Enable your team to move farther and faster together.
It's easy to establish a team, but leading a high-performing team comprised of satisfied members who consistently deliver results is much more difficult. In more than 200 research studies that were conducted over 40 years, Richard Hackman, Ruth Wageman, and others found that six conditions account for 80 percent of the variance in how well a team performs. Their research suggests that effective teams are not accidental, but intentional with respect to how they are designed, launched, and coached.
Connie begins with the Team Diagnostic Survey™ or TDS™. The TDS™ was developed in 2005 by Wageman, Hackman, and Lehman and identifies a team’s strengths and weaknesses and provides a common language for talking about how the team operates. Connie manages TDS™ data collection and analysis, as well as brings the team together to talk about the survey results. As part of this debrief, team members establish design principles for the team.
1 team assessment | 1.5 hour debrief of team assessment results | Design principles for the team
With the TDS™ debrief in the rear view mirror, the second step of the team development process is the team launch or relaunch. (Re)launching a team involves defining or redefining the team’s mission, vision, values, norms, goals, and objectives. In two workshops, Connie skillfully orients team members to the task at hand and facilitates a conversation that aligns and motivates the team. The output of these workshops is a team charter.
2 workshops | 1.5 hours per workshop | A team charter
The third and final step of the team development process is team coaching. Post-launch, Connie facilitates team coaching sessions. In the first half of each coaching session, she asks team members to report out on progress and setbacks for each of the goals and objectives that team members set during the launch workshops. In the second half of each coaching session, she helps the team prioritize their most pressing problem and guides team members though a proven process to examine that problem and potential solutions, before agreeing upon a solution and developing an action plan.
1 team coaching session per month for three, six, or nine months (your choice) following the team launch | 1.5 hours per team coaching session | Ongoing progress and problem solving