Building Successful Teams

Impact on the Organization

In most organizations, more and more work is being handled by teams. More than ever, team members must function well in highly interdependent environments, where each member contributes both to how the team functions and what it does. As with other types of teams, work teams must practice their “teamwork” and develop the skills, procedures, and spirit that will make them successful.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify characteristics of high- performance work teams
  • Learn the steps involved in building/developing winning teams
  • Increase awareness of team functioning (team dynamics)
  • Increase awareness of work team performance

Program Description

In Building Successful Teams, participants discover the characteristics of high-performing teams, the stages of team growth, and proven steps for improving team performance. Participants learn a step-by-step approach that encompasses every facet of team behavior, and every process that impacts team performance. Through simulations, participants experience key team processes, including: defining roles and responsibilities, setting and communicating priorities and changes, and managing conflict. They gain powerful insights into the differences between building teams within participants’ organizations and across functional boundaries. They also master advanced techniques for capturing the individual and collective talents of their team members, and empowering teams at the appropriate level for each assignment. All these concepts and tools are applied throughout the workshop, as participants analyze their own team, and plan for its development.

Time Investment

Typically 4 hours.


This program can be customized to reflect your organization’s procedures, policies, cases, examples, and terminology. Please inquire about these optional consulting services.