Of all the management challenges you face, one of the most frustrating, complicated and consequential can be managing a team of high energy, driven and all too often sparring members.
How do you improve the team’s efficiency? Where do you find ways to increase workflow? What’s needed to get lasting, meaningful results?
And where do you go to you even begin to solve these issues?
For many companies and organizations, the answer to all of the above — and more — is team-connect, a series of the highly effective methodologies developed by Connect the Dots that unleashes a team’s full potential.
Our years of experience coaching teams have proven to us that no one solution can address all major situations. That’s precisely why Connect the Dots offers four distinct, focused solutions for four individual categories of teams:
Four situations. Four solutions. And the reason why Connect the Dots is the single best way to unleash your team’s full potential.
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Developed for all leadership levels, this popular “stand alone” solution provides the foundation for team building starting with a clearer understanding of both the team’s dynamics and its interactions.
Upon completion of the team-connect Unique Challenge Session, many teams are primed to move on to address their critical challenges by leveraging additional team-connect Solutions.
Major Outcomes of the Unique Challenge Solution:
• A greater appreciation of team camaraderie
• Role clarity and enhanced awareness
• Motivated, focused team members who display positive energy
• Alignment of team goals and objective
• Individual and group ownership
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The team-connect Compound Challenges Solution starts where the Unique Challenge Solution culminates.
Teams facing a number of issues simultaneously can be among the most at risk of underperforming. Our Compound Challenges Solution is designed to help teams successfully grapple with the challenge of concurrently tasking multiple objectives.
First, we surface the team’s current state and help them articulate the desired state, all while identifying team improvement objectives. We provide facilitated learning and team coaching, and work with them to develop action plans that address key gaps. Then, to be sure all these elements are working, we measure the team’s progress over a 3- to 6-month period.
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This, our most comprehensive, far-ranging solution to truly complex business challenges, is ideally suited for Executive, VP and often Director-level teams. It includes 4 to 6 sessions with the team members, and usually spans 6 to 12 months.
Topics intensively dealt with include alignment around the team’s purpose and articulating and understanding the team’s desired culture. Those teams that benefit the most from our Complex Team Dynamics Solution include:
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We created Team Coaching to enhance the results of every team-connect Solution after the team reaches the appropriate knowledge level and understanding of its current and its desired state.
Team Coaching is asking provocative questions, providing direction for intervention of the team leader, full team, sub-groups or individuals that are not aligned with the objectives or are exhibiting behaviors that don’t support the team.
Team Coaching relies on a strong relationship with the team’s leader and his/her high engagement to the coaching work. So, the team leader and the Connect the Dots team coach first establish a rapport and alignment that will be critical to the team’s ultimate success. This may require a few one-on-one coaching sessions, but it will be time very well invested.
Which precisely describes the Connects the Dots team coach, who will then observe the team in action to gain a real life look at what the team requires. Years of experience, plus an in-depth understanding of team dynamics go into this process, which is why its significance cannot be overstated: the team coach knows the right questions to ask, and how to provide a customized road-map for a team’s path to successfully achieving its objectives.
Working sessions, one-on-one meetings with team members as well as smaller sub-groups all contribute to providing the team with a solid platform to become more effective, accountable, and, ultimately, successful.
Most Team Coaching processes run a minimum of 6 months and are often renewed at the behest of the team leader and, often, team members. After all, they want their team to provide you with successful results as much as you want them to.