Team Work and Team Building Workshop

Course Duration 1 Day 

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. Having a strong team will benefit any organization and will lead to more successes than not.

The Teamwork and Team Building workshop will encourage participants to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. Your participants will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and what factors into being a successful team and team member.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to :

  • Describe the concept of a team, and its factors for success
  • Explain the four phases of the Tuckman team development model and define their
    characteristics
  • List the three types of teams
  • Describe actions to take as a leader – and as a follower for each of the four phases
    (Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing)
  • Discuss the uses, benefits and disadvantages of various team-building activities
  • Describe several team-building activities that you can use, and in what settings
  • Follow strategies for setting and leading team meetings
  • Detail problem-solving strategies using the Six Thinking Hats model — and one
    consensus-building approach to solving team problems
  • List actions to do — and those to avoid — when encouraging teamwork

Course Outline

Defining Success

What is a Team?

An Overview of Tuckman and

Jensen’s Four-Phase Model

Types of Teams

The Traditional Team

Self-Directed Teams

E-Teams

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

Team Building Activities

The Benefits and Disadvantages

Team-Building Activities That

Won’t Make People Cringe

Choosing a Location for Team Building

Making the Most of Team Meetings

Setting the Time and the Place

Trying the 50-Minute Meeting

Using Celebrations of All Sizes

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

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Team Work and Team Building Outline – Full Day