Training course material on teamwork and team-building skills by Oak Innovation
You’re undoubtedly aware of the benefits of working together and team-building skills within companies or even experienced these skills for yourself.
But creating training course material to shape excellent teamwork and team-building skills is another job entirely. Where do you start? What content do you include, and what details should just be left out?
Even thinking about these questions can make you dizzy.
Here you’ll find pre-written and customizable training material on teamwork and team-building skills. You’ll also find advice on how to deliver the content yourself. And, can explore reflections, suggestions, and ideas on how to build these materials into your courses.
Meeting the needs of your audience
Given the different types of teams that exist, various industries, and broad remit of teams, it’s hard to promote a one-size-fits-all approach to teamwork and team-building skills training. That said, your audience will need to establish a baseline of skills and knowledge to succeed in their jobs.
First and foremost, make sure the course material is all about them and not you. Packing your content with detail, fancy infographics, endless facts and figures, obscure references, and quotes won’t make any difference if it’s not relevant to your audience. And, this type of content loading will only frustrate your audience further if the materials aren’t practical. Instead, you can focus on informing, encouraging, inspiring, and even delighting your audience with content on teamwork and building team working skills.
This team working training course will provide your participants with the skills and knowledge needed to be an integral part of a high-performance team.
In particular, this training course will improve the skills of existing and new managers, team leaders, supervisors, and front line staff.
The Team-Building And Teamwork Skills training program will primarily address the needs of line-staff and managers who work in teams and that need to improve their skills.
Upon completion of this training course, your participants will be able to:
– Identify the main obstacles to effective teamwork and team-building skills
– Understand the nature of the team formation process
– Understand the components needed for a high-performance team to operate
– Use these components to build a team
– Explain the benefits of developing teamwork and team-building skills
What you get
You will instantly receive the following training course materials:
- 56-page participant manual
- 88 powerpoint slides
- Practical exercises
- Further reading
- Course evaluation form
- Action plan
Extra free training materials available
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- Training icebreakers
- How to select training materials
- Training games
- How to increase participation
- Learn to improve your questioning skills
- How to improve your listening skills
- Learn how to deal with difﬁcult people
- How to evaluate training courses
What is a team – This section will clarify your audience’s understanding of teamwork and make them think differently about team-building skills.
Do you think that your audience knows the difference between working within a group and teamwork? First, use the content to walk through this critical distinction. Next, examine several types of team structures and teamwork. Understanding the differences within these structures will better equip your audience to build more effective team-building skills.
As some companies can struggle with understanding group dynamics, you must focus on the stages of team formation. The best way to achieve this is to outline the roles and responsibilities that can exist. Set aside some time to get feedback from your audience on team-building skills within their work structures. Conclude this section with a discussion on the impact of ambiguity and interdependence.
Models of team working – Ever spent time with a team that just doesn’t gel together? Of course, you have.
Is there something that’s prohibiting that team working effectively together? Well, there’s an excellent chance to improve this via a better understanding of models of team-working.
If you’re reading this thinking, “how do I deliver this content in this section,” then rest easy, you just need to follow the material provided. Encourage your audience to share experiences and challenges.
Next, explore team balance and autonomy, levels of communication, and media available. It’s helpful then for your audience to step back and take stock of the teams within their work environment. The content provided and course discussions will help to remove roadblocks and will lead nicely to content on communication barriers and emotional intelligence.
High-performance teams – This section cuts straight to the heart of the high-performance teams. We’re all leading busy lives, with more demands on our time. In the world of a high-performance team, time is pivotal. Use the content first to discuss how to maintain a high-performance team. Then, explore how to overcome low performance. And examine factors like motivation, diversity, and leadership.
One of the most powerful ways to explore this part of the course is to share your reflections on high performing teams. Don’t be afraid to explore how team-building skills shape your thoughts on how to develop teams. But here’s the best part, experiences define who we are, and when shared with training sessions, they contribute to higher engagement rates and will positively embed learning. It will further embed learning when you take the time to step out of the course delivery role and meet your audience at a new level. It will also mean that you will get to hear their experiences and stories that will encourage more engagement.
Managing expectations – Strengthen your audience’s understanding of teamwork and team-building skills in companies. Use the content to walk through conflict management skills and how to lead a high-performance team. Again, we encourage you to foster an environment where your audience can safely share experiences. It will considerably benefit the learning achieved when you open an avenue for participation and more significant discussion.
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Frequently asked questions from courses on teamwork and team-building skills
What are the main characteristics of a capable team?
Effective teams display the following features:
- A focus on collective effort
- Performance is greater than the sum of an individual contribution
- A sharing of values and goals that allows the leader to apply light steering pressure
- There is personal and mutual accountability for the overall performance
- There is a high level of interaction
What are the main characteristics of a group?
Another excellent starting point when building effective teams is to look at the characteristics of a group. Groups display the following features:
- Focus on individual contribution
- Performance is the sum of individual contribution
- Lack of cohesive values needs strong leadership
- Accountability is on an individual basis with no overall responsibility
- Low level of interaction between individuals
What are the main barriers to effective communication within teams?
Once you’ve identified the need for teams and started to build teamwork skills, it is worth proceeding by looking at communication within teams. And, most notably any barriers that might prevail such as:
- Use of jargon
- Poor listening habits
- Prejudice and personal bias
- Complexity of the message
- Inappropriate media used
- Perceptions about the sender
- Accuracy of information
- Timing of the communication
- Ignoring what the members do not agree with
- Communication overload
What are the characteristics of high performing teams?
If you’re looking to build high-performance teams, then there are lots of characteristics to explore:
- Sharing a common goal or purpose
- Build relationships on trust and respect
- Balance task and process activities
- Plan thoroughly before acting
- Involve members in decision making
- Use of team-based problem-solving techniques
- Value synergism and interdependence
- Emphasize and support team goals
- Reward individual performance that supports the team
- Communicate effectively
- Identify and deal with group conflict
- Balance life between work and home
- Practice continuous improvement
- Constantly critiquing the way the team works
- Vary the level and intensity of the work
- Plan thoroughly before acting
Can I edit the content and add my company logo?
Yes. You can now add your logo and customize the course content freely using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You can also deliver the course materials where, when, and as often as needed.
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