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Building Teams - Building Culture

‘Teamwork’ is a common tenet of many companies – but how do leaders successfully develop high-performing teams while fostering a harmonious, culturally-driven environment? By learning methodologies commonly utilized to assemble productive groups and acquiring the skills necessary to facilitate effective collaboration—even among virtual teams—participants in this course can increase staff engagement levels, create stronger interpersonal connections and maximize performance results.

    After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the stages of team development, the functions at each stage, and the benefits of teaming
  • Identify the communication characteristics of high-performing teams and team members’ behavioral styles
  • Set goals successfully, and avoid common goal-setting mistakes
  • Explain how to foster accountability among team members to ensure all members succeed
  • Explore the effect of different behavioral styles on managing virtual employees
  • Develop esprit de corps and coordinate effective team-building activities

Course Content

Lesson 1. Welcome and Introduction to Teams

  • Who are we and why are we here?
  • What are teams?
  • Define what makes teams successful

Lesson 2. Stages of Team Development
  • Define the four stages of team development
  • Identify the leader’s responsibilities and functions at each team stage

Lesson 3. High Performing Teams
  • Explore the four components of high performing teams

Lesson 4. Virtual teams
  • Similarities among and differences between traditional teams and virtual teams
  • Defining the leader’s roles and strategies for distance management

Lesson 5. Recap and Action Plans
  • Session concludes with the content review and action planning