Most employees enter the workplace with little or no training on how to work well in a team or even in a group. At the same time, managers and team leaders must recognise and demonstrate specific behaviours that encourage and nurture teamwork of the members of their team and group.
Although few team leaders or managers walk into their roles with these skills fully developed, they can learn these skills by combining this training with workplace experience.
This workshop looks at the fundamental behaviours, skills and specific attitudes necessary for individuals to function effectively in a team environment, as well as how to foster effective teamwork.
You will be provided with tips for managing the team’s collective brainpower and harnessing the strengths of each member. The impact of differences and similarities among team members will also be discussed, as well as how to use the Whole Brain Team Model to facilitate teamwork and guide the team’s actions and projects.
Understanding your thinking profile will also enable you to develop better relationships, make more dynamic contributions in a team context, and make sound and relevant decisions.
This workshop will empower you on your journey of facilitating effective teams.
What is teamwork and why is it important;
Defining the demonstrating teamwork competency and identifying key behaviours associated with it;
Defining the fostering teamwork competency and identifying key behaviours associated with it;
Skill-building opportunities will be provided in core communication skills required in teamwork – listening, sharing ideas, acknowledging and resolving agreements, and providing and receiving feedback;
Different models for teamwork with a specific focus on Whole Brain Teams;
Different team development stages;
Assessments to determine whether you are a team player, your listening skills, etc.;
Learning to really listen;
Giving and receiving instructions and feedback;
On completion of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate:
Greater understanding of the nature of teams and teamwork;
Greater understanding of the key competencies required in fostering and demonstrating teamwork;
Knowledge of the many factors that contribute to successful facilitation of teams;
Understanding of the Whole Brain Team Model and how to use it as a tool in the workplace;
An awareness of the various stages that teams go through;
Enhanced teamwork skills that can be applied in the workplace;
Improved communication skills with those they work with;
Strategies for working together effectively and with difficult people;
An understanding of the model for successful innovation teams;
A new attitude about their ability to innovate on a team;
“How to enjoy working with others, even when you think they are not enjoyable!”