Strengthen Resilience for Greater Productivity

In a face-to-face office environment, it can be tough for some people to build strong relationships. In a virtual working environment, it can be difficult for practically everyone. It’s not just the technology that gets in the way of making deep meaningful connections, it’s the lack of human connection. Virtual teams need to connect effectively to build stronger, more resilient relationships.

With these advanced programs, virtual teams learn how to change their mindsets, increase resilience, and improve productivity. Click on each program title to learn more about what could be holding your team back from reaching their goals.

Building and Sustaining Relationships at a Distance

The truth is, it’s more difficult for virtual team members to engage, connect, and work well with each other over time than it is for those who work face-to-face. Onboarding new members also requires additional management to successfully integrate them into the team. When new or existing members of a virtual team feel disconnected, team performance can suffer from a lack of engagement and low morale. Poor working relationships breed misunderstandings, interpersonal conflicts, and absenteeism. It’s imperative to actively foster stronger virtual team connections so everyone can move past growing differences and get back to work.

During this session, participants will learn how to:

  • Strengthen bonds and bolster engagement with five virtual team activities.
  • Apply tools in any web conferencing application for more effective connection and collaboration.
  • Create one team activity to build and sustain strong virtual relationships.

Equipped with this new set of interpersonal tools, your virtual team members can immediately mitigate team challenges in order to sustain strong relationships that bolster performance and productivity, a valuable outcome for your teams and your organization.

Better Communication and Collaboration using the DiSC Behavioral Profile

Every interaction has the potential to strengthen or break down a work relationship. Sadly, the latter is most often the case when different behavioural styles come into play. Virtual team members have the added disadvantage of not being able to pick up on some visual cues that speak volumes in understanding someone’s intentions. Misinterpreting other people’s behavioural styles can lead to friction and lack of conflict resolution.

Just think how much more productive your virtual teams will be when each team member can:

  • Describe the strengths and challenges each style brings to the team.
  • Develop strategies for identifying others’ styles with only virtual cues.
  • Discuss how to adapt our behavior to meet the needs of others.
  • Experience impactful team building activities for each of the behavioural styles.

The DiSC Behavioural Profile provides participants clarity about their own behavioural styles, and insights about those of others. By applying this methodology, your team will build and improve relationships one interaction at a time. More mindful communication enhances productivity, builds stronger relationships and creates an optimal environment for
high performance teams.

Boost Productivity with a Growth Mindset

A team’s high performance and productivity starts with the right mindset. In general, there are two kinds of mindsets – fixed and growth. Individuals with fixed mindsets are often inflexible, resistant to change and will tend to blame others instead of taking responsibility for their actions. People with a growth mindset eagerly embrace change, are open to opportunities for constant improvement, and will step up to find workable solutions.

By identifying the mindset of your team members, you can help them develop new ways of thinking. This in turn supports them in becoming more positive, more resilient, and more productive.

During this session, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify individuals with fixed and growth mindsets.
  • Learn techniques to shift mindsets for greater productivity.
  • Explain the Time MatrixTM and evaluate how you are spending your time.
  • Align your time management with your goals.
  • Implement productivity best practices.
Increase Accountability to Increase Results

Accountability is about taking ownership, showing initiative, and doing what you say you’re going to do — whether it’s you as a leader or one of your team members. When people take ownership of their work and take responsibility for the results, your team becomes much more productive and effective.

Importantly, when team members consistently demonstrate ownership and accountability, trust is formed. Trust is essential to ensure high-performing teams, particularly in the virtual environment. As well, when individuals are more accountable, they tend to be committed to their work and more motivated, which leads to higher performance.

During this session, participants will learn how to:

  • Explain what accountability is and the relationship between accountability and productivity.
  • Evaluate your team’s current level of accountability.
  • Identify techniques for fostering accountability.
  • Practice giving and receiving feedforward techniques that help foster accountability.
The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® is a unique learning experience that prepares individuals for success in teams. The New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni and the power of industry-leading workplace assessment tools come together in a breakthrough program proven to deliver business results.

The program helps teams understand how they score on the key components of The Five Behaviors model: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. Individual team members will learn about their own personality style and the styles of their team members—based on the Everything DiSC® model—and how their style contributes to the team’s overall success.

After completing this program, participants will understand how to:

  • Make better, faster decisions as a team
  • Tap into the skills and opinions of other team members
  • Avoid wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict
  • Avoid wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of a lack of buy-in
  • Build a team that creates a competitive advantage
  • Create a team that is fun to be on

Click here to download more information on The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team.