can we ‘motivate’ people to be more accountable in
can we do to have high staff morale and staff who are self-generating
do I have to do to get people to work together effectively?
do we get everyone in the organization to realize we’re
on the same team?
have all had the experience of being on a team that didn’t
work. Most of us also have had the experience of being on a highly
effective team. What factors make the difference? How do you cultivate
an environment that results in highly effective teams?
teams share a common vision, common objectives in line with that
vision and a shared approach to working together. They are accountable
to one another. The most effective teams -- teams that get the job
done and even exceed expectations -- also care about one another
and are passionately committed to one another’s success.
you can expect from our team development program include:
Alignment on what it means to be on a team in your organization
Clear lines of communication
Practices for boosting morale
Practices for addressing issues and problems on a day-by-day basis
Specific techniques and tools for being effective
An environment of partnership, productivity and even fun.
approach to team development begins with your organizational
culture and what’s working now and what isn’t. Every
organization’s needs in this area are different. And, we tailor
our work to match your needs. The elements of team development include:
together a vision that inspires your team and compels them to
be their best
practices and agreements for working together that support the
team’s effectiveness daily AND cultivate a spirit of team
on an ongoing basis, and
importantly, developing a learning context for working together
as a team.
important part of team development is bringing the team together
periodically to assess what is working and what is not, and to “true”
the work of being an effective team. Follow-up team empowerment
meetings are pivotal to ensure sustainable results.
effective environments® works with your teams, in a combination of workshops and follow-up
empowerment meetings, to design the vision, objectives and operating
agreements of your team and to ensure that they are set up to succeed.
People gain the tools they need to be effective as a player on a
powerful team, including the ability to incorporate new learning
and build on what they have already established.
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environments has been working with the entire [California
Operations] staff....The entire staff is functioning as a team with
common goals and everyone is developing and improving communications
skills. Overall, morale and job satisfaction have greatly improved."
Director, California Operations