Team Building and Team Development
“Coming together is a beginning,
Team Building and Team Development - Why?
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.”
(Henry Ford I)
The performance of a company depends widely upon how good the cooperation works between the individual departments and between the individual employees.
Regardless of how expensive the machinery may be, it is always the people who bring results. This happens best hand-in-hand - through successful and dedicated team work.
Team work doesn't let itself be ruled, it has to be lived.
When people newly come together or the team changes, it needs to come closer together to become jointly successful.
Team work doesn't grow overnight. A mature, performance-oriented team develops gradually - after problems have been solved, relationships have been deepened and roles have been cleared.
The support and acceleration of the maturing process - so that the team can work quickly and good together to be jointly successful - serves Workshops/Trainings for Team Building and Development.
What happens in Workshops/Training for Team Building and Development?
Classically, preliminary talks take place at least with the manager, ideally with all team members, in advance, to clarify:
The topics that are worked out are then the focus of the workshops/trainings.
- What is good within the team and should stay as is?
- What should change/where is there a jam?
The work with these topics are supplemented by confidence-building measures - then also confidence doesn't allow itself to be ruled. It must grow and it needs to be cultivated. The Workshop/training promotes these possibilities.
How long does a Team Building and Development Workshop/Training last?
That depends on the size of the team but most of all it depends on the topics that need to be addressed. In few cases, it takes half a day to come up with a joint standpoint, a look back and a look forward to the prospects for developing a strategy, but sometimes it needs more time.
More as one or two days are seldom necessary to put a team process into place and to get the team running - certainly not enough, when one can presume that the team work will run smoothly and that problems can be solved in a collegial manner and not made worse, and that in critical moments, we speak with one another and not about one another.
Which role does the manager have in the team process?
The manager is also a member of the team. Admittedly in a higher position but nevertheless an essential part. Especially when there is a change in management, can a team workshop help to get the reciprocal expectations out in the open and thus support the team in growing together.
Within a team workshop, expectations can become clearer - in both directions. On the one hand the expectations of the manager to the employees, and on the other, the expectations of the employees to the manager. When mutual expectations are not known then the realisation of these expectations is purely by accident.
What happens in a team workshop?
An essential element is to establish a helpful, and for the respective team, suitable feedback culture. The point here is not for you to expose yourself or give away secrets but to find out how you come across to others, and at the same time, find out if these impressions are indeed the ones that you want to achieve .. and to find out what others appreciate about yourself and which suggestions they have for you and vice a versa.
Why Feedback and Feedback Culture?
A deciding factor for the success or fail in your professional field of work is not how a person is but how he is perceived by others.
When I know how I come across to others, then there are two essential consequences:
First, I'll better understand the behaviour of my fellow human beings towards myself, and secondly, I can better decide (if I want to) to regulate my own behaviour - goal-oriented and adapted to the situation.
A personal Feedback supports on the one hand
and on the other the development
- the sharpening of self-awareness of individuals
→ as a prerequisite for a better steering of your own behaviour
These are the prerequisites for a healthy and emotional relationship structure for productive team work - and therefore for a high effectiveness of the entire team.
- of openness, honesty and trust in working relationships as well as management and cooperation relationships
"People succeed in what they are doing as long as they have fun in what they are doing." (Dale Carnegie)
The training/workshop for team building and development serves exactly this purpose: To promote fun and enjoyment when working as well as a friendly cooperation.
Do you want to support your team with this?
Please send us a mail. We will gladly give you advice and support; together we can develop the exact workshop/training for your team and your work situations as well as finding answers to your questions and helping to iron out any unclear issues.