Developing Great Teams
Functional Area Teams
All benefit from the power of strategic planning
and facilitated team retreats.
Getting your executive or leadership team together on a quarterly basis is the key to meeting your annual plan. We custom design our off-sites to powerfully bring teams closer together, get them on the same page, committed to the same things, sharing the same vision, passion and values. And we nail the strategic plan, visit it quarterly, and hold you accountable to the key annual initiatives and quarterly priorities you need to complete to achieve your plans.
Our team off-sites are custom created to specifically meet the needs of your team. We meet you exactly where you are, determine how best to support the growth and development of the team, and build a series of workshops and one-on-one coaching support from there.
Our most successful programs include:
a) Quarterly Strategic Planning
We use the quarterly facilitated meetings to constantly strengthen the trust on the team, and clearly articulate your annual and quarterly priorities.
We use a One Page Strategic Planning approach to ensure both the goals are crystal clear, as well as who is responsible for making the goal happen.
Click here Click here for my Top 10 on how to run effective quarterly off-sites.
b) The Five dysfunctions of a Team
Using the outstanding approach presented in Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is one of the best methods we have found to get a team clear on what is and is not working among team members.
The Five Dysfunctions are:
- Absence of Trust – Does your team trust each other? Really, deeply trust?
- Fear of Conflict – Is your team able to openly and vigorously debate ideas, or is there a culture of holding your tongue and artificial harmony?
- Lack of Commitment – At the end of meetings, do you leave with crystal clear commitments and next steps with everyone on the same page, or are you left with a feeling of ambiguity?
- Avoidance of Accountability – Can your team members successfully hold each other accountable, or do they rely on the “boss” to do it?
- Inattention to Results – Does everyone have their eye on the same prize? Or are individual people, or teams, focused on their own results?
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“Katie was able to help us quickly build trust. What was ironic, was despite the fact that most of these people had worked together for anywhere from 5 to 15 years at the Clients office, they never had the level of trust or open dialogue that we were able to create in a matter of months through our team workshops.”
– Adrian Vermerris PMP, Client Service Manager, Longview Systems
c) 360 Feeback
We are certified in the Booth 360 tool, great for identifying leadership qualities and what to focus your attention on.
We are also certified in DISC, an outstanding framework to help understand human behavior. This is a powerful trust building tool when used with teams to help them understand each other better.
Raise the bar for your team through our team coaching workshops.
Help your team members understand their impact, and make the changes necessary to take your team from good to great.
Katie Bennett has worked with Long View Systems Vancouver Branch for the past 7 years, and this helps sum up the impact of her working with leaders and teams: