Building a Great Team

Building a Great Team

(1 day course)

Working in a team and functioning as a team are two different things. Imagine a football team where everyone wanted to be the centre forward, or a platoon of soldiers where everyone wants to be in command. Our diversity is the most important thing in a team, yet we still tend to want everyone to think the same as us!


This course will cover:

·         What is a Team?  - looking at groups versus teams, identifying what makes a team.

·         Team Development – discussing Bruce Tuckman’s four-stage model of team development – Forming, Storming, Norming Performing

·         What’s your experiences of team working?

·         Discovering your team Role – introduction to Dr Belbin’s team roles and self-perception inventory.

·         Enjoying diversity and finding the positives

·         Working as a Team – exercise in decision making within a team.

·         Is conformity desired, or required?  – Solomon Asch’s theory on conformity and Milgram’s study on obedience.

·         The anatomy of conflict – the benefits/disadvantages of conflict and dealing with team conflict. 

·         Giving and receiving feedback

·         Fun team building exercise with specific objectives to achieve

·         Reflection and Reflective Dialogue – learning review.