Building Trust and Vulnerability is Crucial for Team Cohesion

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How much time and energy is wasted on your team with politics, confusion, and destructive conflict?

Are team members wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of a lack of buy-in?

 

Patrick Lencioni, author of the best-selling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, has developed with the Wiley team, an assessment-based facilitated program calledThe Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ that addresses these concerns.

 

Simple. Personalized. Proven

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The single most untapped competitive advantage is teamwork.

To gain this advantage, teams must:

  • Trust One Another

When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, they are able to build vulnerability-based trust.

  • Engage in Conflict Around Ideas

When there is trust, team members are able to engage in unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas.

  • Commit to Decisions

When team members are able to offer opinions and debate ideas, they will be more likely to commit to decisions.

  • Hold One Another Accountable

When everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable.

  • Focus on Achieving Collective Results

The ultimate goal of building greater trust, conflict, commitment, and accountability is one thing: the achievement of results.

The Five Behaviors Model is used to help team members learn to work together more efficiently and effectively and become a more cohesive team.

A productive, high-functioning team makes better, faster decisions; taps into the skills and opinions of all members; avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict; avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of a lack of buy-in; creates a competitive advantage; and is more fun to be on!

To learn more about this amazing new model attend The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Product Briefing by going to the Events page. The Product Briefing is being led by Julie Straw, Vice President at Wiley in their Workplace Learning Solutions Groups and co-author of The Work of Leaders and The 4-Dimensional Manager.