Working closely with the client we designed a team development programme which was delivered across a number of months. The objectives were to build trust and rapport within the team while establishing cross-team relationships and to recognise strengths and preferences within the team; posing the question how would the team maximise their preferences and support each other in times of stress.
The programme was designed to be agile; it could be delivered in person or virtually. However, the sessions were predominantly delivered virtually as covid-19 regulations would not allow face to face meetings
The programme was co-designed with the client and we ensured that the team was involved in crafting the objectives. We used a personality preferences tool – Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) both as part of the diagnostic and the design. Each team member completed the questionnaire before having an individual feedback session.
This was consolidated in a number of team workshops focusing on building rapport, building relationships, understanding areas of preference within the team and also establishing trust. Team coaching was used for smaller sub-teams to focus on maximising areas of alignment and areas of difference.
Upon evaluating the programme, we found that the team was demonstrating increased cohesion, stronger relationships and higher levels of trust across the team. The team are aware of their preferences and strengths and also how to support each other in times of stress and challenge.
The team’s performance has improved – their work has increased focus and impact and they are more productive. The team have committed to on-going development and continuing to build their relationships with each other.
And this is what our clients had to say: