How do you go from good to great?
When considering team development, you generally have a group that’s already functioning adequately. The fundamentals are in place, the early gains have already been made, the ‘low-hanging fruit’ plucked. So what’s next? How do you take things up a notch or two? How do you go from good to great?
Accelerating team development
Our journeys accelerate and amplify team development. Through a process of stretching and deepening, the participants get the opportunity to build on a more fundamental understanding of themselves and their colleagues.
They can identify and address any remaining areas of weakness - in how they perform as individuals and also as team members. They discover the power of repetition; that the more you do certain exercises or have group dialogue sessions, the greater the rewards.
A growing sense of common purpose
And all the while the team is becoming tighter. New connections are made, existing ones are strengthened. The sense of common purpose grows. You become more aware of the team genius. With that comes greater confidence and belief; a wonderfully empowering sensation which makes you feel that, together, you can achieve anything.
“A friend of mine, the founder of a company that grew to $1 billion in annual revenue, best expressed the power of teamwork when he once told me; ‘if you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time’.” From The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
What, you may ask, is the difference between team development and teambuilding?
There are certainly many similarities. However, the way we see it, team development is the second phase in the process of creating a truly successful team. The first is teambuilding.