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TEAMWORK DEVELOPMENT

Teleworking. Mergers. Changing organizations. Working life can throw a number of challenges at our effective teamwork. And how do you structure activities, track progress, provide feedback, and engage in dialogue when a team is scattered across a number of locations?

DEVELOPING TEAMWORK: A GROUP OF PEOPLE OR A TEAM WORKING TOGETHER?

Teleworking. Mergers. Changing organizations. Working life can throw a number of challenges at our effective teamwork. And how do you structure activities, track progress, provide feedback, and engage in dialogue when a team is scattered across a number of locations?

We help your organization tackle the pitfalls of communication and build a real team of people unphased by small setbacks or challenges.

Sharper focus, better teams

Team. Unit. Community. Whatever you call your team, one thing is for certain: a group that works towards a common goal produces better results and is more than the sum of its parts.

Teamwork development is now more important than ever: issues related to group dynamics, the perception of meaning, successful interaction and the interfaces between responsibilities are highlighted in the transformation of working life and as remote work becomes increasingly common.

Delficon’s teamwork development training is focused on sharpening the group’s operations and focus while maximizing cooperation and competence. The topics addressed in the training include the basic task of the team and how it operates as part of the organization as a whole. The process also includes clarifying the roles and responsibilities of each team member and the rules of the team. This increases the visibility of each team member’s competencies and enables an assessment of whether the team is lacking any particular competencies and how such deficiencies could be resolved.

“When the team members’ roles relative to each other and the rest of the organization are clarified, decision-making becomes faster and unnecessary overlap is eliminated,” Minnariikka Rajala points out.

“A holistic perspective on how one’s own competence is part of a broader whole also adds to the sense of meaning.”

Teamwork development is now more important than ever: issues related to group dynamics, the perception of meaning, successful interaction and the interfaces between responsibilities are highlighted in the transformation of working life and as remote work becomes increasingly common.

“A team with a high level of well-being is a productive team. New situations present challenges to team members as well as supervisors, which is why the development of cooperation is worth investing in.”

Tailored themes

The training starts with an assessment of the organization’s wishes and the current situation. The aim of the initial assessment is to determine the direction and objectives of operations, potential stumbling blocks and the group’s strengths and weaknesses. Opinions and attitudes are surveyed by means of various digital tools as well as questions that activate the respondents.

The themes to be addressed in the training are tailored according to each organization’s wishes and the issues identified in the initial assessment. Training can improve interaction between the team’s members and clarify critical interfaces both within the group and in relation to the rest of the organization. Sharpening the team’s identity increases cohesion. Development efforts can also be focused on communication skills or work performance indicators.

Plans and talk turn into reality and action when the team returns to its day-to-day work. After the training meetings, clear development goals are set for the team and the new operating practices are put into action. Finally, the team and its coaches get together to evaluate whether the change has been successful.

In addition to spending training days together, the coach and the trainees meet via a digital platform that serves as the training hub throughout the duration of the training program. The learning environment provides the team with various assignments that support their learning, and it is also used as a feedback channel.

I/we in relation to others

Training focused on teamwork development is an excellent way to improve the dynamics between people who work together. At the same time, it provides the team leader with management tools and an understanding of the special characteristics associated with the team’s stage of development. The perspective can be broadened by engaging other parts of the organization in the process.

“In many cases, it is useful to assess the way the team operates in relation to the rest of the organization and to involve other units in the discussion. This helps establish an even better grasp of the team’s operations and improves the understanding of critical interfaces and what aspects of the team’s activities might need to be clarified,” Minnariikka Rajala says.

“Even a self-directed team only works effectively if certain clear agreements have been put into words. The more self-directed the team is, the greater the understanding required of its responsibilities and the greater the need to develop internal entrepreneurship and the willingness to take responsibility,” Rajala adds.

CASES

We have been helping organizations make a positive difference for more than 20 years, both in Finland and abroad.

Hill Audit

Hill Audit

"The members of the organization got to know each other more deeply, we created common rules and community developed."

Inventure

Inventure

"In the new situation, we jointly structured the roles of team members and the ways we work together."