Team Building: How To Build High-Performing Teams In 1 Day

Discover The Importance Of Teamwork, How To Work Effectively In Teams, Overcome Obstacles, Strengthen And Motivate Teams
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2013 English

Course Description

On this effective teamwork and team-building course, utilizing videos and quizzes, you will learn how to…

Defining Success

  • What is a Team?
  • An Overview of Tuckman and Jensen’s Four-Phase Model

The First Stage of Team Development – Forming

  • Hallmarks of This Stage
  • What To Do As A Leader
  • What To Do As A Follower

The Second Stage of Team Development – Storming

  • The Hallmarks of This Stage
  • What To Do As A Leader
  • What To Do As A Follower

The Third Stage of Team Development – Norming

  • The Hallmarks of This Stage
  • What To Do As A Leader
  • What To Do As A Follower

The Fourth Stage of Team Development – Performing

  • Hallmarks of this Stage
  • What To Do As A Leader
  • What To Do As A Follower

Solving Problems as a Team

  • The Six Thinking Hats
  • Encouraging Brainstorming
  • Building Consensus

Encouraging Teamwork

  • Some Things to Do
  • Some Things to Avoid
  • Some Things to Consider

Invest in your team-building skills on this video course which uses the exact same materials as our classroom based teamwork training.

What are the requirements?

  • All you need is the inclination and attitude to want to build better teams.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course you will be better equipped to build high-performing teams
  • In particular you will gain fundamental knowledge in:
  • Tuckman and Jensen’s Four-Phase Model
  • Forming, Norming, Storming, Performing
  • Solving Problems As A Team
  • Encouraging Teamwork

Who is the target audience?

  • Team Managers
  • New Managers
  • Junior Managers
  • Senior Managers

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.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Student Resources
Student Manual
16 pages

Added flexibility of listening to your videos on the move with this MP3

Cheat Sheet
2 pages
Mind Map
1 page
Section 2: My First Section

For most of us, teamwork is a part of everyday life. Whether it’s at home, in the community, or at work, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. This teamwork training will encourage you to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer.

Section 3: Defining Success

A team is a group of people formed to achieve a goal. Teams can be temporary, or indefinite. With individuals sharing responsibility, the group as a whole can take advantage of all of the collective talent, knowledge, and experience of each team member.

Team building is an organized effort to improve team effectiveness.

Defining Success
5 questions
Section 4: Types of Team

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines a team as a number of persons associated together in work or activity. Teams are formed for many purposes. Examples include project teams, ad-hoc teams, quality improvement teams, and task forces. Sometimes the team is formed to work on a goal as an adjunct to a traditional hierarchy in an organization. At other times, the team is designed to replace the hierarchy.

Types of Team
5 questions
Section 5: The First Stage

When a new team forms, it concerns itself with becoming oriented. It does this through testing. It tests to discover the boundaries of interpersonal and task behaviour At the same time, the members are establishing dependency relationships with leaders, fellow team members, or any standards that existed when the group formed. The behaviours of orientation, testing and dependence become the process called Forming.

Members behave independently when the team forms. While there may be good will towards fellow members, unconditional trust is not yet possible.

The First Stage
4 questions
Section 6: The Second Stage

In the Storming phase, the team starts to address the objective(s), suggesting ideas. It empowers itself to share leadership. Different ideas may compete for consideration, and if badly managed, this phase can be very destructive for the team. Egos emerge and turf wars occur. In extreme cases, the team can become stuck in this phase.

If a team is too focused on consensus, they may decide on a plan which is less effective to complete the task for the sake of the team. This carries its own set of challenges. It is essential that a team has strong facilitative leadership during this phase.

The Second Stage
4 questions
Section 7: The Third Stage
The Third Stage
The Third Stage
3 questions
Section 8: The Fourth Stage

Once teams move from Norming to Performing, they are identified by high levels of independence, motivation, knowledge and competence. Decision making is collaborative and dissent is expected and encouraged as there will be a high level of respect in the communication between team members.

The Fourth Stage
4 questions
Section 9: Team Building Activities

Teambuilding is an organized effort to improve team effectiveness. All members of the team must be committed to the idea in order for the effort to be effective. Teambuilding is indicated for regular teams -- or for a work team” in trouble”. Teambuilding implies hard work that continues on after the initial training session.

Team Building Activities
4 questions
Section 10: Making the Most of Meetings

Giving thought to time and place considerations for a team meeting can go a long way toward producing a more effective meeting outcome. Below are some elements to think about.

  • Is the location convenient?
  • Quiet. Is the meeting going to be held in an open environment? Near the plant?
  • Is this an e-team meeting? Or a meeting with members in remote locations or different time zones?
  • What time of day is best?
  • Are there time zone considerations for e-teams or remote participants?
  • For what other interruptions and distractions can you anticipate and plan?
Making the Most of Meetings
3 questions
Section 11: Solving Problems as a Team

In 1999, Dr. Edward de Bono published a book entitled Six Thinking Hats. He theorizes that the human brain thinks in a number of distinct ways -- or states -- which can be identified, deliberately accessed and therefore planned for use in a structured way, allowing team members to develop strategies for thinking about particular issues.

Six Thinking Hats is a powerful technique that helps teams look at important decisions from a number of different perspectives. It helps them make better decisions by pushing members to move outside their habitual ways of thinking. It helps them understand the full complexity of a decision, and identify issues and opportunities which they might not otherwise notice.

In order to make it easier to clearly identify and work with these states, colored hats are used as metaphors for them. The act of putting on a colored hat allows individuals to symbolically think in terms of the state, either actually or imaginatively.

Solving Problems as a Team
5 questions
Section 12: Encouraging Teamwork

Some Things To Do

  • Promote an active learning climate for the team
  • Try to relate the team building strategies to the team’s work
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with new strategies
  • Constantly evaluate both your output and your process. In short, ask regularly, "How are we doing?
Section 13: Teamwork: Wrapping Up

Although this workshop is coming to a close, we hope that your journey to journey to improve your teambuilding training skills is just beginning. Please take a moment to review and update your action plan. This will be a key tool to guide your progress in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. We wish you the best of luck on the rest of your travels!

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