Have you ever witnessed a winning sports team, a well-rehearsed orchestra, or a synchronized surgical unit? Did you feel the commitment and energy that the team demonstrated? What you saw was more than just teamwork — it was team synergy. A phenomenon occurs when a team achieves more significant results than the sum of its parts. Experience this same phenomenon with Creating Team Synergy. A complete one-day program, focusing on solving the five key issues hindering team effectiveness.
How It Works
Creating Team Synergy balances facilitator instruction with private reflection and group interaction. Through the combination of two HRDQ learning instruments, two hands-on games, an adventure simulation, and small-group activities, participants learn more about themselves as team members and how effectively their team functions. Through this workshop, participants discover meaning behind the "Stages of Team Effectiveness":
Uses and Applications
Creating Team Synergy uses experiential tools, including learning instruments, hands-on activities, and interactive team simulation. This helps teams gain a more definite sense of direction, clarification of roles and responsibilities, improves operating processes, and boosts both interpersonal and team relationships.
Creating Team Synergy's flexible training design allows facilitators to present this workshop in one day or two half-days. You can also combine the program with other training sessions to create an expanded learning experience.
Creating Team Synergy is based on a variety of theories, including inter-team and relationship theory as well as personality style theory. The program shows the influences of Richard Beckhard, Carl Jung, William Marston, and others. By the end of this workshop, participants will apply these theories by:
- Pinpointing the team's current level of development
- Understanding personal team roles and operating procedures
- Recognizing team member communication styles
- Identifying blocks in performance
- Exploring the five factors that help achieve team synergy
Product Type: Team workshop. The Facilitator Guide is an in-depth resource designed to help trainers swiftly administer the assessment.
Target Audience: Intact groups or teams.
Measures: How a team creates and applies team synergy.
Dimensions: Team synergy, communication, team building, and team effectiveness.
Time Required: One day.
What to Order
Facilitator Kit: Order One Kit Per Trainer.
The Facilitator Kit includes background information, administrative guidelines, step-by-step workshop outline, and sample participant materials. Facilitator support materials will be available as a digital download link in your order confirmation.
Participant Guide: Order One Guide Per Participant.
The Participant Guide is a comprehensive takeaway that includes critical content, worksheets, and forms used during the workshop, as well as additional tools for on-the-job use. Contents include, two learning instruments, adventure simulation, a pressure-sensitive response form, interpretation of instrument results, self-reflection questions, and action planning.
About the Authors
The HRDQ Development Team creates soft-skills learning solutions that help to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. At HRDQ, we believe an experiential approach is the best catalyst for adult learning. Our unique Experiential Learning Model has been the core of what we do for more than 40 years. Combining the best of organizational learning theory and proven facilitation methods with an appreciation for adult learning styles, our philosophy initiates and inspires lasting change.