Excellerate’s customised team building, learning and performance improvement programmes provide Leaders and their teams with a deeper understanding of group dynamics as well as the tools and practical skills to guide the development and sustain the performance of an effective, cohesive and productive work team.
Organisations typically hire people one at a time however their employees can only achieve their professional objectives, and the organisation's goals, by collaborating effectively with others.
Whether a company's processes are organised into formal work teams, or not, very few products or services are the result of individual effort. In fact, the whole point of an organisation is to harness the collective efforts of people working together to serve their customers better. Investing in the ongoing development and maintenance of effective and productive work teams is therefore an essential and fundamental requirement to successfully address your organisational and business challenges.
The term team building, and even the industry itself, is now so broad that it often leads to confusion as it can encompass anything from recreational, social and corporate philanthropic events to development strategies that focus on skills and strategies to improve a team's effectiveness. In Excellerate's work with teams, it's therefore helpful to differentiate between low impact recreational team events and high impact team building that's focused on strengthening cohesion, collaboration and collective performance.
Effective team training is guided by educational science. It utilises sound instructional principles, planning and follow-up, with a system that supports the transfer of new knowledge and skills to the actual job environment.
Specific conditions need to exist for a team building process to be most effective. These guidelines can help you to determine when an EXCEL team building intervention would be a worthwhile investment.
The reality is that building and maintaining successful teams takes time, commitment and focus from team leaders and members. And, when it comes to team building what works for one team may not work for another. That's why Excellerate's EXCEL Team Building and Development is designed to provide a more complete approach, with custom designed workshops and programmes that develop awareness, insight and performance sustaining team skills.
Excellerate works closely with you to formulate and facilitate team development strategies that focus on specific learning, business and team performance needs. A combination of consultation, needs analysis and, where relevant, team diagnostics ensures the careful and considered design of your EXCEL Team programme. This ensures that you:
Excellerate has a wealth of experience and a comprehensive suite of resources and strategies which are utilised to design your programme. What we don't do is recycle, rebrand and roll out the same programme every time. We carefully select tools, techniques and strategies and combine them (with acts of creative imagination) to provide unique learning experiences for each team based on their situation, challenges, development needs and objectives.
Memory is linked to emotion which is why Excellerate' development methodology includes a combination of learning strategies to ensure that your programme is thought provoking, emotionally engaging and behaviourally challenging - as well as memorable and fun. What we don't do is to confuse "entertrainment" with effective learning and performance improvement. We anchor our design in proven adult learning practices, organisational development, human performance technologies, and thoroughly researched content.
Removing a work team from the workplace is not only logistically challenging but expensive in terms of resource cost and the impact on your customers. Your team building, training and development interventions can be configured as short facilitated sessions, focused workshops or a staged modular programme to accommodate the type, level and stage of your team, your business objectives, timeline and budget. This approach ensures relevant, timely, targeted team development with maximum flexibility.
If you would like to discuss running an EXCEL team building workshop or development programme within your organisation, specifically tailored to your needs, in a location of your choice, please use the enquiry form to arrange a time for a confidential, obligation free consultation.