Have you noticed that some teams succeed and reach their targets with ease, while other teams have trouble getting there despite being competent?
Working well together, cooperating and communicating internally and externally is vital to the success of teamwork. Developing teamwork skills and directing team dynamics increases motivation and enables teams to work together and achieve required goals and results.
According to many studies (Losada & Heaphy, 2004; Meneghel, Saranova & Martínez, 2014; Pentland, 2012; West, Patera & Carsten, 2009), there are clearly distinguishable factors that account for the differences of performance in teams. These are, for example, positive ways of working, strong inter-team connection, clear common practices, versatile communication within the team as well as with all the team’s interfaces, collective positive emotions and experiences, which are critical to increasing resilience and efficiency.
In our team trainings, we work together to overcome your team’s specific obstacles that slow down team performance and cooperation, and bring in best practices from high performing teams. With these, we will quickly achieve results in increasing success, motivation, creativity, problem solving, and joy in the workplace. In a well-functioning team, people are more engaged in reaching goals and commit more deeply.
Furthermore, we use Completo DISC. This excellent tool efficiently assists us in understanding ourselves and others better, and we quickly come to realize how easy it is to improve cooperation in practice. With the Completo DISC Team Map that describes the working culture within the team, we can examine and better understand how the team functions, and what are its strengths and pitfalls.
Tools used in training
Completo DISC Cooperation Profile
Completo DISC Team Chart
Completo DISC Trainer’s Profile
Small group coaching
Reasoning Analysis Assessment
“Let’s solve the issues hindering teamwork and implement best practices. With highly concrete tools and methods, we can develop your team and your entire organization towards a higher degree of commitment, resilience, motivation, and efficiency.”
1. Team Building workshop
The Team Building workshop starts with defining the issues in the team beforehand. This is usually done by interviewing the team manager while the team members convey their thoughts through a questionnaire. Clear objectives are set, and with these in mind our coaches set out to plan the contents and implementation of the workshop process.
Our trainer acts as a facilitator, bringing new information and suggestions to the group. During the workshop, the team builds solutions and agrees on how to implement them in practice.
A culture of team spirit and helping your colleagues is only achieved through cooperation and interaction, which must constantly be developed. In this workshop, we especially concentrate on increasing positive attitudes and consensus, increasing a proactive working style, and taking responsibility.
You will find that the workshop truly brings the team together and optimizes workflow, as everyone knows the skills and responsibilities of the others. This will make cooperation easier and delegation natural and effortless.
Clarifying the team purpose and roles
The big picture: what is our role in the organization and its success?
Characteristics of a successful team
Creativity and problem solving in teams
Completo DISC as a tool for improving cooperation and teamwork
The strengths and weaknesses of team functionality
Building and strengthening trust
Working towards solutions in the workshop
Benefits in a nutshell
Increases in team motivation and efficiency
The clarification of purpose, goals, and the big picture for team members
Clarification of roles
Tasks are effortlessly directed to the correct person
Each team member will find optimal ways of working in their own role
Problem solving techniques are developed and diversified
Team members will greatly improve their knowledge of each other with DISC, regardless of how well they knew each other in advance. We use DISC when working with developing management teams and expert teams alike. The Completo DISC Team Map reveals the team’s dynamics and provides information on how the team can succeed even better in the future.
Completo DISC does not rank people according to performance, but increases our knowledge and understanding about ourselves and others by describing, in a very concrete manner, the behavioral styles and natural ways of working of different people. It clarifies the strengths of our own natural style and how we can best use them when communicating and cooperating.
The understanding and knowledge we receive from DISC will increase our awareness, our observation skills, and our ability to acknowledge the behavior of ourselves and others. This facilitates making conscious decisions on how to interact efficiently with others and how to adapt our behavior when needed.
We may already be doing this, without realizing it. Generally, we all behave differently at work and at home, for example. DISC provides a concrete structure for this behavioral phenomenon and enables us to use our behavior as a tool to be implemented differently in different situations. DISC brings harmony and success to the workplace. Read more about DISC on our page DISC and getting certified.
The behavioral styles according to DISC
Your personal Completo DISC profile and unraveling
The behavioral styles as a practical tool
The communication, motivation, logic, and priorities of different styles
The positives and negatives of adapting your behavior
What do people of different behavioral styles require to be at their most efficient?
The Completo DISC Team Map and the team dynamics
The strengths and development areas of your team
Workshopping solutions for your team and conclusions
Benefits in a nutshell
You will learn to know, understand, and accept others more
Discover the hidden logic of your own actions
You will find the motivation and skills to complement the strengths of others with your own
You will discover new ways of problem solving
You will understand your team’s dynamics and know how to utilize its strengths
Areas of development and development solutions are discovered
Common ground rules for your team are set and their implementation is planned
Numerous recent studies on teamwork have provided us with valuable information and concrete methods to develop the performance of teams. In light of the latest research, we will evaluate and develop the practices of your team quickly and efficiently.
In the research of Losada and Heaphy, describe the areas of cooperative functions within a team on three axes and the relations of the two extremes. For example, high positivity in communication and cooperation results in a High Performing Team that is six times more efficient.
In this training, we develop your team by shaping and reconstructing functions and activities, and by adding in best practices from High Performing Teams. We can also start the development process by observing and charting the activities of your team.
Pentland has studied what kind of communication correlates with High Performing individuals and teams. This knowledge is entirely new to many teams and will result in significant new insights. During the training, we will interpret and workshop this new information to ultimately produce new courses of action for your team.
The characteristics of a successful High Performing Team
The team development phases
Workshop using the Losada method
Workshop for developing communication (Pentland)
Creativity and problem solving in the team
A package of required skills for continued development
The deductions of your team
Benefits in a nutshell
Improved motivation and efficiency in your team
Your team will have a clear picture of how a High Performing Team functions
Clear steps to take towards developing into a High Performing Team
Communication and cooperation improve and support team functionality
Interaction improves and accelerates the reaching of results
Clear jointly workshopped common rules and their implementation
Mastering your schedule equals mastering your workload. It starts with the individual, but it brings considerable results to the entire organization. In this training, you will learn the most important time management skills: organizing, planning, structuring tasks, prioritizing, delegating, and unambiguous communication practices.
The successful mastering of work is imperative for achieving productivity, efficiency, and results, but also for job satisfaction, endurance, and managing stress.
In this training, you will learn to recognize and overcome your personal time thieves. You will identify the cornerstones of your time use and clarify your goals for improved efficiency and control, and increased results.
You will receive useful tools and methods for planning your work and controlling time use. When you are in control, it is easier to manage your daily work and take on challenges.
Conscious skills for time and workload management
Self-management in situations of haste and stress
Recognizing your challenges, time thieves, and pitfalls
10 tools for mastering time and work
Best practices for planning and organizing
Personal development plan utilizing the most appropriate tools
5 efficient tool-based methods for improving your success rate
Organizing and optimizing time use as individuals and as a team
Collective decisions on actions and procedures: delegating, distribution of workload, flow of information, rules of internal communication, planning, and prioritizing
Benefits in a nutshell
Your calendar will get uncluttered
Learn to identify priorities from even an extensive workload
Learn how to distribute your time into logical slots despite interruptions
Manage your work, perceive your work as clear entities, increase motivation
Become aware of what causes you stress and get these things in order
Methodicalness will bring job satisfaction, joy, and save energy
Today’s work has increasing challenges for everyone, tight schedules, and demanding goals. The responsibility of individuals is to constantly improve one’s competency. Therefore, people need opportunities to continuously learn new skills to be able to perform and reach new goals.
A culture of team spirit is only achieved through strong workplace skills, which should not be taken for granted. Taking responsibility, cooperation, interaction skills, empathy, and supporting others – these are all main elements of a long-term successful workplace and should constantly be under development. This benefits the entire organization, the teams, and individual team members, and is especially important in a hectic and challenging work environment.
In the training, we will make the recognized, as well as the so far unidentified workplace skills into the aces of your organization. We will focus on creating a proactive and cooperative work approach, where people take responsibility and have a positive attitude towards long-term learning and renewal. We offer you strong basic skills for managing your workload. The workplace will experience substantial increases in motivation and work satisfaction.
The basics of work community skills
Interaction skills, skillful communication, and discussion as tools of cooperation
The culture of team spirit
Managing your workload, both quantity and quality
Improving your expertise is a key workplace skill
Facilitation skills for teamwork
Solution-focused methods for everyday problem solving
Benefits in a nutshell
The importance of interaction skills in reaching goals is recognized
Everyone learns to act wisely and constructively in the workplace
Everyone will learn to receive and give support to others
Internal and external communication is improved considerably
A well-functioning workplace boosts motivation
The requirements of managing own work are discovered and the necessary tools to do this are gained
Newly gained clarity of responsibilities helps save energy and resources
In this training, your trainers and instructors will learn how to transfer their knowledge to others effectively and with structure. After this training, you will no longer need to train people several times, they will learn the first time.
With the right skills, experts doing trainings, as well as other instructors, will be key persons in increasing versatility and skills among colleagues. Internal trainings are sometimes imperative, for example the orientation of new employees, but they are also an excellent way of expanding and sharing skills within current teams, which also enables job rotation.
In this training, you will learn how to plan the content and structure of your trainings, how to utilize exercises, how to follow up on learning progress, and receive key pedagogical and interaction skills. We will also look at how people of different learning styles learn most efficiently, and learn how to solve the special challenges of online training and make it an efficient learning situation.
Goal-oriented interaction during trainings
Different learning styles and trainers with different styles
Completo DISC Trainer’s Profile and unraveling
Planning, structuring, and content of your training
Utilizing exercises, tasks, and examples
Guiding discussions during trainings, managing the learning situation
Training in change situations
Training groups of different size
How to schedule the training, how engage participants
Tools for managing challenging situations in the training
A coaching approach to training
Benefits in a nutshell
Your trainings will motivate, inspire, engage, and create commitment
You will learn to structure the learning process and the training material to best induce learning
You will gain a coaching approach to training
You will understand different learning styles and know how to communicate to reach different people
Receive tools for managing challenging training situations, such as change, virtual learning, challenging learners
You will find your strengths as a trainer (Completo DISC)
Unnecessary and inefficient meetings waste an incredible amount of time, energy, and money. When you recognize the need to develop the meeting practices of your organization and you know what can be achieved, let us do the heavy lifting.
Defining new meeting practices with us is efficient and starts with your needs and requirements. The key challenge in this change process is to get people on board. This may even prove to be impossible without outside help.
During the training, new practices are created and developed together so that everyone clearly understands that they will benefit personally from the improved procedures. It is the only way to make things really change. Let us make efficient meetings the pride of your organization.
The evaluation of the organization’s meeting practices and the creation of new practices
Developing procedures that will support the objectives and purposes of your meetings
Strengthening skills to lead and manage all kinds of meetings and group occasions, for example, project reviews
How to plan and implement efficient and engaging meetings that serve both participants and the organizer?
Different types of meetings as a support function
Discussion and facilitation as tools in a meeting
The engaging and motivating of participants
Reaching the goals of meetings and utilizing follow-up tasks to their best advantage
Benefits in a nutshell
Achieve a clear structure and framework for your meetings
Meetings will become purposeful and goal-oriented
The handling of issues in meetings will become efficient
Participants will have a positive meeting experience
Participants will become more active
There will be no more talk about useless meetings that waste everyone’s time and cause a negative atmosphere
Information can be exchanged by email. The purpose of a presentation is more profound: you want to make an impact on the listeners, on their views and opinions, make them think about what you said, or even influence their decision making. The presenter on the other hand is most often more worried about how to make the topic at least somewhat interesting.
We have the solution to both these issues. It is entirely possible to make any presentation interesting and engaging. With this training, you will get the skills to perform convincingly and to build a presentation that will make the audience thank you. Your confidence will be boosted, and stage fright considerably lessened.
In this training, you will also learn how to define and clarify the main purpose and goal of your presentation, as well as ways to plan and structure different types of presentations so that you maintain the interest of the audience and reach your goal efficiently.
You will get to practice live for the rest of the group, so you can test your skills, react to surprising incidents, and flexibly steer through them. You will receive most useful, honest, constructive feedback.
No one needs to transform themselves into someone else to present successfully. Everyone has their own strengths and charisma as a performer. You can uphold contact with the audience in as many ways as there are people. While presenting, you just need to be aware and alert. You need to be able to read the audience, which requires practicing.
In this training, we learn ways of engaging the audience, awaken personal interest and insights, as well as long-term learning. Be prepared to let go of your stage fright for good, in a safe and positive atmosphere with the rest of the group.
From sharing information to an interactive and skillful performance
Smooth, clear, and deliberate use of language in your presentation
The ultimate goal of your presentation directs the all parts of your performance
Building interaction as a foundation of all presentations
The structure of a presentation
Keeping up the interest of the audience throughout the presentation
The special challenges and solutions of an online presentation
Interaction in an online presentation
Practice and constructive feedback – learn from the performances of others as well
Benefits in a nutshell
Learn how to plan and construct a convincing presentation in your own style for different situations, including online
Learn how to communicate a strong and convincing message that awakens interest and is believed regardless of you being a manager or an expert
You will know how to make the audience listen and how to establish contact
You know how to achieve efficient interaction and handle questions smoothly