Teamwork and culture are the heartbeat of an organisation
Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Teamwork and culture determine how adaptable an organisation is, how loyal and engaged employees are and differentiate highly successful organisations from their competitors. It’s about creating a sustainable culture of high performance that impacts the bottom line.
At Developing Talent, we believe that creating high performing teams is about skills development leading to behavioural change. We use our extensive experience to design and deliver highly effective programmes, supported by the use of market leading tools. We listen to your specific challenges to develop an approach that is tailored specifically for your business and the culture you are looking to create.
Effective teamwork is more important to organisation's success than 5 years ago
Source: Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions Survey 2020
Building better relationships at every level for a more effective workplace
This market leading solution delivers immediate and lasting impact on the performance of people and the culture of organisations.
Everything DiSC® is a highly personal development experience that equips people with the social and emotional know-how for more effective interactions at work.
Employees will have access to on-line resources which supports their development and delivers benefits beyond the initial programme.
The colleagues feature enables participants to understand the styles of specific colleagues and provides tips on how to best adapt and work with others.
This solution can be delivered in a one day face to face workshop or over 2 or 3 virtual sessions, with ongoing development supported through the learning portal or with bespoke support.
“These Everything DiSC tools create a high-level of self-awareness that, quite frankly, no other tool can provide. And that core insight into one’s motivation and into the style and motivations of others is like fuel for employees to take the initiative to improve in their work, relationships, and jobs. While our culture was obviously already here, Everything DiSC really helped turn it on!”
Chuck Olsson, Chief Human Resources Officer, First United Bank
The Five Behaviors ®
Develop high performing teams and a culture of teamwork
A highly effective, tried and tested solution to develop high performing teams based on The Five Behaviors ® model:
- Trust: build vulnerability based trust between team members
- Conflict: develop constructive conflict and hold candid conversations
- Commitment: be able to disagree and still ‘buy in’ to team decisions
- Accountability: take ownership and hold other team members accountable
- Focus on Results: focus on the overall aims and goals of the team
Receive a deeply insightful team report, which includes measurement of the team against the five behaviours, individual personality types and insights on team strengths and areas to work on.
Progress reports can be used to measure improvement over time and to create additional insights that support sustained high performance within teams.
The Programme is tailored to suit your needs and can support a virtual or face to face off site team or can be shorter sessions spread out over a number of weeks.
“The Five Behaviors actually gave me something that was actionable and that the team could see as actionable, more at a collective level but also at an individual level. I got emails from people saying, ‘No one has ever invested in me this way. It’s fantastic!”
Understand the level of Psychological Safety in your team or organisation
In partnership with 3GHR and Professor Amy C. Edmondson of Harvard Business School
Psychological safety is the enabler of high performing teams. This insight is the result of almost 30 years of research by Amy Edmondson, reinforced by an extensive two-year research project among 15,000 employees done by Google (read about Project Aristotle in The New York Times Magazine).
If you do not feel safe in a group, you are likely to keep ideas to yourself and avoid speaking up, even about risks. Furthermore, if mistakes are held against you, you look to avoid making them and stop taking risks. Low psychological safety gets in the way of personal development and being able to develop as a team or organisation.
Psychological safety is defined as “a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes”.
Inclusion and diversity
Willingness to help
Attitude to risk and failure
Measure the level of Psychological Safety within your team or organisation followed by a facilitated workshop to develop this critical attribute.
The Psychological Safety Index maps how team members perceive the level of psychological safety and is a critical predictor of how your team will learn and work together.
Employee Opinion Survey
Many high performing organisations undertake an annual Employee Opinion Survey, sometimes supported by a periodic Pulse Check (a smaller survey targeting specific areas of improvement).
A key benefit of an independently run survey is that it tends to create a higher degree of trust in the process, it is anonymous and therefore is likely to elicit a more accurate and honest reflection of how employees are truly feeling about a range of issues.
We manage the end to end process from communication, sending out survey links, tracking response rates to designing workshops based on the insights gained.
Our focus is on helping you understand what matters most to your employees and how you can prioritise actions including developing an inclusive action plan that will build engagement and improve the culture.
We are partners with SurveyLab, who provide the ‘engine’ for our surveys and manage the data. They are a UK based company, founded in 2003, who specialise in employee engagement surveys. Their ‘tool’ has supported organisations such as the BBC, Bentley, Nestle and a host of SME’s. They conduct research and provide UK Company benchmarking against the results.
Learn more about how we can support you
We are happy to arrange an introductory call to understand your specific challenges and provide advice on the most effective development solutions.
“The sessions with developing talent were very engaging and relaxed. We've all been so busy during the pandemic and the techniques I learnt stuck with me. We focus strongly on our culture at Microsoft and the sessions help to develop the behaviours that support this.”
Louise Cooke, Senior Manager, Microsoft
"Gary really knows his stuff and presents in a calm, measured and effective way. What I really liked was hearing how small steps can make big leadership changes. "
Emma O’Connor, Head of Training, Boyes Turner LLP