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The Value of Understanding Your Team

Regardless of the size of your company and your team, teamwork is more than just working together to get things done, but more about collectively sustaining changes that result in continual achievement!

We talk about our ProScan® on the individual basis quite a bit, but this report is an extremely effective teaming tool. When a client approaches us regarding one of our “Team Impact! Workshops”, our second step after collecting each attendees’ survey results is to develop a TeamScan® Report. The TeamScan® graphs a composite of the behavior and communication for everyone in a group. This report helps managers address interpersonal conflicts and increase productivity by uncovering group work styles, preferences in a department, and changes that may be causing division in an organization. It’s like a fingerprint of a team’s culture! It defines our team environment – who we are collectively as a team and, most importantly, why we do what we do. It provides an understanding as it identifies where and how each team member will most naturally contribute to the team and the overall results. The strengths and roles of each member can be understood and appreciated.

Recognizing and understanding the natural and learned abilities that determine how a person thinks, acts, communicates and accomplishes goals are key – each individual with their set of unique characteristics, must be understood, valued, developed and empowered. Think of a project team that you may be a member of. How would you rate you overall satisfaction with your team’s progress? If this brief imagination of your fantasy team has resulted in anxiety, you may find peace when reframing your thinking about your team.

Does each member:

  1. Use and develop personal strengths and skills to fulfill responsibilities and accomplish the team’s purpose?
  2. Foster and experience mutual trust, respect, communication and confidence?
  3. Promote accountability for attitudes and actions in self & others?

Simply put, a team does best when each member demonstrates trust and respect in one another’s unique talents. Individuals understand how to leverage their peers’ strengths to support their own flaws and form teams that can become infinitely innovative.

Our favorite word for the marvel? Synergy : the working together of two or more things to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual efforts. When we truly work together, support one another, know each other, and recognize each others strengths and weaknesses it creates that unstoppable forward movement. The ingredients and aspects of the team are what contributes to the overall results that accrue from the fact that when it comes to teamwork, the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts

Go to our website to read more about our Team Essentials, Leadership Impact!, and Team Impact! Workshops! And of course, look out for our next Tutor Tuesday Review while you’re tier take a look around our blog to learn more about leveraging behavior. Become a Professional PDP Administrator for your organization to be invited to our Tutor Tuesday seminars every week! Also, we’re going social- follow, like, and link with us on Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIn , and Instagram. If you know of an organization or company that may benefit from the Know Your Talents™ Leadership Impact! Workshop please contact us or call at 480-348-8900!

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