Staff usually has little conscious awareness of the skills and tools needed to nurture supportive collegial relationships. Leaders and managers are rarely prepared to understand the dynamics of team formation and staff motivation or respond appropriately to the emerging needs of a team. Too frequently, conflict is either ignored or suppressed, attributed to individual differences and difficulties. As a result, internal team process can become a liability to performance, leading to low productivity, low morale, and high staff turnover. However, with increased awareness of basic skills and tools for addressing common challenges, these same dynamics can be turned into a source of continued team enhancement.
This teambuilding workshop will help grantees develop shared vision/understanding for a high performing team, determining the critical elements and individual contributions that comprise this vision, and guiding plans or agreements to realize this vision in their own organizations. It will also promote practice on key skills needed to address the inevitable challenges that arise in teams, notably, appreciating individual differences, communicating collaboratively, and managing conflict.