Imagine developing and fostering real team spirit within your organization.
- How can you help teams recognize and value the contribution of each team member?
- What if your teams enthusiastically embraced a proven method for working smarter and more cohesively?
- How can you assess the unique strengths and challenges of each team in your organization?
- Imagine having a way for your organization to improve cross-functional working and help teams collaborate more effectively around collective goals.
- What if you could monitor team performance on a regular basis, helping you to create high-performing teams and exceed expectations?
Good teamwork is about relationships. It’s about each team member understanding his/her role and contribution to the group and feeling valued for the part they play in helping the team succeed. When relationships are respectful, valuing and positive, passion and motivation naturally follow.
Our Insights Team Dynamics Program helps team members gain a unique insight into who they are and who their team members are and enables the group to explore how relationships can be optimized. This is achieved by examining individual style, team dynamics and the various inter-relationships between group members.
“As CIO, the ability of my team to deliver appropriate and focused technology solutions is critical. As part of accomplishing that objective Marcia was engaged to conduct a team building session with my direct reports and I, to enhance our communication and effectiveness; ultimately to improve our ability to deliver solutions to the business. Marcia’s style and approach was one the most effective I’ve ever experienced. We were so impressed with Marcia’s approach and overall effectiveness that we immediately engaged Marcia to conduct sessions with all teams in the IT departments. When all was said and done the sessions were very successful in helping us to achieve our goals, largely thanks to Marcia.” Patrick Somers, CIO – Vertrue, Inc.
At the heart of this program is the Insights Discovery Learning System.
This comprehensive system:
- Uses a simple and memorable model to aid individual and group understanding.
- Enables individuals and the team to quickly understand their strengths and challenges.
- Assists individuals in gaining an understanding of their style and how this impacts others.
- Enables people to develop their interpersonal skills, improving team performance and creating a more positive, productive cultural environment.
- Creates a positive, non-threatening environment for discussing differences, challenges and resolving conflict.
- Reinforces the message that each team member has a positive part to play in achieving team objectives.
- Is structured to enable participants to take immediate individual and team action.
ADVANCED INSIGHTS TEAM EFFECTIVENESS PROGRAMS
Working in consultation with your organization, we develop and deliver advanced team effectiveness solutions that directly meet your organizational needs and objectives.
Our programs adopt a unique approach to team development, focusing both on improving relationships and interactions between team members as well as enabling the team to excel in the skills and capabilities required to meet individual and collective objectives.
“I wanted to offer some feedback concerning your Insights Discovery classes and how they have helped not only my employees but also myself. I personally have learned how to understand and communicate better with my office staff. I also want to tell a brief story concerning two individuals in particular, one primary Green and the other primary Red. For the past 3 years their communication ended on most days with them coming to me complaining about the other. The primary Red individual couldn’t understand why the other person just didn’t stop what they were working on and help them immediately, and the primary Green individual never liked how the other person addressed her. Since your classes, both of them understand each other and their personalities. They both have started communicating effectively just by the knowing they are opposites and making the effort to modify how they talk and act with each other. I now have more time to perform my own job tasks instead of being the middle person in a bad situation. For that I wanted to say THANK YOU and your program, it helps us as a company to minimize time wasted by poor communication. “Brian Bierman, WMS Manager & Distribution Developer (RYBG), Standard Motor Products – Edwardsville, KS
While all programs can be tailored to the specific needs of the participants and the organization, here are some examples of popular Advanced Insights Team Effectiveness Workshops:
Advanced Teambuilding (For Managers and their Teams) – 6-8 hours
For teams that want to take the common language of the Insights “colors” to the next step through understanding the color composition of the team and the individuals that make up the team, we offer this program on advanced team building. This will support the team in doing much less “forming and storming” and more “norming and performing.”
Recognizing Color Energies (For All Levels) – 4-6 hours
This course focuses on how to recognize color energies in order to adapt and connect to others in the moment. Participants will be taught how to look for clues from body language, verbal style, interactions and work environments. They will practice the techniques learned and determine specific strategies for working effectively with others they encounter on a regular basis, including co-workers, managers, customers, and clients.
Participants will learn how to effectively manage, motivate and coach their individual team members using the concepts of Insights Discovery. The management chapter will be explored further and each participant will come away with strategies and actions they can immediately employ in their day-to-day interactions to develop and enhance the productivity of their team members.
Insightful Management (For Managers) – 4 hours
(Can be combined with Insightful Performance Feedback for a full day session.)
Insightful Performance Reviews and Feedback (For Managers) – 4 hours
For managers to learn how to provide recognition, feedback and conduct effective performance reviews using the language and concepts of Insights Discovery. Participants will become aware of their own color energies as well as that of the “reviewee” and use that knowledge to effectively provide both developmental and acknowledging feedback. The Insights Color Energy feedback model will be introduced and participants will learn to give “Data-Based” feedback.
(Can be combined with Insightful Management for a full day session.)
Building a High Performance Work Team (For Leadership Teams or Managers and their Teams)
(Utilizing the Insights Team Effectiveness Navigator)
Taking the “good” team to the next level of truly “high performing” takes focused attention and commitment from each individual on the team. This program focuses on understanding the current culture through a series of activities that include looking at 16-competencies of a team. It begins building the team culture of the future by identifying practical actions that the team can make to create this shift. This team culture of the future is your “High Performing Team!”
Transforming Team Culture – An Introduction (For Managers and their Teams)
This session will focus on building “team” through understanding one another’s strengths and challenges and learning how to give one another insightful feedback. It also takes a snapshot of the current team culture and starts to build the future team culture.
Meet the Manager (For Managers and their Teams)
This is a facilitated session to support the team in getting to know their manager. During this facilitation, the team manager will share elements from their Insights Discovery Profile. The manager will discuss their own strengths as a leader and some challenges, as well as their communication and decision making style. During this discussion, the team will be asked to support the manager. Data-based, open and honest feedback will be practiced through giving feedback to the manager around different topic areas.
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