Posts Tagged ‘Collaboration’

5b_conflictOnce you have the foundation of vulnerability-based trust, you can start addressing the next behavior of cohesive teams, which is conflict.   Some people try to avoid conflict because it is emotional and at times physically gut-wrenching.  Whenever you bring people together, with different personalities, different ages, genders, etc. – these is going to be conflict!


Below is what one team leader had to say about using this program with her team:

“I have experienced the power of this program first hand.  It opened our team up for tough discussions, items we might have swept under the rug. It’s a process, but it is worth it.”

– Stacy Winsett, MS, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior HR Executive with a Fortune 500 Company


Conflict on teams does not have to be all negative.  Cohesive Teams engage in healthy conflict around ideas.  With healthy conflict, team members have the freedom to disagree with each other in unfiltered, passionate, and constructive debate about ideas instead of veiled discussions and guarded threats.


Below is what another team leader had to say about using this program with his team:

 “The 5 Behaviors program was a real eye-opener for our team.  We have a much better understanding of each other’s strengths and challenges, and we’re better equipped to work together with trust, transparency and radical candor to achieve a common goal.”

– Stuart McMahan, Vice President of  Provider Solutions Software Division with a Fortune 500 Company


Next, we will look at why commitment, is a layer in The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team model.


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meetingTired of the “rah, rah” let us hold hands type of team training?   Team building training has been around for a long time.  The environment has changed and technology has evolved. More than ever before, business leaders have become more aware of the need for better communication and collaboration.  At Peak Performance Solutions, we offer a fresh approach to team work, basic business skills training, and even computer training for your new team members.  Below are some of the start-up workshops we offer:

For more mature business teams, we offer additional in-depth team topics as well as advanced team courses.  We can also help plan team-building events.  Contact us if you need to discuss team-building options.

If you want to start working on developing better teams now, instead while waiting to arrange a training course, you might want to consider reading a few articles.  Here are a few to consider:  The 5 Stages of Team DevelopmentThe Impact of Adapting to Behavioral and Communication Styles for Your Business, 5 Characteristics of a Great Team and 7 Steps to Improve Collaboration on Your Team.  If you have the time, you may also want to check out The Five Dysfunctions of a Team book by Patrick Lencioni and ebook
Team Building Primer: A Start-up Guide for Developing Effective Teams, Committees, and Other Groups by Shirley Fine Lee.

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