Are You Having Trouble Finding the “Team” in Your “Teamwork?”
When it takes too much “work” to get groups together for a common purpose, you may have issues with communications styles.
Teams that work at top efficiency and really get along are rare! There are many reasons for this with the main reason being that team members have different communication styles. These styles can immediately come into conflict when members are grouped together trying to reach consensus or convey information.
Almost inevitably, a team is led by at least one dominant member. Conflict can arise if there are other dominant personalities who vie for the leadership position. In addition, even if other team members don’t outwardly disagree, many are simple not on board or engaged enough to show how they feel. Worse yet, many disengaged members leave the meeting not being supportive or not communicating the team’s mission correctly.
Many of these styles and communication deficiencies can be neutralized with an understanding of what “makes people tick.” Starting a team with a thorough understanding of themselves and others goes a long way to help launch a team into maximum productivity and success.
How Can You Help Your Dysfunctional Teams be more Functional?
Start with deploying the right tools to help them relate better to other team members. Using an online assessment DiSC® from Wiley Publishing, you and your co-workers and team members can learn new skills and methods to thrive at work.
The theory behind the DiSC® is simple. It looks at how individuals look at the world (as favorable or unfavorable) and how each person views him/herself (as powerful or not powerful). The result of this influential assessment provides employees with an in depth understanding of themselves and everyone else they work with.
Whether in human resources or a manager trying to get his or her team to be more productive, the Everything DiSC Workplace® builds an understanding of communication styles and how to best work with the different types of communicators. I can also work with you on Train the Trainer programs so that you can build a core competency in DiSC and offer the training to employees, new hires and managers. Connect with me on LinkedIn or contact me with any questions you may have.