Sustainable Teambuilding

Enhance engagement and constructive interaction within your team.

Cultural transformation takes place over time. Most organisations have invested in team building events that did not include follow up and the sometimes powerful effects of the event simply faded over time as people went back to their old habits and routines.

Sustainable Teambuilding is an experimental coaching programme that can be customised to the needs of each team. The cornerstone of the programme is the so-called Team Contract. The basic Team Contract can be further enhanced with additional coaching modules and/or team assessments.

Team Contract

The main purpose of the Team Contract is to establish a solid basis for alignment, trust and constructive interaction within your team. It specifies your team’s purpose, core values and behavioural agreements, as well as your shared responsibility for keeping the contract alive.

In this workshop, you will also reinforce your team’s identity by discovering your team mascot and what is special and unique about your team. Finally, your will dear to dream big and define the next steps to consciously and intentionally manifest the most desired future for your team.

Additional Coaching Modules

The additional coaching modules listed below can be booked individually or as an integrated teambuilding program. Each module is designed to last approximately 4 hours. Alternatively, several modules can be combined into full-day workshops. Ideally, the modules are spread out over a period of several months. This will give the team sufficient time for integration between each session, and ensure a regular follow-up structure that helps the team stay on track.

Leadership at All Levels

To be truly effective in an ever-changing VUCA world, we need to approach co-responsibility and leadership in a multidimensional and more inclusive way that fosters connection and allows people to live and work together with shared ownership of whatever is being generated. In this workshop, you will explore the five dimensions of the Co-Active Leadership Model – Leader Within, Leader in Front, Leader Behind, Leader Beside, and Leader in the Field. Every team member can potentially operate from all five dimensions at different times, shifting from one to the other depending on the situation and the needs of the moment.

Handle Conflict Constructively

When handled skilfully conflict is the midwife of creativity, innovation and constructive change. On the other hand, toxic conflict can paralyse a team, increase job turnover, absenteeism, and reduce productivity. In this workshop, you will first explore the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument which offers a simple and intuitive framework for effective conflict management. It defines five basic conflict-handling modes: competing, accommodating, avoiding, compromising, and collaborating. Furthermore, you will learn to recognize four types of toxic behaviour that tend to get in the way of communication and strong, collaborative relationships, and how to neutralise such behaviour with effective antidotes. Finally, you will upgrade your Team Contract with your mutually agreed guidelines for constructive conflict management.

Embrace Change as a Constant

The ability to navigate change successfully is critical for high performing teams. The purpose of this workshop is to become familiar with the underlying dynamics and signals of change as well as the different styles of response. By learning to accept change as an ongoing transformation process for improvement and adaptation, the team can work actively to stay ahead of the change. This workshop will also allow you to upgrade your Team Contract with a set of ground conditions for effective and sustainable change.

Harness the Power of Diversity

Diversity is a requirement for creativity. However, differences can also create confusion, misunderstandings and tension. In this workshop, you will learn to embrace diversity within your team by deepening the mutual understanding and appreciation of individual differences. You will also upgrade your Team Contract with common ground elements that unite the team.

Clarify Inner and Outer Roles

Clear and effective roles are critical to the smooth functioning of a team. While outer roles (job descriptions) ensure that the important tasks are carried out efficiently and create clarity about who is doing what, inner roles fulfill the interpersonal needs of the team (e.g. harmoniser, devils advocate) and can be played by more than one team member. In this workshop you will explore the different types of roles present in the team and learn to identify and address potential role issues.

Team Assessments

The team coaching programme can also involve team assessments. Baseline assessments can be carried out at the beginning of the programme to reveal where the team is strong and healthy, and where high potential improvements can be leveraged. This will support you in crafting an action plan, including specific and measurable steps to improve the team dynamics.

The team assessment focuses on two dimensions – Productivity and Positivity. Teams that excel at both dimensions are high performing and sustainable. They are creative, adaptable and resilient. Each assessment consists of an anonymous, online questionnaire that takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. The data is compiled into a comprehensive aggregate report providing a graphic portrait of the team at specific point in time. The baseline assessment can be repeated at the end of the teambuilding programme to track the progress made.

All tools are proprietary and the intellectual property of Team Coaching International.

Target Group

This programme is well suited for teams  or small organisations that wishes to increase their agility and competitiveness. The programme can also be easily adapted to virtual teams.

Expected Benefits

  • A solid foundation for a healthy and unifying team culture, built on trust that fosters engagement, performance and, ultimately, high value for all stakeholders.
  • Alignment around team purpose, core values, and desired behaviours as well as shared responsibility for maintaining these.
  • Enhanced communication and more constructive interaction.
  • A framework for continuous reflection and learning built in to the team’s daily work.

We create our culture. Together. Every day.

– Karen Kimsey-House

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