Team Building

Individual Commitment to a Group Effort

Ever wonder what makes high-performing teams effective? In part, it’s the ability of co-workers to understand their own and other team members’ personalities, and their ability to apply this knowledge to the team’s benefit. When employees understand how personality influences communication and working relationships, they are better able to modify their own behavior to support the team’s efforts and goals.

Successful organizations have learned to channel the energy of individuals into teams. Working collaboratively as a team - sharing vision, knowledge, and responsibility, boosts creativity and productivity and heightens commitment as well. This seminar provides all team members, both managers and non-managers alike, with the skills and insights to develop effective teams.

Participants will leave with an expanded awareness of the role they can play and the choices they can make to develop effective, collaborative teams. They will be able to: take individual responsibility for providing their team with the input it needs to function effectively, capitalize on the diversity of talents and capacities within their team, attack problems without attacking people and disagree without straining working relationships, create a workplace climate that encourages and supports collaboration and effective teamwork, and experience a renewed excitement about being part of a team.

In this session, participants will be able to

  • Experience how the communication process works
  • Begin to develop good listening skills to communicate with staff more effectively
  • Begin to use more effective communication skills
  • Work more effectively with people of different backgrounds, cultures, races & sexes
  • Ask for support when needed
  • Recognize when others need to be given support and when they need to be left alone
  • Create mutual trust between you and your team members
  • Understand the importance trust plays in helping you be a great manager/ supervisor
  • Recognize the importance of planning to achieve your department/unit goals
  • Support the team plan and turn the plan into action
  • Look for solutions outside of their personal paradigms
  • Transfer team decision-making skills back to the workplace
  • Use creative problem solving techniques in the future
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in the planning and problem solving area

Please click here to contact the Metropolitan Center Training Institute so that they may work with you to provide these services on-site.

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