"We cannot assume assembling a group of highly skilled individuals will result in an expert team..."
In addition to being technically able to perform their assignments, team members must also demonstrate teamwork competencies and leader capabilities, and the team as a whole must engage in effective interpersonal and team processing.
Source: Team Development Interventions: Evidence-Based Approaches for Improving Teamwork (American Psychological Association)
Understanding Team Effectiveness
According to research, team effectiveness is based on:
The degree to which the group experience on balance, is more satisfying than frustrating to team members.
The degree to which the team achieves its goals & objectives.
The degree to which members interact in ways that allow the team to work increasingly well over time.
Source: Groups That Work (and Those That Don't): Creating Conditions for Effective Teamwork, edited by J. Richard Hackman. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass 1990
From Effective to Exceptional
Integrated together with equal investment, these components of team effectiveness remind us that who is doing the work and how the work is done is as important as the work itself. We believe this is not only the pathway to team effectiveness but is a journey that leads to something exceptional.
Exceptional teams intentionally focus on their group processes and social structures. This ensures a culture of high team performance created by strong team member relationships and team member satisfaction and well-being.
Designed for today’s virtual and Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous workplaces, our custom-designed Team Development & Coaching programs facilitate your team forward to exceptional.
Exceptional Teams center people and relationships at the heart of the team. They care about culture as much as performance.
Beyond simply cooperating with others team members:
genuinely value each other
know how to leverage each other's strengths
recognize their interdependence
Diversity and differences are advantages to reach the best outcome. Team members want to see each other success individually and collectively.
Team members know the best ways to communicate with each other.
Regardless of the challenges of remote/hybrid working, they make it a priority to continue to deepen their connections with one another.
If something impacts their relationship, they use curiosity over judgement to help reconnect and re-align with each other.
Though it is easier to stay in the comfort zone, team members regularly step into their growth zone and make sense of experiences through a learning lens.
Open to accepting each other's influence
Engaging honestly and authentically
Valuing vulnerability and taking self-responsibility
This builds team psychological safety, interpersonal trust and a sense of acceptance and belonging.
When team members:
are clear about the team purpose
participate in establishing team norms and expectations
feel valued for their role on the team
...they are committed to each other and their collective goals.
They support each other to stay accountable and on track in a way that is centered on collective accomplishment and in the spirit of learning forward.
The Adelante Approach
While teams are systems that are greater than the sum of its parts and need to be addressed as such, the component parts of a team must be given attention and development as well.
A team is a group of unique and autonomous individuals with their own strengths, skills, style, emotional signature, lived experience, and level of well-being.
A team is a group of interdependent and interrelated individuals, each with a unique relationship to each other. These relationships are the second component of a team.
A team is formed from the integration and cohesive functioning of independent and interdependent component into a whole system.
We address each component on your team's journey to becoming exceptional.
From Effective to Exceptional
We help teams go beyond surviving in today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world... so they can thrive in the new workplace. Now more than ever, we need exceptional teams that put people and relationships at the center.
We have studied the research and newly emerging workplace best practices and been successfully adapting our services and programming to the new virtual and hybrid workplaces. We are excited to partner with you as you navigate the evolving workplace of today.
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