulnerability, genuine transparency and total honesty.
- Master constructive conflict, which becomes possible only when there is complete trust.
- Achieve commitment through total clarity of decisions and help the team to move forward by securing the buy-in from every member, in spite of initial disagreements.
- Embrace accountability to ensure that every member of the team is open in their feedback both positive and negative on others in the team.
- Drive results that stem from the strong foundation of trust, commitment, accountability and healthy conflicts.
The model rests on the assumption that a team becomes highly cohesive and coexists peacefully if every member is able to master all the five behaviours. The Five Behaviours framework is used in tandem with the Everything DiSC model which is a popular tool that helps individual understand themselves and others better.
Through the Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team Assessment participants understand how well they rate on each of the five behaviours stated above. The assessment gives the team a basic idea on how teams function and specific inputs to each individual on how they can improve in each of these behaviours.
Targeted information is provided on how their individual behavioural choices impact the team and the improvements that they can make to increase the team effectiveness. Custom discussion points and personalised action plans are provided for each individual based on their Everything DiSC Profile.
The analysis of their team on how they can work towards building trust, indulge in healthy conflicts, achieve commitment, become more accountable and get better results increases collaboration.
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