Team Dynamics

Lack of collaboration is hurting your company more than you realize.

A Salesforce survey of more than 1,400 corporate executives, employees and educators "found that 86% of participants believed that lack of collaboration was responsible for workplace failures." And a recent study by Harvard Business Review revealed the time spent by managers and employees in collaborative activities has ballooned by 50% or more.

Communication and collaboration breakdowns happen just as much and sometimes more online than they do in-person. And they're affecting the happiness and productivity of your team. Forced online during the pandemic, employees had to learn to interact without many established norms. This has led to frustrations, resentments, and division among team members. And leaders struggle to manage employees in this whole new arena.

Now more than ever knowing how to communicate and collaborate effectively in person and online is an essential skillset.

If any of the following have developed amongst your team, it's time to nip these behaviours in the bud:

  • Difficulties collaborating with others
  • Passive aggressive behaviour at in person, online or hybrid style meetings, or on messaging platforms
  • Presenteeism
  • Lack of regard for meeting start times, or lack of regard for professionalism & culture while in online meetings
  • Monopolizing online meeting time
  • Calling meetings when phone calls would do the job
  • Overwhelm or lack of adoption stemming from the volume of online collaboration tools you're using
  • Resentment of remote staff members by those who are required to work on-site

Participants will also learn how to mitigate external conflict with clients, constituents, and vendors by communicating and collaborating effectively.

This workshop will be tailored specifically to the issues your organization is facing. Leaders will learn how to navigate the communication and collaboration  breakdowns that happen within teams, and how to lead and to foster collaboration in this new online reality.

Learning Objectives:

  • How individual psycho-emotional needs contribute (positively or negatively) to team dynamics even when the team is well matched in terms of skill and direction
  • The 8 Essential elements of successful collaborations
  • Be shown the pathway that team conflict follows and how red and yellow flags can show up early on in the journey but get missed
  • Explore what happens when red or yellow flags get missed and how team dynamics can rupture despite excellent leadership
  • Learn how to implement critical GREEN FLAGS to create more solid foundations for team dynamics
  • Advanced strategies to set collaborations up for success and sustainability
  • How to communicate effectively online, in person and during difficult conversations to preserve trust and keep projects moving forward
  • How to deal with collaborations that go sideways
  • A 4 stage Review and Learn Process that will help you avoid mistakes from past and build on what works for future

Take-Away Strategies & Tools:

  • Key strategies that support interpersonal effectiveness and individual well-being without detracting from the team’s goals, structures and timelines (how to make space for people’s needs without compromising time and efficiency and effectiveness)

  • Meeting courtesies templates

  • Collaboration for Success Agreement templates
  • The 4 stage Review and Learn Process
  • Effective ways to lay out expectations for online interactions, and how to manage issues as they arise

Additional Information:

  • This talk has been developed for leaders and their teams
  • Standard length is 60-75 minutes, but can be extended into a half- or full-day workshop with skill-building activities, breakout groups, role plays, and case studies.  It can also be covered at a high level in a keynote.
  • This session is available for virtual or for in-person delivery
  • Client will be responsible for speaker travel costs, plus a per diem over and above the speaker fee
  • Need additional tailoring of content, or a fully customized session?  We're here for you. Book a free needs assessment today so we can uncover exactly what you need and how we can help
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