I just wanted to say a personal thank you for your time and energy you invested in the session. The understanding gained from days like yours enable us to work in a more aligned environment of knowledge both of ourselves and those we interact with. This is a very powerful tool.
Thank you very much Paul for the excellent workshop yesterday. You created a most inclusive and safe environment in which everyone could (and did) contribute positively. The day certainly helped take our effectiveness and cohesion as a team to the next level.
Thanks again Paul for a great day and massive inputs. Your prowess in a tough crowd is awesome. I was with the crew on Thursday and even the toughest of them were alread communicating in a different way. Bloody unreal. Thanks again, we are making a real difference here. The dollar value at the project level of these things is immeasurable but substantial.
We were fortunate to have Paul for two sessions and the results have been extremely powerful in helping achieve our goal as a High Performing Team. We have a large, dynamic, and growing team and with Paul’s expert facilitation we undertook Team Management Profiling to better understand each of our work preferences. This not only built relationships within the team quickly but helped provide a deeper appreciation of how we individually approached work, and importantly how we can best work together as a high performing team. To say the team has gelled since is an understatement.
We have also adopted the discipline of The Decision Making Kite Model and have found this to be a powerful tool leading to better meetings. My favourite initiative, however, is how we radicalised our senior leadership meetings and took them from a rolling set of minutes to an engaged and productive session where we collectively solve the real issues facing the team. Every time we have these meetings since we made the change as suggested by Paul I have at least one person come to me and say how good these meetings are!
Emotional and insightful.
Professionalism, frankness, openness. Comfort and safety in the environment. Calmness. Impacting, uncomfortable, and effective. Any change in any system results in discomfort. Paul's session provided the tools and awareness to sit in the discomfort and know that it's okay. To stop the "rescuer" mentality so often present in leaders of "fixing all the problems". Paul's facilitated session provided me with the tools and awareness to take a different perspective on challenges within the team and organisation.
What is Team Building?
Here’s our definition of team building.
“Invigorating the team around agreed direction and goals and establishing new patterns of interaction that enable your team to work together in a vibrant and cohesive manner”.
The Four Ingredients
When will team building help?
Team building is beneficial when:
- A new team is forming
- Your team meetings are flat and non-communicative
- Performance of the team is below expectations or unacceptable
- Tensions within the team hamper group problem solving or business planning
- Your environment has changed and your business objectives need to be revised
- The team has new leadership or significant change of personnel
- The team is asking for help!
Your team building session will be designed with you to meet your specific needs. We have facilitated over 250 team-building sessions, and in each case, have worked with our client to clarify their important outcomes. Since we mentioned that we often use the Team Management Profile, here is little information about that tool.