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Build Winning Teams - Team Development Training Course - One Day

Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations. Build Winning Teams - Team Development Training
  • Get the best performance from yourself and the rest of the team
  • Set and achieve ambitious goals
  • Improve the clarity of all communications
  • Prevent avoidable errors by proper planning, prioritisation and preparation
  • Create and sustain a positive mental attitude
  • Use “Feedback Loops” to continually improve everything you do
  • Create a culture that embraces change and innovation
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations as you.

Build Winning Teams - Team Development Training - One Day Course

About this Build Winning Teams - Team Development Training Course

In these turbulent times, you need your team to be at their most productive.
Productivity is the most important thing since your team’s Productivity determines your results.

What is productivity?

  • Productivity is NOT a measure of how long or hard you work.
  • Productivity is a measure of the Value Added, in any given period.

Teams need to Add Value to their customers, to their organisation and themselves.

  • It is easy to be “Busy but Non-Productive”. (Have you ever had a “Busy but nonproductive day”?)
  • It is not always easy to have productive, profitable, high-performance days.

This course is about developing the productivity of each day, by doing three things.

  • Identifying and removing the common errors that cause a day to become Non-productive.
  • Develop a distinct set of new skills that combine to create highly productive days.
  • Spend time practising the skills so that you can immediately apply them in the workplace.

I have found this training course very enjoyable and very informative and would love to attend one of these sessions again. I'm going to put some of what you have taught me into practice.The trainer was excellent, very interesting. Learned a lot.

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Build Winning Teams - Team Development Training - One Day Course Overview

Day One - Morning

  • How do you get the best productivity from yourself and others?
  • Develop the six essential productivity skills:
  • Goal focus: Communication: Planning: Performance Management: Motivation & Inspiration.
  • Specify and communicate Clear Goals.
  • Plan ahead, prioritise and prep the work
  • Perfect the Art of Problem / Cause / Solutions Mapping

Day One - Afternoon

  • Positive mental attitude creates better results
  • Exactly how to create and sustain a positive mental attitude
  • Use “Feedback Loops” to continually improve everything you do
  • Create a climate of change, innovation and progressive action
  • How to embrace change to become more progressive, responsive and adaptive
  • Personal Action Planning

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Please note all our training courses include optional three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

Our Open Training Courses run in: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Maidstone, Kent, Glasgow, Scotland, Leeds, Gloucestershire.
In-house courses can be run in the UK or worldwide to suit you.

The course was a great combination of practical tips and also psychology; the reasons why we do the things we do and what affects our decisions. I thought it would be a little boring, but it totally exceeded my expectations. Really interesting and kept my attention throughout. The Trainer was awesome! His background gave me confidence that he knew what he was talking about. He was very direct, clear and concise. When people asked questions, he gave clear definitive answers with no room for misinterpretation.

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Build Winning Teams - Team Development Training Course Content

Build Winning Teams - Team Development Training - Day One - AM


How do you get the best productivity from yourself and others?

To become more productive, we must adopt a particular set of skills and avoid some common errors.

Develop six key productivity skills sets:

All highly productive teams share the same six qualities. It is these six qualities that cause them to be more productive.

What are the six sets of productive teams?

Goal Focus - The ability to specify what you want, and what your customers want

If you know exactly what your clients want, and if you know what you want, then you have the right conditions for a successful, mutually beneficial relationship.

Success means the achievement of goals, and therefore goal setting is number 1 on the list of skills.

What is your SMART goal?

Communication - Communication is the art of transferring information and emotions from one mind to another

Your communications need to be clear, persuasive, friendly and optimistic.

Be very cautious of the opposite communication style: Beware of too many communications that are imprecise, vague, unfriendly or negative and cynical.

Planning - Planning is the art of making ready before the event.

Too many people do not plan ahead. So they spend their time mopping up trying to correct an error that they caused by an earlier lack of planning. Consequently, they spend their time in "crisis mode", trying to fix things that should not have happened in the first place.

Planning and Productivity are like twins that you always find together.

Performance management - It is inevitable that sometimes, a conflict will occur in the team

At that point, the team must manage the conflict in an objective, rational and professional manner. Too many teams do the opposite; by allowing conflict situations to degenerate into a subjective, emotional, unprofessional, stand-up row.

High performing teams do not waste their time and energy in fighting each other.

Instead, they work to create and sustain positive emotions:

Low Deadline Pressure High - Productive Work, Crisis Management, Waste of time

Self-Motivation - Each member needs to work on his or her attitude so that they come to work in the right frame of mind

That means learning how to manage their own emotions and directing them towards the positive. We will show you how to do that.


Now you know how to manage your own emotions; you can use that knowledge to affect the emotions of others, (colleagues, customers and suppliers) so that they feel positive emotions about you and your organisation. We will show you how to do that, too.

Set and communicate Specific Goals

Use the 8 Part SMART to set and communicate goals.


Make your time more productive by planning according to this grid:

  • Many people are often engaged in Crisis Management
  • Others occupy themselves with Busy-Work (They are busy but nonproductive)
  • Some people waste their time in useless, Fruitless activity
  • High performing people spend the majority of their time the Productive zone

The course content was very good. The content focussed on logical methods, measurable and less on what I would describe as 'arty farty'. The afternoon session was especially interesting. The trainer’s presentation was very good. I found it logical, easy to follow

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Build Winning Teams - Team Development Training - Day One - PM

Purpose Plan Action Feedback Change

We need to understand and the full meaning of the “Productive Zone”.

We need days that you spend in the Productive Zone, not the "busy" or "crisis management" or “fruitless” zones.
Let us show you more on how you can do that.

All success cycles look about the same, and they all involve the concept of “feedback”.

Feedback is information that tells you whether your current actions are taking you closer to your goals or further away.

Use "Feedback Loops" to continually improve everything you do.

Feedback comes in two varieties: Positive feedback and negative feedback.

  • How to give negative feedback, in a positive way.
  • This is where much time is wasted. We spend too much time in fruitless conflicts, which are mismanaged and end up in upset, emotional turmoil. We need to know how to manage negative feedback, conflict situations in an objective, professional and timely manner.
  • Also: Remember to give positive feedback whenever someone deserves it.

How to inspire others and yourself

As we have just noted, all conversations have an emotional impact.

People react positively or negatively to what is said to them.

So it is vital that every conversation in the office be geared towards generating positive emotions, such as confidence, motivation, commitment and team working.

Future Bad Future Good Past Bad Past Good

Moreover, it is also vital to cut out the conversations that are geared towards generating negative emotions such as anger, upset, anxiety and frustration.

We call this Conversation control.

Notes and exercises on conversation control.

The emotional consequences of the talks follow this same pattern:

  1. Conversations about a bad possible future will tend to provoke fear in the mind of the listener.
  2. Conversations about past bad situations will tend to produce anger and upset in the mind of the listener.
  3. The conversation about how the past was better than the present day will tend to provoke a slight feeling of discontentedness.
  4. And conversations about how the present moment and the future will be good, will tend to inspire feelings of optimism, confidence and motivation in the mind of the listeners.

There are three ways to think about conversation control

  1. Managing the content of what YOU say to other people.
  2. Managing the content of conversations, that you allow other people to have with you.
  3. Monitoring and controlling the content of the conversations that other people have amongst themselves.

Exercises and practice

Summary of the training

Final action plans

The course was very good. It has made me think a lot more about how my actions affect others in a positive and negative way. It shows I have areas I need to develop within myself and my team. Feels like the start of a new way of thinking. The Trainer's presentation was very clear, approachable, knowledgeable.

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The Course Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is also available as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

It has been designed to provide a similar experience to our open courses, however we can tailor the content to fit your specific needs. In-House Group training costs from just £1,950 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).

This price includes:

  • Full days training
  • Full course training manual
  • Personal written action plans
  • Access to the post course portal
  • Three months free telephone coaching

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Build Winning Teams - Team Development Training Course Quiz

In winning teams, every member of the group works cooperatively with every other member in order to achieve a shared goal.
In winning teams there is are strong feelings of mutual cooperation, and shared goal focus.

That is why winning teams win!

Is your team full of strong feelings of cooperation and shared goal focus?
Take this quick and easy quiz to see if YOUR team a WINNING team

View this page on your computer to complete the quiz!

Score yourself out of 10 for each of the following questions. With 10 representing excellence and 0 representing terrible.

1. Shared Vision

To what degree is the team agreed on the shared goal, or vision?

Score higher if there is general agreement on what the goal of the team should be, and score lower if there is dispute about the direction the team should be heading?

2. Cooperative Effort

To what degree do you think your team acts as a highly effective, productive group; with each person working cooperatively with other members in a spirit of harmony?

Score higher if there is a high degree of cooperative, harmonious productive effort, and score lower if there is a distinct lack of cooperation or harmony or a lack of effort.

3. Clear Communication

To what degree is the communication within the team clear and distinct; free from excessive confusion and errors caused by misunderstandings.

Score higher if the communication styles are very clear and distinct, free from miscommunications. And score lower if the communications between members are vague, ambiguous or ill-defined leading to errors caused by miscommunications.

4. Conflicts

To what degree are conflicts between team members, either conflicts of policy or conflicts of personality resolved quickly and without fuss?

Score higher if conflicts are resolved quickly and without fuss, and score lower if team conflicts are brutal affairs filled with drama and upset.

5. Good Plans

To what degree does the team have coherent plans worked out, that will enable the team to achieve its goals.

Score higher if the plan seems to be well thought out, coherent and practical, and score lower if the plan seems to be missing, or ill thought out, or impractical.

6. Wise Leadership

To what degree is the leadership of the team respected for its wise judgement and personable leadership style

Score higher if the team are behind the leadership, and score lower if there is a lack of respect for the leadership and a feeling within the team of Management Vs. the Workers.

7. Adaptive to Change

To what degree is the team willing to accept change, and innovation?

Score higher if the team will accept change and to throw out existing methods in exchange for new methods. And score lower if there is a resistance to change and desire to cling onto the current methods forever.