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Teambuilding/Team Coaching
Business Challenge:
Your executive team is a "team" in name only. Individuals seem to be worried only about their own areas and numbers, creating a "silo" mentality. Limited resources and politics have spawned infighting. There is little, if any, collaboration. Team meetings are nothing more than an opportunity for each individual to report on his/her area (with others just waiting their turn). Any team meeting is generally viewed as a waste of precious time. What can be done to bring your team together? Can your team get a sense of fulfillment from collaborating as a cohesive unit to achieve results?


The purpose of our Teambuilding/Team Coaching solution is to foster a sense of team identity through understanding and respecting individual differences and collaborating to achieve business results. A Teambuilding/Team Coaching Meeting typically is held off site and lasts one to three days. Depending on the team's needs, the content of the meeting may include team skills training (e.g., team problem solving, team decision making, conflict management, meeting management, reading and adjusting to others' styles, etc.), team "typing" based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, role playing, interactive discussion and feedback, and team problem solving with real-time business problems. Throughout the meeting, an EDI facilitator provides real-time coaching on the team's performance and group interaction. Individual team members also receive real-time coaching when necessary and value added.

Benefits and Outcomes:

Teambuilding/Team Coaching is a valuable resource in the following situations:
  • Putting together new teams and establishing the groundwork and "Rules of Engagement" necessary before actual work begins
  • Assessing and developing intact teams
  • Assessing and developing cross-functional teams
Teambuilding/Team Coaching will facilitate the following:
  • Clarification of team members' roles, responsibilities, and lines of authority
  • The creation of "Rules of Engagement" to facilitate collaboration and communication within the team 
  • The creation of Communication Plans for individual team members that outline suggestions for others to be effective in one-on-one communication with him/her (e.g., desired level of detail when communicating, preferred mode of communication, etc.)
  • The creation of a TISC™ (Team Influence Strategy Chart) to expedite communication/information flow/decision making across the team
  • Increased productivity and results orientation
  • The sharing of knowledge and information
  • Alignment across functions
  • Understanding of the team's and team members' strengths and how to best capitalize on them
  • Understanding of the team's and team members' areas for development and how to address them.
  • Feedback from EDI's perceptionplusTEAM™ multi-rater feedback team survey and targeted recommendations for team development based on survey results (optional)
  • Achievement of business results
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