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Team Building Events: Why, What, and How?

Team building is an important part of getting the best from your team. This is a thorough primer for any manager who needs to get team building right.

Watching this video is worth 6 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)

This video is part of course module number 4.3.1
Program 4: Managing & Leading Groups
Course 3: Teams
Section 1: Team Development & Team Building

Other videos in this section include:
– What is a Team https://youtu.be/nq2Arav7t4Q
– The Tuckman Team Development Model https://youtu.be/-nlMJcTAz_g
– Accelerate Team Development with Swift Trust https://youtu.be/aiVYyDCz-3s
– Establishing Team Behavior Norms https://youtu.be/4-TM6kINcUs
– John Whitmore’s Team Development Model https://youtu.be/VxPzQMseW7E
– Cog’s Ladder of Group Experiences https://youtu.be/aVqp7Zr5DW4
– The Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Model https://youtu.be/HjEvSjkD7L0
– Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases for Team Development https://youtu.be/i9wNwxy9Zmo

LESSON NOTES
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Team building is:
A team event or activity designed to increase social cohesion and collaboration within a team.

It is not about functional, technical or process skills. Team building is not team training. It helps resolve breakdowns in teamwork and performance problems.

Team Building can be designed for many purposes, such as:
• Alignment around team objectives
• Clarity of roles & work allocation
• Improving collaborative behaviours
• Increasing trust and confidence
• Strengthening relationships and group cohesion
• Reducing conflict
• Appreciation of individual strengths, values, and styles
• Solving problems and improving critical thinking
• Strengthening decision-making processes
• Finding better ways to communicate with one another
• Building team member motivation to participate in workplace team efforts
• Enhancing commitment to the team as a social unit

Team building interventions will have one of two purposes:
1 Enhancement
2 Remedial

Team Building and the Tuckman Model
See the video on the Tuckman Model of Group formation https://youtu.be/-nlMJcTAz_g. We can relate typical team building objectives to the four stages of Tuckman’s group/team lifecycle.

How to Do Team Building Well
Trying to do team building on the cheap can set the team back as readily as it can move it forward. There are three principal stages:
1 Clear objectives
2 Careful design to meet objectives
3 Effective debrief

Three Cautions, to get Team Building Right
– Rebellion
– Accessibility
– Safety

You have a duty of care to your colleagues and staff. So, you need to properly test activities, that are planned and run by skilled and experienced facilitators.

RECOMMENDED EXERCISE
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1. Could your team benefit from a team building activity? If so, would it be remedial or for team enhancement? (1 MC CPD Point)
2. If your team could benefit from team building, what would be your objectives? (2 MC CPD Points)
3. If you develop a team building event of any sort, you’ll need to plan it carefully. (4 MC CPD Points)

DOWNLOADS
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Free Resources
– CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Paid resources
– Management Courses Onboarding Kit – https://gum.co/MC-ObK ($3)

RECOMMENDED READING
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– The Five Dysfunctions of a Team https://geni.us/wbIE
– The Wisdom of Teams https://geni.us/7i1AL
– The Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work https://geni.us/Kzc4GV4
– Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart https://geni.us/oAgEOdA
– Pulling Together: 10 Rules for High-Performance Teamwork https://geni.us/zUVV3G
– HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams https://geni.us/0DLsNe4

Managers Need a Basic set of kit to do your job well. Here are my top recommendations: https://kit.co/MikeClayton/manager-s-work-kit (the links are affiliated)

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Supporting Your Team through Common Challenges [Compilation]
Team Leadership Briefing [Compilation]
Team Development Process [Compilation]
Managing & Leading Remote Teams [Compilation]
Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Margerison McCann: The Team Management Wheel
Meredith Belbin: The Belbin Team Roles Profile
Katzenbach and Smith: The Wisdom of Teams
Taking Care of the Wellbeing of People in Your Remote Team
Developing People in Your Remote Team
Getting Sufficient Challenge in Your Remote Team
Maintaining Productivity in Your Remote Team
Fostering Responsibility within Your Remote Team
Crafting Connection and Building Culture in Your Remote Team
Helping Build Understanding in Your Remote Team
Creating Trust in Remote Teams
Introduction to Managing Remote Teams
Tips for Cross-Cultural Working: 10 + 1 Bonus
Dimensions of Cross-Cultural Differences: 10 of the Biggest
Developing Cross-Cultural Awareness: The Stages
Introduction to Cross-Cultural Teams
How to Support Your Team for Learning: 7 Things
Supporting Your Team through Conflict: 3+1 Roles to Play
How to Support Your Team through Change – 6 Steps
Supporting Your Team through Team Stress: 4 Steps
Supporting Your Team Under Pressure: Return to High-Performance
Team Leadership: Handling Team Problems
Daniel Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles for Team Leaders
Team Leadership Continuum [Tannenbaum & Schmidt]
Four Quadrants of Team Leadership
LEAD Your Team: 4 Team Leadership Priorities
Team Leadership: John Adair’s Action Centered Leadership
Servant Leadership: Leading Your Team in the Tuckman Performing Stage
Team Leadership and the Tuckman Group Development Stages
Teamwork: Your Team Working Problems Solved
Teamwork: Problem Solving with Your Team
Teamwork: Team Celebrations
Teamwork: Leading Effective Team Reviews
Teamwork: Elements of Effective Team Meetings
Teamwork: Your Team’s Skills and Expertise
Teamwork: Facilitating Effective Team Working
Teamwork: Protecting Your Team
Teamwork: Providing for Your Team
Teamwork: Essentials of Working as a Team
Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases for Team Development

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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