The Workshops that Change Everything

Based on Patrick Lencioni’s Book, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”


Do your Team members trust one another? Do you have “vulnerability-based” trust with each other?

Does your Team engage in productive conflict to vet ideas? Does it know the difference between “good” and “bad” conflict?

Does your Team achieve commitment to the objectives of your organization? Does everyone have buy-in and clarity?

Do your Team members hold each other accountable for their actions, behaviors and achieving your goals? Do individual behaviors get in the way of your Team’s effectiveness?

Does your Team pay enough attention to the results of the Team? Do they lack focus on your collective results because of external or internal distractions?


These questions from Patrick Lencioni’s book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team highlight things that might derail your Team from accomplishing all that they are able to achieve. Even the best leaders and managers recognize that Team dynamics in their organization can be improved. Cultural Strategies can help bring a Strengths-based focus to overcoming The Five Dysfunctions through facilitation of our Workshop. We pair the CliftonStrengths’ developmental process with an analysis and deep dive into your Team’s behaviors. Building from the foundation, we seek to establish trust between Team members, ending in a more collaborative and cohesive Team that can accomplish exceptional results for your organization. Your Team will discover new ways to manage conflict and overcome behaviors that may have unconsciously damaged your Team, allowing it to use all of its Strengths to engage each individual for the best in problem-solving, brainstorming and decision-making.

You and your Team will learn how to:

  1. Trust each other

  2. Master the art of disagreement

  3. Fully commit to an agreed-upon plan of action

  4. Hold yourself and others accountable for the plan

  5. Focus on the collective results of the Team

Results of these Workshops:

  • Your Teams will start to look for behaviors among Team members that detract from collaboration and cohesiveness as a Team

  • Your Team will become much more adept at addressing the behaviors in a respectful and honoring manner that will move the Team forward and away from the destructive behaviors

  • As collaborative and helpful behaviors become normalized among Team members, you will spend less time navigating through behaviors and more time on problem resolution, brainstorming processes and achievement of tasks

  • You will be able to prioritize your meetings to work on the most urgent matters first and foremost, assigning the best people to them with the appropriate Strengths to accomplish them, and gaining ground on your organization’s objectives

  • You will be able to keep track of important issues and the completion status of their associated tasks and resources in a 1-page scorecard

  • Your team will be able to accomplish their Thematic Goals within a specified timetable, celebrate the Team’s achievements, and move onto the next goal

  • You will receive the great vibes and value associated with Teams that work well together toward their specified results with one will and continue to use their Strengths to build one another up before, during and after achievement of your Thematic Goals


 
 

Two-Day Workshops

Together, we will explore your Team’s dynamics and work through the Five Dysfunctions in two days. A certain amount of pre-work may be needed. This method is recommended as it will give your Team the best opportunities for full implementation of changes needed to re-establish a collaborative and dynamic teaming environment:

  • Day 1

    • Benchmark where your Team is currently on all Five Dysfunctions using an assessment tool,

    • Debrief your Team on the assessment results,

    • Gain understanding of the underlying principles, and

    • Begin dismantling misunderstandings and start to create more cohesiveness among Team members in the “Building Trust” and “Mastering Conflict” modules.

  • Day 2

    • Continue to dismantle misunderstandings and create more connected Teams in the “Achieving Commitment,” “Embracing Accountability,” and “Focusing on Results” modules,

    • Dive deeply into aligning your Team around best results in each of the modules while taking into account their Strengths,

    • Determine your Thematic Goal for the next 3-12 months, along with its Defining Objectives and Standard Operating Objectives,

    • Define/develop appropriate metrics for each of your Defining and Standard Operating Objectives,

    • Brainstorm together the persons or teams of people best able to accomplish each Defining and Standard Operating Objectives through a Strengths evaluation of your Team Grid,

    • Address how to effectively create a “Live” Meeting Agenda (Lencioni, “Death By Meeting,” 2004) and streamline meetings using a scoreboard for most optimum results toward your Thematic Goal, and

    • Determine which three behaviors you will focus on for the next six months to develop your Team.

 

One-Day Workshops

Together we will explore your Team’s dynamics and take a shorter dive through the Five Dysfunction elements in one day. Pre-work will be needed with this option.

  • First Half-Day

    • Benchmark your Team’s values on all Five Dysfunctions using an assessment tool and debrief the results,

    • Understand the underlying principles from pre-work assigned to your Team, and

    • Begin dismantling misunderstandings and start to create more cohesiveness among Team members in the “Building Trust” and “Mastering Conflict” modules.

  • Second Half-Day

    • Continue to dismantle misunderstandings and create more connected Teams in the “Achieving Commitment,” “Embracing Accountability,” and “Focusing on Results” modules,

    • Determine the areas your Team might best concentrate on for good results in each of the modules while taking into account their Strengths,

    • Determine your Thematic Goal, along with its Defining Objectives and Standard Operating Objectives for the next 3-12 months,

    • Address how to effectively create a “Live” Meeting Agenda (Lencioni, “Death By Meeting,” 2004) and streamline meetings using a scoreboard for most optimum results toward your Thematic Goal, and

    • Determine which three behaviors you will focus on for the next six months to develop your Team.

Your Teams will achieve higher levels of collaboration and

cohesiveness with greater results!