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Fundamental Teamwork Analysis/Assessment for Effective Team Building and Teamwork Training

Effective team building, teamwork skills building, teamwork training and teamwork improvement flow from insightful and fundamental teamwork analysis or teamwork assessment which reflects the strategic and operational situations of your teams.

Why Fundamental Teamwork Analysis

As organizations become flatter in structure, by stripping out irrelevant layers and roles, and as they renew their processes to gain competitive advantage, it becomes increasingly important to have successful work teams. Fundamental teamwork analysis is critical to sustainable high performance in teams as long-term success of projects usually depends upon the quality of teamwork.

Furthermore, it is imperative that teams or groups should periodically assess their level of teamness in order to see where improvement is needed. Such teamwork analysis is part of an effective teamwork training and is critical to gaining team members' commitment to team building.

Fundamental Issues to Unravel in Effective Teamwork Analysis

Fundamental teamwork analysis focuses on the key pillars of effective and sustainable teamwork.

The key pillars of sustainable teamwork are: trust, a common sense of purpose, vibrant and genuine communication, mutual respect, and constructive risk taking behaviors.

The bedrock of teamwork is trust, and many of the other elements derive or are based on it. People need to become used to one another before they can open up o others. Without trust, vibrant and genuine communication is not possible. Yet without communication, effective team interaction is not possible. Without effective team interaction, productive teamwork is not possible.

One primary way in which trust is manifested in a team is the level of tolerance displayed by team members. This involves tolerance of other members, and tolerance of the differences between each member. Effective teamwork requires that members transcend offense. They must seek ways to reconcile differences in a productive, healthy manner.

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Organizational context influences the degree of teamwork. For teamwork to be sustained the following organizational conditions must be obtained:

  • Commitment to team organization and teamwork by the top management
  • Prevalence of corporate team culture and team climate
  • Empowerment of people working in teams or as team

Potent Teamwork Inventory

We have developed a simple inventory focused on fundamental teamwork analysis. The inventory is called ‘Analyze Your Teamwork for Success!’. Your internal HR/ organizational development specialist can use 'Analyze Your Teamwork for Success!' to conduct fundamental teamwork analysis across your business.

Analyze Your Teamwork for Success! comes in two complementary parts:

Part 1, called Teamwork Fundamentals (in PDF), covers teamwork fundamentals and team optimization exercises. The blueprint provides each team member the basic knowledge on the essence of high team performance as well as what he or she should be doing for ultimate team success.

Part 2, called Teamwork Inventory (in PDF), has two primary sections, helping your teams to analyze teamwork and develop a sense of commitment on team development for high performance.

A Leader Guide (in PDF) for facilitating the teamwork analysis is also included.

Price: $8.0

To buy 'Analyze Your Teamwork for Success' (Zipped folder), click, Analyze Your Teamwork for Success!.

Teamwork Analysis Integrated With Teamwork Training

The productive and sure way to sustainable high performance in teams is objective, focused, and consistent review of team quality and teamwork for appropriate follow-through team intervention, including strategic teamwork training. Therefore, apart from the fundamental teamwork inventory, we assist organizations such as yours in insightful and fundamental teamwork analysis.

Our approach to teamwork analysis involves exploring fundamentals of effective teamwork and administering a 'Teamwork Analysis Inventory' (which may be customized) among specific teams in your business. This is followed by feedback and interactive sessions on improvement areas for effective and sustainable teamwork. In this way, the teamwork analysis may form the basis for formal teamwork training.

Taking Action!

To discuss your requirements in effective teamwork skills building based on fundamental teamwork analysis and teamwork training and/or to benefit from our high performance team building service, email high performance team building or contact us using the OD Synergy feedback form.

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