Show them proof.
Folks, it’s happened again. I’m happy to report, for the umpteenth time, another group of wonderful people in a very large international company are ready to put aside silly team games and for practical, real-world team building like Right-Minded Teamwork.
Here’s the story.
- Recently, I facilitated a team building workshop for an integrated project management team of 35 people. They essentially led a team of 100+ teammates.
- The team consisted of teammates from two multinational organizations: the customer and the contractor. The project size was in the hundreds of millions of US Dollars.
- There were many dysfunctional issues: lack of trust, poor work quality, process mistakes, costly rework, finger pointing, and blame. For those of you in Project Management, you understand change orders or Management of Change can bring out the worst in people. That was the case in this team. Click here to see how this team resolved that part of their dysfunction.
- Before the workshop, I started working with teammates by implementing the Choice Model Process. This process, which helps to create an emotionally-intelligent team culture, is now readily available to any team leader or facilitator. Check it out.
- During the workshop, the 35 teammates created four Work Agreements.
- Immediately after the workshop, they cautiously begin living their Work Agreements. Fewer mistakes were made, more efficiency was created and trust was being rebuilt.
- Now, six month later, one teammate said to me in the follow-up interviews, “Before, all we wanted to do was find a way to leave team meetings. Now it’s the opposite. We are in team meetings to find solutions. It’s been a huge change.”
This statement, as well as many other pieces of evidence, was the proof senior leaders saw. Click here for another real-world story how one team saved hundreds of thousands of dollars with this process.
Now, the project leaders have declared the Right-Minded Teamwork process a best practice. They have also asked us to train their internal human resource professionals and their and project managers in the art and science of real-world team building. Why?
Because the team bonding games and personality assessments they’ve used in the past has not worked. The Right-Minded Teamwork process does.
So, what about you? Are you ready to facilitate real-world team building in your organization?
If yes, this website is for you.
Here are four actions you can take right now.
- Understand the Five Elements of the Right-Minded Teamwork Structure
- Implement the Choice Model Process in your team. Click Here to get started.
- Contact me, Dan Hogan, to discuss Train-the-Team Building Facilitator options
- Take this free online, 5-week, course: How to Design a Right-Minded Team Building Workshop.
To Your Success, Dan
Attribution: image by Luigi Mengato via CC BY 2.0