Team Building in the Tribal Workplace

Success as a manager is heavily influenced by how well your team operates and what kind of results they achieve. Is your team able to solve problems? Can they resolve conflict? Are they enthusiastic and motivated to do their best? Do they work well together? This three-day class is designed for participants who want to develop their team leadership skills and unleash the talent of their individual team members. You'll learn how to work with culturally diverse teams and what rules and etiquette your team should follow when working with friends and relatives. Leave this hands-on training with your own individualized action plan to get you started right away.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Tribal Organizations Today
  • Trends in business
  • Organizational structure
Culturally Diverse Teams
  • Culture and values
  • Culture clashes
  • Principles of diversity
  • Cross-cultural competence
  • Cultural differences in dealing with conflict
Rules and Etiquette for Working with Friends and Family
  • Positive and negative aspects of working with friends and family
  • Reducing gossip
  • How to say "no" to special favors
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest
Stages of Team Development and Shaping Factors
  • Types of teams
  • Defining a team
  • Team norms
  • Parker's 12 characteristics of great teams
  • Team player types
  • The trust/relationship model
Building Team Rapport
  • Group dynamics
  • The TORI team building model
  • Beckhart's team activities
Moving From Involvement to Empowerment
  • Creative, lateral and vertical thinking
Solving Problems
  • Resolving conflict
  • Interventions for team leaders
  • SWOT analysis and developing team action plans
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