DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM

Most of our programs deal with Dysfunctions of a Team one way or another. This prospect became popularized in the book by Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. While our programs are more generalized, we can teach a class using any book if you prefer.

DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM

IMPROVING WORKPLACE CONDITIONS


With years of experience providing business consulting services, the staff of THEY improv bring their skills to solve your needs. Whether you are looking for help in achieving corporate culture change, merger or acquisition assimilation, simple team building workshops, leadership training, employee recognition, bonding, meetings and incentives or skills training, our professional staff can assist you in unique ways.

TEAM BUILDING

We provide a wide range of team building services. Work Groups function more smoothly when they see everyone as team members rather than someone from another race, religion, gender, or physically limited. We can accommodate the needs of anyone in our events and can advise where choices should be made to allow full participation. You can access that information on our Team Building Page.

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Dysfunctions of a Team take certain modes of behavior and bring them into focus. The book is very specific and categorizes people based on those categories. The reality is usually more of a blend between the problems, with each person showing aspects of each in different combinations.

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THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM
In the book, the Five Dysfunctions are broken down as Absence of Trust, Avoidence of Accountability, Fear of Conflict, Inattention to Results and Lack of Commitment. The answers, of course, are to encourage Vulnerability, Maintaining High Standards, Debate, Become Results-Oriented and Identifying Oneself With Organizational Success. Each of these Five Dysfunctions can be attacked through the use of improvisational techniques.

  1. ABSENCE OF TRUST - we also reduce the island mentality and help everyone to see how the problems of others can effect their own sphere of influence. Everything is interconnected, and while it is often a problem of employees to not see the broader picture, our exercises help to expand the understanding of employees.
  2. AVOIDANCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY - various exercises can help to provide focus and unity of purpose. They drive the group into dividing responsibilities towards a common goal. These can also be accomplished outside of a workshop session and in more entertaining modes, such as a scavenger hunt or mini-Olympiad.
  3. FEAR OF CONFLICT - Internal conflicts can be dealt with more easily as the bonds between employees are built. There is more trust and the ability to identify and deal with conflicts allows problems to stop festering and be dealt with once and for all. The goal should be, as is one of our corporate precepts, to stop problems before they become problems.
  4. INATTENTION TO RESULTS - Status and Ego can be challenged through the use of techniques to help employees be seen as human beings as opposed to job titles. This fosters more of a sense of camaraderie. By then pulling together and not worrying about internal office positioning, they focus more on the goals of the organization.
  5. LACK OF COMMITMENT - being responsible for the success of one another, the bar is raised for the whole organization. Drawing from their own needs, they are provided with a feeling of accomplishment and the mutual ability and desire to succeed.

TEAM DYSFUNCTIONS

MORE OF OUR TAKE

  • EGO - caring about yourself to the detriment of others is a problem.
  • CONFLICT - when clashing personalities result in disrupting the business.
  • APATHY - when employees do not care about the success or failure of the company.
  • DIVESTMENT - the personal feeling that the success of the company will not translate into tangible personal benefits.

You are our client! We try to take ownership of our activities and statements, but you are the one that decides on what actions should be taken. We are there to serve you and abide by your decision. Give us the opportunity to discuss how we could help make your organization more successful. There is never an obligation for a phone call.


Our facilitators have years of experience in the business world. They bring the benefits of their experience to your company. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing our various facilitators. We have standard facilitators and heavy hitters with a lot more experience depending on your needs and budget. We can come up with a plan that will match both.


We provide Business Dysfunction Consulting throughout the United States, and even beyond! Wherever you might be along the Atlantic Coast, the MidWest, the South, the West Coast, or anywhere else, we stand ready to help your group to have fun. This includes in the big cities, the suburbs, or further outside the urban areas. We do not provide the food or the venue. We come to you and help you achieve the success that your company deserves!

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WE COME TO YOU!
We work with groups that are small, medium and large. We also work with people that are in the city, the suburbs, and that are in more rural areas. It never made sense to get our own facilities. We come to a venue of your choosing and this allows you to make your own food and beverage options. In general, you want enough light to see, enough space to move around comfortably, and it should be quiet enough to hear. Everything else can be adjusted to.

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WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW

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WHAT IS THE REASON?

The first step is to determine your needs. This includes potential goals, desires and concerns. The more we know about what has already been decided can allow us to narrow the conversation to approaches that interest you.

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WHAT ARE THE DETAILS? WHERE? WHEN? HOW MANY?

We need to know the city where the event will be as well as what kind of venue might be used. A date, or date range, for when you would like to have this and what time frame you are looking for will help to determine our commitment and availability. Knowing the size of your group, though that will likely just be an estimate, will allow us to choose appropriate options and have a better feel for the resources required.

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DO YOU HAVE A BUDGET?

If you know budget limitations, that can allow us to restrict the conversations to those options that will be within your financial constraints. This works in both directions. We don't want to overbuild and propose options that can't be done. Also, we don't want to provide less than we could realizing the resources that could be made available to better achieve your goals.

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE

We want to hear from you. Call us at 866.219.4386 or email info@THEYimprov.com.

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