This course is inspired by the model of team dysfunction created by Patrick Lencioni in his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how one dysfunction brings about subsequent team challenges and to identify how these issues explore their own work groups. Experiential exercises will help the group to connect to every-day team dynamics, and subsequent debrief discussions will enable them to develop solutions to improve team functioning. In this session, participants will also review samples of structured tools to use in fostering increased participation in and commitment to team decision-making.
-Describe common team dysfunctions and their relationship to one another
-Develop skills to build trust on the team
-Build skills to address team conflict using a healthy, productive approach
-Select from a variety of tools appropriate for different stages of decision making in order to strengthen team commitment
-Identify effective techniques to increase accountability among team members
-Set clear goals in collaboration with team members to focus their attention on team results
-Create an action plan to address each area of dysfunction within participants’ own teams