Resource Associates Teambuilding

    Resource Associates Teambuilding


16 Team Development
Points To Remember

Five fundamental principles and
four basic processes

to make certain that your
team development initiative works.
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Following is a description of a generalized training program in how to work better as a team. But if you have an intact team with a history of challenges, a more customized approach that specifically addresses your team's needs is recommended.

Training alone is insufficient to address habits of dealing ineffectively with conflicts or a history of organizational dysfunction. However, significant progress can be made when team members are adequately prepared. RI provides a four-step process of preparation with evaluation/diagnosis, short technique-focused trainings, structured team-work activities guided by RI's skilled facilitators, and ongoing executive coaching. During these activities team members collaborate on identified work issues while practicing specific techniques to resolve conflicts and clarify decision making.

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A sample proposal describing RI's Four Phase Teambuilding Program is available. You can request a PDF copy by clicking here: Request Four Phase Teambuilding Program PDF.

A sample Internet accessed survey can be viewed by clicking here: Internet team functioning survey.

References for our success in this area are available on our RI Reference Page.


Individual success at work is becoming more dependent on the ability to work well with others. People are put into a group and call it a "team," but this label alone does not give the ability or knowledge to make the team effective. Performance evaluations now include "teaming," but few people understand the concept or have the skills necessary to succeed. Fortunately, this increasingly important knowledge is learnable.

Your employees will learn how to work better together as a team in this engaging, entertaining and impactful program. They will learn how to function as a team, primarily by being better able to handle the inevitable disagreements which exist. They will realize that their personal success now depends on the success of others and they will have the tools to make that success a reality.

    • Mission Possible Simulation
    • Information processing Exercise
    • Process and content—the words and the music
    • Team Relationship and Task Leadership Skills
    • The Decision-Making Grid
    • The Team Decision Flowchart
    • Strength Building Exercise
    • Five Square Exercise
    • Industrial vs. information Age styles of supervision and leadership
    • Increase cooperation, reduce resistance.
    • Observe how your teams works.
    • Explore Basic Paradigms of Success.
    • Balance individual vs./ team priorities.
    • Identify blocks to your team’s success.
    • Get your team to diagnose its own problems and solutions.
    • Learn different leadership skills for different situations.
    • Increase constructive confrontation.
    • Commit to succeeding — together — even when resistance exists.
    • A Leader is Anyone who Influences
    • Learn how to share the leadership function.
    • Foster team interdependence.
    • Create a Plan for a Winning Team.
    • Apply techniques and models to real world situations.
    • Highly interactive.
    • Course will be approximately 30% presentation, with activities, exercises, group and dyad discussions.
    • Available support materials include: workbook, audio tapes, video tape, reminder cards, reminder mug.
    • Two days
    • The course time and content can be customized to fit the client’s needs.
      Stephen Haslam
      Resource International
      6119 Bankside
      Houston, TX. 77098,
      Phone: 713-305-1812
      Fax: 713-779-6537