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Building Teams Workshop

Teams are more than a group of people working next to each other. To be successful, they must share a common objective, a sense of purpose, a commitment to each other based on the organization’s values, a singular passion, and an accountability based on trust (and vice versa).

The Building Teams Workshop offers an introduction to the behaviours of teams (and more so, the individuals within teams), provides tools to maximize the team’s efficiency, and outlines skills and practices to make the team proceed more smoothly. The workshop is based on the research of Drs. Charles Margerison and Dick McCann, who wanted to know why some teams were highly successful while others with similar experience, skills and abilities failed.  Their 25 years of research formed Team Management Systems (TMS) which defines a set of team management styles and preferences, emphasizing how to integrate different styles together to form an effective team.

Suggested Participants

The workshop is suitable for anyone who works in a team, with an eye toward fostering a higher forming team.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the concept of a team, and its factors for success
  • Describe the actions of both the leader and followers
  • Follow strategies for setting and leading teams
  • Detail problem-solving strategies for building consensus and managing issues
  • Foster a higher performing team

Specific Points of Emphasis

  • Analyse.  What makes a team?  What are its attributes, and what makes a team effective?  What motivates it to perform successfully?
  • Identify.  How does the team operate now?  How does it compare to an ideal?  How does the team work together now?  What roles do individual play, and do they build on their skills, talents and interests?
  • Quantify.  What is the team’s common objective and sense of purpose?  What is its commitment to each other?  What accountability does the team have, and does it engage through trust?  Finally, what and who needs to change?
  • Implement.  How will the team reach its goal?  What are the new ‘rules of the road’?  What specific steps will the team take to get to its objective?  What resources are needed to get there?

Team Management Systems

The workshop uses the three models of TMS to structure the agenda.

  • The nine key success factors that form the basis of best teamwork
  • The preferences of how an individual works in an team
  • The model of how one goes about working in their team



Key attributes of team development, such as Tuckman’s Team Development Model:  forming, storming, norming, performing

Patrick Lencioni’s Five Cysfunctions of a Team:  absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results



Team Management Systems.


Workshop Details


For More Information

Please use the form below to contact me for more information about the workshop, to discuss how it might conducted or adapted to suit your participants, or to receive more detailed information, such as a sample agenda or initial estimate. You might also check out my page on Engagement Logistics.

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Building Teams Workshop