The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Michael Ferraro
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Based on the work and the book by Patrick Lencioni, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team assessment and accompanying material is designed for an intact team. Before choosing this program, consider the questions: Is the team really a TEAM?

A team is a relatively small number of people (from three to twelve) who meet on a regular basis and are collectively responsible for results. The team members share common goals as well as the rewards and responsibilities for achieving them. Not every group is a team. For example, a group that appears to be a team might simply be a collection of people who report to the same manager, but who have relatively little interdependence and mutual accountability. If a group does not meet the criteria of a true team, this process is unlikely to produce the results they expect.

To gain the competitive advantage, teams must focus on the five important behaviors: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability and Results. In this program, each module builds on the previous one. Exercises within each module gives participants to try practicing the behaviors.

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Building Trust
  • Module 3: Mastering Conflict
  • Module 4: Achieving Commitment
  • Module 5: Embracing Accountability
  • Module 6: Focusing on Results
  • Module 7: Review and Action Plan

Each module will run between 3-4 hours in length. Some may go a little shorter or especially a little longer depending on the discussions needed to reach the goal of that module. In general, the program will consist of 7 half-day sessions.

As part of this program, each team member will experience The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive TeamTM Assessment.

This powerful online assessment will be given to the team members before the first module is experienced. Video clips are also part of this program.

This in-depth experiential program can take place over a number of months with perhaps a module being conducted every week or two, depending on the needs and opportunities within the organization.