Work on one of your business goals and accomplish team development for the same effort, expense and time with our team development processes.
Team Development within a Business Goal
A common request that we receive is for help with team development. When we have the initial conversation with our client, we usually discover that prior team development events and retreats didn’t produce sustainable results. We also talk about whether the client is after a team that is meant to stay together and grow together as an intact team, or whether what is wanted is the skills, knowledge and capacity for the participants to excel within team work including cross cutting teams made up of people from several work teams. This is frequently what is wanted.
Our approach to team development is to work with our client to choose from among real business goals that they have in their business plan, that require a team approach for success. We guide the process for the team to sort out how it will accomplish the business goal, while simultaneously working on the skills, knowledge, and capacity development needed for team work. The learning in individuals is transferable for team work in any and all teams (including committees or task forces) that the person participates in.
Skills, knowledge, and capacity are built within the team to sustain its own ongoing team development once we are complete with our work together. By building these skills, knowledge, and capacity into your team we create lasting benefit from the work together. Benefit that can extend as new members join your team or existing members move on to other projects or positions.
If you don't have a specific business goal to work on, we can take your team through learning how to diagnose how they are as a team, and how to regenerate the team so that this can be a regular checkup done within the team itself once we complete our work together...something you can benefit from for years to come.
Individual and Team Development
In today's environment of cross-functional teams, people on your team need to have the knowledge, skills, and capacity to be able to function well in any team that they find themselves in for however long or short a period of time as they are part of that team. We focus on the development of the individual parallel to focusing on the development of the team so that individuals will be more skillful with cross-functional teams and also in participating in more than one team if their job so requires.
On any team and in any project, the likelihood of conflict exists. While healthy conflict can lead to new idea generation, creativity, and accomplishing your goals, unhealthy conflict has the possibility to delay or even derail a project. We build in conflict prevention skills and processes for your team as we go. With these conflict prevention strategies in place, the likelihood of unhealthy conflict happening in your teams is drastically reduced.
Contact Birgitt Williams, President of Dalar International Consultancy, Inc. to schedule a free one-hour appointment to discuss your team and project development needs. During this call, Birgitt will guide you in determining your team development goals and together you will develop a plan for achieving your goals.
Team development is just one of many concerns you may have as the leader of a team or project. Before contacting us, you may wish to learn more about how we can be of service to you.
Team Development Learning Modules
To supplement team development work, we offer a variety of learning modules that can be taken on their own to learn specific skills or as a comprehensive team development learning stream. In engaging us for your team development, we can discuss whether any of the modules would be right for you as part of meeting your team development goals and capacity development.