Building High Performing Teams – Team Building Skills

by on January 6, 2015
Posted in Management

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.

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 leadership
  • 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
  • Draw on a Personal Development Plan for Further Development as a Leader

Day 1:

Module I : Challenges of 21st Century Teams

Module II: Team Roles, Team Dynamics and Leading Teams


  • Taking the Lead
  • Managerial Roles and Competencies
  • The New Work Place
  • Managing in Times of Changing People
  • The Team Concept
  • Matching Types of Team to Tasks
  • Characteristics of High Performing Teams
  • Formal and informal teams

Day 2:

Module III: Developing and Maintaining Trust in Teams

Module IV: Team Communication


  • Ten Steps to Group Consensus
  • Barriers to Team Building
  • Anxiety of Newly Formed Teams
  • How to Handle the Newly Formed Team
  • Analyze team roles
  • Self-Managed Teams
  • Situational Leadership
  • Building Teams
  • Enforcing Ground Rules

Day 3:

Module V: Creativity and Problem Solving in Teamwork

Module VII: Networks and Coalitions

Module VIII: Influencing Others


  • Problem Solving
  • Building Consensus
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Identifying Networks and forming Coalitions



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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