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31% of employees say they dislike team-building events. Why? Well according to Forbes, "Team-building exercises are pointless and even insulting to your team members, because they suggest that if only your team members spent more time doing silly things together, like climbing trees and rolling around on the floor, they would work more effectively together the rest of the time."
As Forbes goes on to point out, when a team hasn't gelled or isn't communicating effectively, it's not because enough team-building hasn't happened. It's because there's some form of blockage at play and no one is talking about it.
The plain truth is, you don't need team-building.
You need Team-Forging.
Performance is what separates a 'work group' from an actual team. Work groups are collections of people put together by organizational hierarchy. A team on the other hand, is a group that's consciously aware of their interdependence. They need one another to get work done. High-performance teams are focused on their goals and achieve superior business results. They outperform all other work groups given their conscious interdependence.
Cohesion refers to the amount of unity in a team while working towards a goal. Those in highly cohesive teams will be more cooperative and effective in achieving the goals they set for themselves. Lack of cohesion is certain to affect team performance due to unnecessary stress and tension among coworkers. Cohesion in teams is a predictive measure of the future success of a company.
Our Team-Forging Talks, Seminars and Workshops are designed to convert work groups into actual teams. The core theories in each session are designed to address the factors that prevent Performance and Cohesion:
Even if members of your team want to be supportive, they're are primed to give support in the manner in which they like to, which often is not how others need them to.
How Team-Forging Fixed This:
The simplest path to better communication is enhanced understanding. That becomes a challenge when you're expected to remember a 48 page behavioural report on each of your teammates.
Our sessions focus on the three elements that most influence work behaviours: Behavioural Biases, Intrinsic Motivators and Emotional Triggers.
The result? Our students achieve a level of program mastery in one day that others take months to deliver.
Of course the ability to apply that mastery means little if you can't access it when triggered.
How Team-Forging Fixes This:
The biggest difference in our program is the emphasis on emotion. We help your team increase their emotional Capacity and their Consciousness of it, something we call 'Game'.
Other soft-skills training tends to label people and create rules on how to approach them. Ours teaches people how to rise to any situation regardless of what their 'profile' may be.
Not all Conflict is bad. Performance comes from high levels of Task Conflict. Cohesion comes from low levels of Relationship Conflict. Few teams know the difference, leading to Confusion in teams where Conflict is avoided and Combat in teams where it's misused.
How Team-Forging Fixes This:
Certain Behavioural Colors are prone to experience all conflict as Relationship Conflict even when it isn't intended to be.
Additionally, certain emotional states influence people to convert Task Conflict into Relationship Conflict, even when we know it will cause harm.
The Self-awareness and Self-regulation taught in our sessions prevents both of these phenomena from occurring.
Lecture Style Talk Covering:
Perfect for Lunch & Learns, EO & TEC Style Forum Meetings and those looking for an introduction to Workplace Emotional Intelligence.
Everything Offered in Keynote Plus:
Ideal for smaller teams with hands-on leaders capable of supporting and reinforcing the concepts post-session.
Everything Offered in Seminar Plus:
Designed for teams of 10 or more, and for those who know they cannot sacrifice Performance for the sake of Cohesion.