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Team Building and Motivation Skills

by on December 29, 2014
Posted in Leadership

No one can solve the problem faster than the people who do the work. One hand can’t clap on its own. In today’s competitive market, relying on high performance teams is not a choice, but a must for gaining competitive advantage. Team-work is a very powerful mechanism for achieving results and today’s organizations are fast recognizing the value of flat, self-directed, cross-functional teams. This workshop helps participants understand the value of team-work and what it takes to make your team a “high performance team”.

This workshop is designed to help you improve your career and optimize your company’s performance as a team leader and as a manager. This module covers the skills needed for effective and efficient team players. It combines tools and techniques to help you master the science and art of team work. In this intensive workshop you will discover how to use your power and influence to achieve your goals and objectives, build alliances across departments to achieve better results, establish strong working relationships with your colleagues, and create passion in your department, your team and your organization.

Moreover, this workshop builds awareness and skills in the areas of team dynamics, group problem solving, and group decision-making. The structural and behavioral dimensions of building and leading and effective team or task force are fully explored. Participants will develop insights into:

 Selecting team members
 Analysis of various team tasks
 Formulating team objectives and achieving potentials
 Planning, chartering, formative, developmental, and maintenance phases of the team “life cycle’
 The critical difference between supervising and leading
 How to help the team through predictable stages
 Facilitation techniques to lead an effective team and create true “synergism”
 Working collectively
Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for supervisor-level personnel, team leaders, middle managers or executives who lead others with managerial responsibility. It will benefit all managers who require strong decision-making skills and the ability to motivate and lead other people.
Methodology
Interactive workshop including Power Point Presentation, video projection, exercises, case studies, individual and team discussions, role playing, experiential learning tools and action plans.
Learning Objectives
By the end of this workshop you will
• Understand the fundamental features for team building
• Understand the importance of acting quickly
• Distinguish the differences between individual work and team work
• Establish strong/effective team leadership skills
• Be able to assess your own leadership style and team building skills
• Develop an executive leadership style that adapts to different people
• Be able to asses the personalities of your peers, superiors and subordinates for effective team building and team work
• Be able to build a team that creates and motivates trust, sets a clear vision and guides your entire team toward greater performance and profit
• Gain insights into the key skills and techniques you need to create a winning strategy through team work
• Learn how to be a good coach and how to build an effective team that works together to deliver better results
• Find the right balance of people who are prepared to work together for the team
• Identify the characteristics of effective team members
• Improve performance through empowerment and effective delegation
• Build a cohesive unit that performs well in all situations
• Appreciate the different roles played in successful teams
• Understand your own preferred role in team working and your secondary roles.
• Understand the phases of team development and dynamics
• Apply the most effective leadership style at the different phases of team development
• Describe “instant trust” that is needed in a virtual or remote team.
• Identify main factors in building trust in a virtual team environment.
• Use a checklist in a virtual environment to monitor trust on the team.
• Recognize the impact of culture on trust building and maintenance.
• Recognize the impact of technology on trust-building and maintenance.
• Describe the unique and critical nature of communication in dispersed teams.
• Adjust team communication to take account of differences

Motivating employees lies at the heart of successful management. This module will cover practical approaches and variations to work practices leading to major job motivation. Learning Objectives:

• Motivation in the workplace
• The motivation process: Maslow, Herzberg, the equity theory, the path goal theory…etc
• Discussion on the challenges of getting along with others
• Categorizing types of people that we have to deal with in a working environment.
• Analyzing what makes people difficult to deal with and discussing techniques for working with these types of people.
• Using a win-win approach to create an atmosphere of trust
• Motivating through non-monetary methods
• Replacing giving orders by giving encouragement
• Analyzing Frederick Herzberg’s matrix of external and internal motivation factors of people.
• Explaining and making exercises on the famous “JOHARI window” that illustrates the existing levels of mutual knowledge of each other of any group of people that have to deal with each other, comparing that with how much they actually need to know each other in order to start to communicate and cooperate effectively.
• How to always gain cooperation.
• Understand the role of the personal attitude and its effect on relationships
• Cases, exercises and assessment tools:
 Case 1: Can This Virtual Team Work?
 Exercise 1: The Blizzard Exercise
 Instrument/ Assessment Tool 1: The Learning Style Questionnaire
 Instrument/ Assessment Tool 2: Belbin
 Case 2: Starts with a Bang, Ends with a Whimper
 Exercise- video
 Instrument/ Assessment Tool 3: Team Excellence and Collaborative Team Leader Questionnaire

Experiential Learning and Action Plan
Cases and Group Presentation

By the end of the action plan, you will be able to:

• Demonstrate Teamwork Competencies in the workplace
• Provide evidence of achievement in translating training concepts into your company’s reality
• Describe the challenges of creating change in your organization
• Identify the next steps to move the organization and yourself forward


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