A top performing team is recognised as such if it reaches or even exceeds all its goals, is having a positive climate, the cooperation is great, the members value each other and everybody can contribute their specific strengths in an optimal fashion. Synergy effects are being generated, conflicts are handled constructively.
Does this sound like a fairy tale? Often the reality in teams is significantly different. The cooperation is weakened in several ways. Working together smoothly and positively has a huge effect on the performance, achieving goals and motivation of teams. Team members who are leaving, new members joining, changing of goals, tasks or organizational structure requires constant adaptions of teams.
Team development sessions offer the opportunity to reflect the status quo, the cooperation and to discover each other outside of the daily working routines. Subjects often discussed are leadership demands, clarity on roles and responsibilities, improving the relationships amongst the team members, analyzing strengths and weaknesses, constructive feedback, conflict mediation, communication, team rules and many more.
As part of the workshops or training sessions these or other subjects can be discussed and developed to the benefit of the group.
If you run an action oriented session the focus is less on the discussion but more on the doing and feeling of the team, which, of course, will be reflected, too, at the end of the session to ensure joined understanding and clarity for the participants.