Culture | How to Build Collaborative and Focused Teams

Learn how to set your team up, with a clear understanding of what good looks like, by defining goals and forming a plan
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Culture is not so easily defined. We think about culture as the mix of ingredients to get a recipe right. How to build collaborative, performance focused teams with Learoy Tonight will provide you with the skills and knowledge to understand what drives culture and what you can do to create and foster the one that's right for you.

Building trust and ultimately collaboration leads to real support for each other. A factor that's so important as any business strives to achieve the goals of individuals and teams within it.

One of the most critical jobs you have as a leader, is to set your team up, with a clear understanding of what good looks like, by defining goals and forming a great plan.

A good culture is one that allows everyone to support the others playing to strength, where it's 'we're all in this together' not 'every man for himself'. A plan helps us give purpose to get there.

Each lecture in this course has been carefully selected for you to explore how to implement relevant and meaningful strategies to support you as a leader and culture driver now and in the future.

This course will provide you with many tips and tricks you can utilize inside and out of your workplace, it will encourage and motivate you to really understand and support the environment you're trying to create.

Learoy Tonight is a fresh business with interesting and modern ideas towards education. Many people take part in creating these courses – from subject matter experts, to researchers and designers – to ensure you are provided with the best learning experience and the most up to date information. We are excited about education and want to give you the opportunity to be the best you can be.

This course will take you approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete and will cover all of the things you need to build collaborative, performance focused teams. Our content will give you the opportunity to listen to experts and understand relevant models for you to use on your journey to a strong team culture. This will be an experience to enjoy with a collection of videos, interviews and engaging imagery throughout our presentations.

This course is a small section of our Culture: In the Mix journey. If you would like to really challenge yourself, join us for the entire culture building experience.

What are you waiting for? Start tonight, be on your way to amazing culture tomorrow.

What are the requirements?

  • A keen readiness to learn and put it into practice
  • Access to a computer, tablet or iPad
  • Headphones or speakers to listen to videos

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how to build trust with your team
  • Identify ways to restore trust
  • Understand how to lead a collaborative environment
  • Understand the benefits of performance planning
  • The difference between proactive and reactive performance planning
  • Develop performance measures

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone looking to boost their skills as a leader
  • Anyone with an interest in driving strong business and team culture
  • Anyone looking to develop their workplace into an environment where people want to be
  • Anyone with leadership or management experience, whether in a junior to middle management level or those who wish to move into a middle/senior management role
  • Anyone from a small, medium or large organisation

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome to How to Build Collaborative, Performance Focused Teams

Let's explore the different ways in which you can build relationships with your team, enhance trust and encourage collaboration, and ultimately steer individuals towards performance.

Section 2: Building Trust
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Here we will look at some points to understand what a workplace with trust looks like and what a workplace without trust looks like.


Let's look at ways in which you can build trust with your team, using Stephen Covey's theory on 'The speed of trust'.


Here we will look at the relationship between good communication and trust and what trust looks like at work.

References -

  • Sinek, S 2014, Leaders Eat Last, Penguin, London.
  • Brooks, D, 2012, The Social Animal, Short Books, London.

Let's explore ways to restore trust based on an article by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh.

References and Further Reading -

  • Hoffman R, Casnocha B, Yeh, C 2014, 'Restore Trust at Work with These 3 Words', 10 July 2014,, viewed 31 March 2015. (see external resources)
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Let's take a look at a quote about trust by Ed Catmull.

Section 3: Leading Collaboration

Let's look at ways in which you can lead a collaborative environment.

1 page

Click on the resource tab and check out this video of Simon Sinek explaining the 'Circle of Safety'.

Section 4: Performance Planning

Here we will look at how to keep your team motivated and how performance planning can help.

References and Further Reading -

  • Queensland Government: Department of Education, Training and Employment, n.d., 'Developing Performance: An implementation guide for public servants',, viewed 31 March 2015. (see external links)

Let's look at the benefits of performance planning and the cycle of driving team performance.

Section 5: Reactive and Proactive Performance Plans

Let's look at the differences between reactive and proactive performance planning.


Here we will explore how performance is a shared responsibility, between the individual, the team and the organisation.

References and Further Reading -

  • Gaster, R 2014 'From 'I' to 'we': how to give up control and shift to shared leadership, 9 May 2014,, viewed 7 April 2015. (see external resources)
Section 6: Measuring Performance
6 pages

How do you measure performance? Let's understand more about Key Result Areas (KRA's) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) that drive team performance.


Let's take a look at measuring performance using lead and lag indicators and how they relate to KPIs.

1 page

Let's take a look at the positive and negative effects that Professional Improvement Plans can have on workplace culture.

Section 7: What's Your Game Plan?
2 pages

Using the information throughout this course, take a look at this scenario and think about what three areas you will focus on to get this team back on track.

Section 8: Congratulations! You know How to Build Collaborative, Performance Focused Teams

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Learoy Tonight, Bite Size Learning

Learoy believes that an investment in education is an investment in your future business. Learoy has a driving passion for outcomes, business return and creating engaging learning experiences.

Learoy Tonight is essentially bite size learning, it's all about learning that little bit now and implementing those new skills and knowledge in the workplace tomorrow.

Learoy isn't your typical education company. It's a forward-thinking, digital business that's leading the way. We've done the research and we're driving results through education. You'll see.

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