5 Disfunctions of a Team
Business Consulting and Team Building Services

THEY improv helps companies to think outside the box and to get new perspectives on issues that directly effect the bottom line. We can consult with your group and listen to your needs. We come at it with a mind's eye of finding the best approach for your group to better achieve your goals.

For companies that are at a point of transition, or facing internal stress, there is no better way to achieve success than to utilize improvisational techniques to bond employees and promote innovative solutions.

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5 Dysfunctions of a Team
Business Consulting Services

There are different approaches and ways to look at these. In general, though, the accepted version includes:

1) Inattention to Results - Status and Ego

2) Avoidance of Accountability - Low Standards

3) Lack of Commitment - Ambiguity of Purpose

4) Fear of Conflict - Deception for Peace

5) Absence of Trust - Invulnerability

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, the professionals at THEY improv can assist you in unique ways.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team take certain modes of behavior and bring them into focus. While the reality is usually more of a blend between the problems, they help to exemplify the challenges faced by executives and can help to challenge them to overcome these problems.

Each of these Five Dysfunctions can be attacked through the use of improvisational techniques. For example, 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.

By then 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.

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.

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.

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.

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If you would like to learn more about how THEY improv can help you with your business needs, contact:

Todd Rice
THEY improv, LLC
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(866) 219-4386