Team development interventions refers to facilitated processes and activities designed to improve team performance. High Performance Team development is usually used when an interdependent team needs to improve the way they work together to achieve growth and high results.
High performing teams or HPTs comprise of individual strengths combined with the right leadership to deliver high-quality results that are aligned to organisational goals. High performance Teams are generally formed with highly skilled professionals from cross-functional areas and focus on achieving a common business goal. According to a McKinsey Report published in 2017, when members of a high performing team work together towards a common vision and achieving a common goal the financial performance increases by 1.9 times. The report also stated that employees are five times more productive when working in a High Performance Team than in an average team. Building an High Performance Team HPT is one of the proven business efficiency techniques that organizations cannot choose to ignore nowadays.
We have developed a time-tested, proven system geared towards developing High performance teams through an experiential and structured learning process to adopt and apply practical principles that revolve around the core tenants of teamwork.
Our HPT Team Development program is a powerful intervention based on process facilitation and experiential learning methodology that helps teams enhance their purpose, productivity, cohesion and communication to accomplish outstanding results back at work.
Assessment and Program Design
Our HPT Team Development Programs takes a customized approach to its design and starts with the assessment of the learning objectives and desired outcomes of the specific organisation, industry, team and participants.
The initial program flow starts with Ice breakers, Energizers, Trust Building Activities, Behavioral Contract, Ways of Working. Later Experiential Learning Activities and Simulations are introduced followed by Sharing and debriefing.
Psychometric tests focusing on the individual or teams is often part of the program.
Approach and Facilitation Methodology:
Team Development model of facilitation focus on the different stages of team development and come up with strategies and tactics for application of the learning back at the work place. The program’s overarching objective is to provide participants with an environment which is conducive to explore team-work and consequent benefits. We design the program using industry accepted models of team-works as given below.
Using structured experiential learning and facilitation methods we help the team members open up a rich and robust dialogue that enables them to build trust while also determining which areas of their work can improve.
The learning is co-created between the participants and the facilitator. An good amount of time is spent in experiencing, reflection and application phases during the facilitator led processing.
Our Team Development Programs include 2-5 Days of Offsite program followed by 3-6 months of sustained development powered through action plans, goal setting, micro-learning, regular team meetings, assessments of results and coaching sessions.
Sustaining Learning and Followup
Post Program Follow-up Based on the understanding a post-program meeting after a month for around 3 hours will be held to review their experiences in implementing their learning from the program, in every day work and personal life. Teaming Manual / Action Plan / Follow up Post the Team Development Intervention participants will receive a detailed report on their participation and learning activity wise. Participants will also identify signification areas and create actionable personal and team goals and success criteria’s on how they will measure them.
Actionable Micro Learning: Post Training, Participants will receive weekly follow-ups and in micro learning format to help them keep the motivation and continue to take action and form behaviors back at work.
Behavioral Observation Report. A Behavioral Observations report on each participant will be shared with the organization, detailing the behavior observations, areas of strengths, scope and recommendation for improvements .
Facilitators / Trainers
The program is specially facilitated by senior leadership facilitators with 2 decades of industry experience in a senior management or executive management role and having over a decade of experience in Organisation Development, Training and Facilitation.
The Supporting Trainers are Qualified Outdoor Instructors who are trained to take of safety and risk management to enable usage of adventure and outdoor activities for management development purposes.
Team Development Models
There are several proven, effective team development models used by our facilitators . Here are few commonly used team development models that we include as part of our structured learning and facilitation process.
1. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Developed by Patrick Lencioni, owner of The Table Group. The five dysfunctions are: Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, Lack of Commitment, Avoidance of Accountability, and Inattention to Results. This model includes a team assessment to determine team scores on the 5 dysfunctions and provide your team with a sense of its strengths and areas for improvement.
2. Tuckman’s Model The Tuckman Team development model includes the forming, storming, norming, and performing stages. These stages represent the necessary and inevitable stages from facing challenges, tackling problems, finding solutions and planning work to ultimately delivering results as a team.
3. Curphy and Hogan’s Rocket Model. The Rocket Model is based on research from hundreds of teams and provides sound, practical advice for improving group and team performance. The Rocket Model consists of eight components, which include context, mission, talent, norms, buy-in, power, morale, and results.
4. Drexler Sibbit model The Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance® Model illustrates team development as seven stages, four to create the team and three to describe increasing levels of sustained performance. This powerful tool for developing and sustaining teams is used as a framework and common language for supporting a team-based culture
Organizations are constantly faced with rapid change, disruption and complex problems and are increasingly turning to teams to provide breakthrough solutions and innovative ideas. Our Team Development program provides a robust framework for teaming and performance.
It is loaded with trusted and action-oriented models and best practices to help the teams improve communication, solve problems, make decisions, reduce conflict, clarify multi-function work processes, and align around priorities and purpose.
Some of the other noted team development program benefits are