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Team Building Training Course - One Day

Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations. Team Building Training
  • Create a happy, productive and friendly team atmosphere
  • Agree a statement of our Definite Purpose
  • Develop better communication between all members of the team
  • Build practical plans of action
  • Harmonise the different personalities in the team
  • Cultivate a strong sense of continuous improvement
  • Develop a feeling of mutual cooperation
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations as you.

The course content was good, informative, practical, with useful examples to add evidence to theory. The trainer’s presentation was clear and concise. I understood everything being presented. No questions needed to be asked which is rare!

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Team Building Training - One Day Course Overview

Day One - Morning

  • What makes a successful team?
  • The six secrets of successful teams
  • Key questions for your team
  • Clarity of purpose
  • The eight-part SMART
  • Planning and prioritisation

Day One - Afternoon

  • Creating a positive team atmosphere
  • Using the success formula in your team
  • Avoiding the failure formula
  • How to put these principles into action
  • Summary / action planning

Team Building Training - Day One - AM

Introductions

The definition of a successful team:

“A successful team is a group of people who work well together to achieve a shared purpose in the most efficient manner possible”.

The six secrets of successful teams

All teams have the following six skill sets:

  1. A shared and definite purpose
  2. Clear communication
  3. Excellent planning and preparation
  4. Complementary personalities
  5. Mutual cooperation
  6. A happy, optimistic and friendly work atmosphere

Six Key Questions for your team

Scoring out of 10...

  1. To what degree would you say everyone fully understands and shares “the vision”?
  2. How would rate the quality of the communication, within the team?
  3. How would you rate the quality of planning and prioritisation within the team?
  4. How would you describe the atmosphere in the team?
  5. Based on your answers above what do you think we need to focus on, during this course?
  6. Please finish this sentence, "During this course, I would like to find out how we could better..."

First secret of successful teams: Clarity of purpose.

All teams exist in order to achieve a shared purpose or a goal.
So we need to become “Goal focused individuals”.

What are the benefits of becoming more goal focused?

Second secret of successful teams:

What is your SMART Goal?

Communication by means of the Eight-part SMART model. Smart like you’ve never seen it before.

Most people know about SMART targets but don’t use it because five-part SMART is too abstract. Specific, measured, achievable, realistic, and timed.

We improve the five-part smart model to make it an Eight Part SMART.

Eight Part SMART questions.

  1. In general terms, what is the goal to be achieved?
  2. How would you specify that goal numerically?
  3. How would you specify and define all your key terms?
  4. What feedback measures would you need to keep track of?
  5. What additional abilities; skills, knowledge and information would you need to gain?
  6. What resources; money, machines, technology and people do you need?
  7. What is the time deadline?
  8. And is that deadline reasonable or is it over optimistic?

Third secret of successful teams: Time planning and prioritisation

Q1 Crisis. Q2 Productive. Q3 Busy. Q4 Fruitless

How do we organise our tasks and time?
Time management starts by asking you to answer this question:
What is the most VALUABLE use of your time, right now?

Use the two principles of 'deadline pressure' and 'value' as key indicators.

These two key indicators allow us to build this time management matrix.

Many people spend their time working in Q1 crisis and Q3 busy-work, chasing deadlines. They fail to do enough Q2 planning and prep; thus they sow the seeds for a fresh crop of Q1 crises.

This process becomes a self-reinforcing, negative cycle.

The Cardinal principles of time management are “value” and “deadline pressure”

  • Q1 Crisis zone
  • Q2 Productive
  • Q3 Busy
  • Q4 Fruitless zone

Distinguish between “Busy” and “Productive” work

Handling the three time wasters

  1. Other people’s interruptions
  2. Your own bad habits
  3. Poor systems

Time tips questionnaire and action plans.

Team Building Training - Day One - PM

Successful teams have different but complimentary personalities

How to create a positive team atmosphere?

  1. How the team attitude affects the bottom-line results
  2. The effects of a positive mental attitude on the results
  3. The effects of a negative mental attitude on the results
Self Fulfilling Prophecy. Thoughts - Feelings - Actions - Results

Five basic forms of team atmosphere:
Two are positive: “Present day” and the “future will be good” conversations.
Three are not. Anger over past; Worry about the future, reminiscing over a lost Golden Age.

You do what you do and you feel what you feel, primarily because of the thoughts that you allow to dominate your mind and conversations

You react automatically, instantly and unerringly to the thoughts that occupy your conversations.

  1. If you have bad thoughts, you feel bad.
  2. If you have good thoughts, you feel good.
  3. If you have mixed thoughts, you will have mixed feelings.

A positive mental attitude relies on your ability to control and direct your mind, your thoughts and conversation:

  1. Consistently.
  2. For extended periods.
  3. Irrespective of what others are doing.
  4. Irrespective of what others are saying to you.

The success formula describes the actions of all successful teams:

All progressive teams follow the success formula:

Purpose Plan Action Feedback Change

What are the Success Formula Questions?

Here they are:

  1. What are your SMART goals for this coming week, (month, year….)?
  2. What are your “detailed, written plans of action” that describe how you intend to achieve your goals? Please give me the notes….
  3. In relation to achieving your SMART goals and working on your plans, what are your top priority actions? Which is the very first action to take?
  4. What has been going well for you, lately? Please, give me the notes……
  5. What has not been going so well for you, lately? Please tell me……
  6. In respect of what has not been going so well, please tell me, what do you think we need to alter, adapt or change, in order to improve things and make the future better? Please, give me your notes……
  7. Going back to what is currently going well, what do you think we could do to make things even better than they are now? Do you have any suggestions?

The failure formula

All team failure is based on the neglect of the above seven points

The importance of praise appreciation and good humour

We can devise some good “Principles of praise”

  1. Separate praise from reprimands (don’t praise, then reprimand)
  2. Separate praise from delegation (Don’t praise as a prelude to dumping a job on someone).
  3. Give specific praise, not general praise.
  4. Make your praise sincere. Don’t fake it.
  5. Become the type of person whose praise is likely to be valued.

Practical exercises for the delegates to learn skills

How to put these principles into action

Summary / action planning / close

Lots of content. Beneficial to end with a punchline and commit to memory by writing it down. Great to have the training work book. Enjoyable training style and format of the presentations. Very well planned and professionally delivered. Motivating and engaging. Suited my learning style. Really enjoyed the course. Thank you

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In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is available from just £1,950 +VAT per day 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 (international training price varies). Plus, hotel accommodation for trainer if necessary. (Premier Inn type: not the Hilton!)

This price includes:

  • Quality training delivered by an experienced trainer
  • Full days training
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Preparation work
  • Travel costs and time
  • Written action plan to take away
  • Access to our post course portal
  • Access to our on-line leadership and management decision matrix templates and tools
  • Plus three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions

Contact Us Today

Please call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037 to discuss your requirements for the in-house training course.

If you want to know more about any other Management Training Courses, or their suitability for you or a colleague, call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037.

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!

After the course, how can you keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished.

  • PDF download of the training handbook
  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
  • Free eBook the effective leader manager.

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Course content was absolutely brilliant. Gave me another insight into management. I will use the success formula. The trainer was brilliant at presenting the course and I would recommend him. A great mix of information and comedy.

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Team Building Training Course Summary

When people work well together, then any goal is achievable.

So, we need to discover the answer to this important question.
How can we get the best performance from your team?

On this team building course your team will discover the factors that combine to make effective teams.
On this course, your team will be able to develop and practice the skills that make them more productive.

The seven main factors that go to make excellent teams are:

  • A shared goal
  • Excellent communication
  • A broad set of diverse skills
  • Shared planning
  • Correct distribution of work
  • Positive mental attitude
  • Different personality types agreeing to work in a cooperative manner

After you have attended this course, your team will share “a common frame of reference” and you will have a happier and more effective team.

The benefits of this unique team building course:

  • Your team will be ready to rally around a shared purpose
  • Your team will communicate more effectively
  • You will get the best possible results by releasing the full potential of the team
  • You will avoid all the perils and costs of a poor team spirit
  • You will create a happy, successful team that will be better able to achieve its goals