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THE FIVE BEHAVIORS OF A COHESIVE TEAM™

 

THE FIVE BEHAVIORS OF A COHESIVE TEAM is an assessment-based learning experience that helps individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team in the most approachable, competent, and effective way possible. Powered by Everything DiSC®, the profiles help participants understand their own DiSC® styles. Bringing together everyone’s personalities and preferences to form a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge—for individuals, the team, and the organization.

 


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


What does this program do?

 

The program helps teams understand how, as a team, they score on the key components of The Five Behaviors model: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Each individual on the team will also understand their own personality style and their team members styles, based on the DiSC® model: D: Dominance, i: Influence, S: Steadiness, and C: Conscientiousness, and how their style contributes to the team’s overall success.


 

Who is it for?

 

The program is designed exclusively for intact teams and work groups. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team harnesses the power of Everything DiSC and the clarity and simplicity of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model.


 


 How does it work?

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:

  1. Makes better, faster decisions
  2. Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
  3. Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict
  4. Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of a lack of buy-in
  5. Creates a competitive advantage
  6. Is more fun to be on!

 

Modular Facilitation

Seven modules from 1 to 3 ½ hours in length.  Each module includes:

  1. Participant handouts
  2. Presentation with supplementary video

Module 1: Introduction: Introduces The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Model
Module 2: Building Trust: Teaches the concept of vulnerability-based trust
Module 3: Mastering Conflict: Helps participants understand the benefits of healthy conflict
Module 4: Achieving Commitment: Shows how clarity and buy-in are key to achieving commitment
Module 5: Embracing Accountability: Stresses the importance of peer-to-peer accountability
Module 6: Focusing on Results: Emphasizes that collective results are more important than individual goals
Module 7: Review and Action Plan: Allows participants to review what they’ve learned and to create an action plan to improve the team’s productivity


Please note: team member profiles are purchased separately.


The program includes:

  1. Facilitator’s Guide with 7 modules PowerPoint® with over 40 minutes of video
  2. Participant handouts with activities
  3. Take-away cards for each of The Five Behaviors
  4. Podcasts, online resources, and a research report