Few teams are high performing.
Improving teamwork is the single best investment a company can make in their human resources. Successful teamwork requires three key factors which individually have great reward but together can provide breakthrough performance for the entire organization. What does high-performing teamwork look like?
- The team is made up of emotionally healthy individuals, the foundation upon which great teamwork happens. If individuals struggle to maintain healthy thinking, then healthy relationships, real trust, and mutual respect undermine the potential for great teamwork.
- The team regularly uses good teamwork skills, which are in fact good leadership skills, creating an energetic work environment and a resource pool for tomorrow’s leaders. Lacking fundamental teamwork skills like creative brainstorming, communication, team decision making, meeting skills, etc. introduces chaos, false starts, demotivation, silos, and rework.
- The organization values teamwork, along with other key cultural values like empowerment, creative thinking, shared responsibilities, and organizational alignment. Without the company’s visible support of teamwork, the real benefits of teamwork across major business processes is lost, and the effort to sustain meaningful teamwork is overwhelming.
The J D Cameron Group can help client organizations to identify teamwork problems and steer clients successfully toward sustainable breakthrough teamwork performance. We offer a wide range of teambuilding interventions, from small turnkey half-day and all-day events for project teams to enterprise-wide teamwork implementation that will build a strong culture of teamwork. Call or contact us today to learn more!
Teamwork: Synchronized Productivity.
No other business investment impacts the productivity and creativity of the entire organization like teamwork. Additional benefits like employee retention, engagement, morale, learning, and personal growth flourish when a culture of good teamwork extends across an organization.
Teamwork and Leadership
Yes, there’s a very strong connection between great teamwork skills and great leadership skills. To a large part, a team that understands teamwork skills and implements them successfully also by default now knows great leadership skills. Take a look at that list above one more time and you’ll see that those same skill sets are a big part of leadership skills. When leaders equip their staff with good teamwork skills while carefully increasing their level of empowerment, teamwork flourishes and new leaders are developed in the process.
Every client receives a customized plan of action based upon an initial evaluation of the organization. Some organizations simply need to understand the mechanics of good teamwork practices, while other teams have cultural or relational issues which are blocking good teamwork. We leverage a variety of talent development processes including training, coaching, mentoring, offsite events, meeting facilitation, books, blogs, articles, job aids, etc.
We also offer turnkey solutions for companies interested in improving teamwork. These solutions are designed to be quick, affordable, yet highly effective standardized approaches to stimulate the value of teamwork and to provide insight into what team members can do to improve teamwork. You can also combine these solutions to build the ideal session for your team:
- Teamwork Start-up (2-3 hrs): receive Side by Side teamwork, MBTI® personality and MBTI® Team Report assessments
- Teamwork Alignment (2 hrs): establish alignment around Vision, Mission, and Roles
- Teamwork Tune-up (2 hrs): review 5 Dysfunctions of a Team model and engage in meaningful teamwork feedback
Click here to view a list of some tools we use.
What’s covered in “teamwork”?
It’s a value that when shared across the organization becomes a culture, a set of structured processes, and it’s meetings, communication, team problem solving, team decision making, creativity, goal setting strategy (mission, vision, and values), roles & responsibilities, work process improvement, and leadership.