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.