The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team has a simple goal: To facilitate a learning experience that helps organizations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective strategy team. The DiSC profile, which provides both individual and team feedback, is grounded in the clarity and simplicity of the model described in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, the international best-selling leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni.
With this program, strategy teams learn how they score on key components of the Five Behaviors model:
- TRUST One Another – genuinely transparent and honest with one another.
- Engage in CONFLICT Around Ideas – when there is trust, team members can engage in unfiltered, constructive debate.
- COMMIT to Decisions – when team members can offer opinions and debate ideas, they will be more likely to commit to decisions.
- Hold One Another ACCOUNTABLE – when everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable.
- Focus on Achieving Collective RESULTS – the ultimate goal of building greater trust, conflict, commitment and accountability is one thing: the achievement of results.
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team harnesses the power of Everything DiSC, an industry leading tool that helps individuals understand their personality styles and the personality styles of other team members.
“Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.” Patrick Lencioni
WHAT WILL THIS PROGRAM DO FOR MY TEAM?
The Five Behaviors Model is used to help team members learn to work together more efficiently and effectively and become a more cohesive team. A productive, high-functioning team:
- Makes better, faster decisions.
- Taps into the skills and opinions of all members.
- Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict
- Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of a lack of buy-in
- Creates a competitive advantage
- Is more fun to be on!
IS YOUR TEAM READY? CONSIDER THESE QUESTIONS:
- Is the team really a team? Is it a relatively small number of people (from 3 to12) who are meeting on a regular basis and are collectively responsible for results?
- Is the team ready for “heavy lifting?” Is the team willing to invest considerable time and emotional energy to the process?
- Is the leader truly committed to building a team? Does the leader understand the power of teamwork and prepared to lead the effort?
- Is this the right time? Are there situations or events that will make it difficult to effectively implement the feedback process?
Our partner, John Wiley & Sons, is a global research company that created the assessment-based learning process grounded in the team building model described in the internationally best-selling leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. The assessment is powered by Everything DiSC, an industry leading tool that helps individuals understand their personality styles and the personality styles of other team members.