Teaming matters, and we use an experiential approach to forging strong partnerships and teams.
I always look to Cindy and Don when I need help with my company’s leadership and team building needs. They truly work with us in a collaborative spirit that ensures the best possible results. Their expertise, and my knowledge of the company, makes for a powerful win-win. ~ Mark Roth, Previously Sr. Leadership & Org Dev Consultant, Nintendo of America
Have you been part of a team like this, where …
- everyone was willing to put “we” before “me”,
- our individual contributions were valued equally, and
- what we co-created really belonged to everyone?
We have. It set a really high bar – and we want more of it! We want it for ourselves – and we want it for you! Especially in our VUCA world – teaming skills will be increasingly important, and being able to pull a team together quickly for a specific project or need will be critical.
Our Holistic Approach to Building Teams
We take an experiential “learn by doing” approach to building teams – so instead of learning what it means to be a team, you practice being a team! We provide input along the way so you understand the dynamics. And we can share what we’ve learned as best practices from other teams, just to seed your exploration for your own team. Depending on the dynamics within the team – what’s going well and what’s not – we design activities that either focus on the real work, or that experience the dynamics from a completely different perspective and then come back to what you do on the job. Either way, you get a chance to practice doing it right, and to focus on the process not the content of the the teamwork. This ensures you have a set of skills that will work with the next issue, too.
Building Teams – A Systems Approach
This workshop builds on our belief that there are identifiable skill sets for members of teams and for leaders of teams – and they are not the same. Both need to be part of the team building equation – and they need to be learned and used together. We have designed a two-part crash-course in teaming. Ideally, each level of management first builds its horizontal team while learning the skills to lead its intact teams, and then each manager participates in the real-time building of their intact team. Since you will work on real-world issues as you practice excellent teaming, these sessions will result in valuable actions that are already being implemented.