95 results for teams

  • Virtual or remote teams: resources & readings

    Identify team strengths or dysfunctions with these assessments The Five Behaviors® Team Development The Five Behaviors® Personal Development Five Behaviors-related downloadable content such as virtual facilitation guides, a white paper, slide decks, and posters Share and react to these readings from this blog The 5 behaviors of a cohesive virtual team Tips we gathered from Patrick Lencioni Set ground rules for […]
  • Sustaining culture on virtual teams

    Many organizations that pivoted to work-from-home at the start of the pandemic, thinking it was a short-term necessity, are now looking at remote work as a long-term, even permanent, state of affairs. As such, they are searching for ways to get out of survival mode into a more sustainable mindset. Culture plays a big role in this experience for employees. […]
  • The state of teams: New research

    How much of your average work day do you spend engaging with your team (or, more likely, teams)? New research shows that team interaction accounts for over 60 percent of the average employee’s time. This is one of the many findings in a new report by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (publishers of The Five Behaviors®) called The State of Teams (PDF). Wiley surveyed […]
  • Tips (by DiSC style) for managers with remote teams

    It’s not just COVID-19 that has more people working from home. Teams now frequently include staff from different locations. Managers are learning that productivity doesn’t have to suffer if some positions are filled by someone working remotely. A team today might include a new father working from home, a colleague from Norway, a member from the home office in Minneapolis, […]
  • How to manage remote teams

    Managing remote teams As more and more cities and states are asking businesses to switch to remote work to help slow the spread of COVID-19, countless managers are faced with not only recalibrating their own work reality, but guiding their employees through this great change as well. “Trust and accountability is key,” says Dana Montgomery, National Deputy Director for the […]
  • Positive conflict exercise for teams

      Purpose: Help learners see role conflict as a natural part of the workplace and that it can be productive for teams and individuals. Prerequisite: None for participants. Facilitators should know something about the team’s mission, charge, or goals. Exercise can be used in conjunction with Everything DiSC Productive Conflict or the Conflict section of The Five Behaviors. Materials: Easel […]
  • Activities for teams

    More than ever before, it’s teams, not just individuals, that get work done in organizations. They advance ideas, influence organizational culture, and execute on initiatives. Teams form, storm, norm, perform and adjourn. So it’s important to help them on their journey. These exercises are designed to help teams at various stages. In fact, an organization’s ability to thrive depends more […]
  • Building trust on virtual or remote teams

    As our workplaces change and more employees work remotely, how do we help their teams excel? How do we help them build the trust they need to perform at their best and to hold each other accountable if they aren’t? Trust doesn’t happen naturally. We probably all feel like we’re trustworthy, but we aren’t always sure of others. And there […]
  • Teams: Rewards and recognition

    While looking back on the teams I’ve been a part of, I recognized something important. Leaders who recognized the good work of a team—as a team—contributed greatly to the motivation levels and cohesion of that team. And teams that were ignored or devalued expended far too much energy having to build each other up, attempting to move beyond negative emotions […]
  • When teams don’t trust

    If your organization has an overall culture of trust, you might expect even newly formed teams to give each other the benefit of the doubt and to trust each other by default. But trust doesn’t always come easily or without an effort. Trust can be very hard to learn for someone who has experienced the betrayal of trust. That could […]
  • Better onboarding using personality assessments

    Adding a new employee to your team is about more than just getting forms signed and logins set up. Taking care with an employee’s introduction to your organization is absolutely vital to retention, performance, morale, and team cohesion. Only 12 percent of employees think they had a good onboarding experience. That’s one reason why 31 percent of people have quit […]
  • 5 communication behaviors of a cohesive team

    No team can function without communication and many fail because of misunderstandings, unresolved conflicts, lack of accountability, information hording, or other communication failures. From a shared understanding of why the team exists to the celebration of team success, teams can fail or thrive based on their ability to build meaning or share understanding by imparting and receiving information. Building communication […]
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