Managers strengthen their skills to build great teamwork among their employees and team.
This course bundle includes the following bite-sized mobile-ready courses:
Team Norms and Expectations
While there are a number of ways to build teamwork, one of the best ways to create collaboration in any group is to establish a set of norms and behavior expectations. Creating a picture of what teamwork should look like for your group helps everyone clearly understand what is expected and required for the group’s overall success. This foundation provides the guideline for how to work together and solve problems, thus eliminating potential future issues such as frustration or a lack of team cohesion. This course will provide a process to work with your team to identify and create the behavior norms and expectations for the team. The more you talk about the norms and integrate them into the way the team works together, the more powerful they will be for the team. By completing this course, you will know how to create behavior norms and expectations for working together as a team.
Creating a Strong Team Culture
One way to help your team focus on each other’s strengths is to create a team culture that is focused on capitalizing on co-worker talents. This type of culture is developed when individual talents and strengths become a team priority, are consistently talked about, and when successes are celebrated. By creating a talent culture, team members learn how to use each other’s strengths and thus are more productive and successful. This course will provide a process to share why it’s important to capitalize on everyone’s strengths, and how each person’s unique skills and capabilities help the team achieve great results. In addition, you’ll talk about what’s going on in the team or company that creates the need to build a culture that taps into each person’s core strengths and capabilities. By completing this course, you will know how to create a team culture that capitalizes on team member strengths.
Working with Others Within the Company
Different departments have different tasks and strategies, and sometimes people don’t know each other well. All of this can lead to conflicting agendas, personalities, and even a decreased desire to work together. Of course, when this happens, it’s more difficult for everyone to do their job well and meet organizational needs. While this isn’t always the case, sometimes you do work well with others, any extra effort given to strengthening your relationships within the company is always beneficial. This course will provide a process for each team member should identify one person in another department or group he or she believes would be beneficial to get to know better. This could be a person your team interacts with regularly, a team member of a critical department, or even a person your team doesn’t know but is someone who would be great to know. By completing this course, you will know the actions the team can take to strengthen how they work with others within the company.
Project Teams Rely on Each Other
While teamwork can naturally occur within groups, as a manager you can influence and encourage teamwork by helping everyone clearly understand how each team member contributes and adds value to the project or work team. This knowledge will then lead to a more cohesive team that uses each person’s talents in the best way possible thus delivering high levels of performance and great overall results. This course will provide a process meet with the various project or work teams you are responsible for managing or overseeing to implement selected actions to strengthen teamwork within the teams. By completing this course, you will know how to encourage project teams and work teams to rely on each other’s skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Involving Others for Great Decisions
While there are many aspects to creating teamwork, one great way is to involve individuals in the decision-making process. When individuals are asked to provide knowledge and expertise, as well as share their opinions to help make a decision, they feel valued and an integrated part of the team. And when individuals feel valued and part of the team, they tend to contribute more, are more willing to help others, and are more aligned to the team goals. This course provides a process to perform whenever the opportunity arises, that is when a decision needs to be made. It will take just a few minutes to think through the decision and determine who may be a great person to get involved with. This course will teach you to identify the individuals who could add value to any decision that must be made. By completing this course, you will know how to involve the right people and gather the right information to make great decisions.
Total Runtime: Approx. 30 minutes