Team Development is one of our core competencies. Over the years, we have helped hundreds of teams and team leaders to increase their effectiveness.Teamwork and collaboration are greatly facilitated by team development processes. The Human Dimension provides workshops, meeting and off-site retreat design and facilitation, and coaching, which enable teams to grow and achieve their objectives faster and with less stress.
We believe that two heads are indeed better than one, but only when there is an atmosphere of trust and mutuality, systems and an environment that allow people to say what they really think and feel, and processes for decision making that take those thoughts and feelings into account.
Team building, team training, and team coaching are not the same, though they often occur simultaneously. Team building focuses on improving a team's internal alignment, as well as its relations with individuals and teams outside their boundary. Team training focuses on helping a team's members develop the skills they need to improve their effectiveness. Team building helps a team get over barriers in its path; team training prevents the team from running into the same barriers in the future. Team coaching usually involves individual one-on-one coaching for the team leader and the members.
Team development always begins with gathering data about the present state of the team. With that information, we then design an appropriate intervention that includes exercises and activities that help the team members to raise their awareness, process the information, celebrate accomplishments, and build collaborative action plans and agreements to address any issues.
Team Building includes things like helping a team to:
Team Training usually includes improving team members' competencies in some or all of the following skills:
Team Coaching includes: