Team Skills

Class Summary

With teamwork becoming a key business strategy in today’s organizations, becoming a solid team player is one of the key elements of career success. In this half-day workshop, you will learn about what teamwork is and how to enhance your skills as a team player.

TQM476 3.5 Combinable
One 4-hour session
Janet Welch-McGrath

Anyone who works on a team or will be working on a team and would like to increase his/her skills as a team player.

  • Increased personal and team productivity.
  • Increased confidence in your skills as a team player.
  • Greater cooperation from others.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of outstanding and ineffective teams.
  • Identify normal stages of team development and the position of your current team.
  • List benefits of team organizations.
  • Identify the five foundations of a high-performance team.
  • Explore skills required in a team organization and perform a self-assessment.
  • Develop an action plan for optimal functioning in a team.
  • Introductions and team exercises
  • Characteristics of outstanding and ineffective teams
  • Teams vs. collections of individuals
    • Benefits of teams
    • Team development: Where does your team fit?
  • Changes required of team organizations
  • Team member skills
  • Questionnaire (self-rated)
    • Demonstration/practice in giving and receiving criticism
    • Building common goals, mutual respect, and clear communication in teams
  • Exploring barriers to teamwork
  • Developing a team skills action plan