Improving Team Performance

Team dynamics are an important predictor of organizational health. In most organizations, nothing gets done without people working together to achieve shared goals. But far too often the very practice of teamwork can be painful. Why? Because teams give way to infighting, gossiping, and politics.

High-functioning teams break this mold by dedicating time and effort to embracing a healthier set of behaviors.

Teams that work well together also perform better.

Integris team takes a multi-pronged approach to improving the effectiveness of teams through sustained development efforts.

OUR APPROACH TO IMPROVING TEAM PEFORMANCE

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

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 In 2002, Patrick Lencioni wrote a leadership fable called The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Today, with over 2.5 million copies sold, the ideas from this book have had a profound impact on how we view – and improve – teamwork. In 2014, a new era in team development began, when the concepts from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team were used to create a new framework for driving stronger teamwork across entire organizations: The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™.  Now, for the first time, a complete toolkit exists for teams, leaders, and HR and OD professionals who want to get the greatest results possible from their teams.
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The 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

1. Trust One Another

Members of great teams trust one another on a fundamental, emotional level, and they are comfortable being vulnerable with each other about their weaknesses, mistakes, fears, and behaviors. They get to a point at which they can be completely open with one another, without filters.

2. Engage in Conflict Around Ideas

Members of teams who trust one another are not afraid to engage in conflict around ideas that are key to the organization’s success. They do not hesitate to disagree with, challenge, and question each other, all in the spirit of finding the best answers, discovering the truth, and making great decisions.

3. Commit to Decisions

Teams that engage in conflict around ideas are able to gain commitment to decisions, even when some members of the team initially disagree. That is because they ensure that all opinions and ideas are put on the table and considered, giving confidence that no stone has been left unturned.

4. Hold One Another Accountable

Teams that gain commitment to decisions and standards of performance do not hesitate to hold one another accountable for adhering to those decisions and standards. What’s more, they don’t rely on the team leader as the primary source of accountability; they go directly to their peers.

5. Focus on Achieving Collective Results

Team members who trust one another, engage in conflict around ideas, gain commitment to decisions, and hold one another accountable are more likely to set aside their individual needs and agendas and focus on achieving collective results. They do not give in to the temptation to place their departments, career aspirations, or status ahead of the collective results that define team success.

What Is A High-Functioning Team, And Do You Have One?

In most organizations, nothing gets done without people working together to achieve shared goals. But far too often the very practice of teamwork can be painful. Why? Because teams give way to infighting, gossiping, and politics.

High-functioning teams break this mold by dedicating time and effort to embracing a healthier set of behaviors.

It's about building better team behaviors.Team behaviors are an important predictor of organizational health.

Great team behaviors squeeze out unhealthy organization behaviors such as gossip, politics, and infighting. The result? Work gets done with fewer unnecessary interpersonal interruptions. In time, not only do the processes work better; the people in the processes feel better.

Team dynamics are an important predictor of organizational health and culture. Download The Blueprint for Team Cohesion to learn how your teams can get to the next-level.

Teams that work well together perform better.
Download The Blueprint for Team Cohesion to learn how your teams can get to the next-level.

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The Leadership Challenge Workshop and the LPI 360 assessment has led to renewed focus on my values and my personal mission, and have given me hope again for our organization.

Mary Monahan

Washington State Department of Ecology

One of the most important gains from our Cohesive Team work thus far has been the ability to begin having a different kind of dialogue within our team…[Today] there is a greater sense of empowerment regarding how we best serve our customers, complete our work, and accomplish the goals we want to achieve.

Tishelle Betterman

King County Business Resource Center

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