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Create High-Performing Teams With This Tool

High-performing teams are not luck of the draw, but they’re intentionally cultivated and shaped around shared goals and values. The Five Behaviors is a hierarchy of behaviors that when implemented, creates a team cohesion that will drive performance. Because the dynamics of a great team are largely the same, no matter your industry.

An effective team starts with a baseline of TRUST, and is one where your people can have productive debates and accountability without it destroying relationships or culture. Once you have a trusting team that can step outside their comfort zones, you can rally and motivate them around collective goals and outcomes, achieving a level of buy-in far beyond what you would have before.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team - Model Pyramid (from bottom to top): Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results

Each stage of the Five Behaviors model or pyramid makes the next stage easier. From trust, to conflict, to commitment, to accountability, working through these first four stages together will equip your people with the skills and practice to overcome challenges and ultimately align to goals, achieving the final stage: results.

One of the greatest challenges to any team is the inattention to what it takes to achieve results. Bringing together everyone’s different personalities and work styles can be a challenge, but the payoff will be well worth the investment.

Having cohesive, high-performing teams is probably one of your greatest competitive advantages as an organization, so why not make it more of a focus?

As an authorized partner for the 5Bs, I can help you apply the personal development solution to your individual employees, or we can leverage the team development solution for empowering your already intact teams to work better together.

Reach out to me today to get more details. Contact MDR

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Is Virtual Teamwork Working for Your Team?

What does it mean to be an effective team?
For many companies and teams, it seems that working remotely has taken its toll on feeling connected as a team. Without solid teamwork skills in place, people can feel out of the loop with what’s happening on their team or in their organization. Many companies are now moving their teams back into the office, causing a second big shift in the workplace environment.

For those of you with a remote or hybrid team environment, what’s been your experience lately? Do you feel connected as a team? Are you able to engage in healthy debate or have the difficult conversations required to hold one another accountable? Do you feel a sense of team cohesion?

Whether virtual teamwork will continue to stay, or your organization is transitioning back to in-office work, effective communication and connection are at the heart of successful teamwork.

We can help your organization rethink its approach to teamwork. Powered by The Five Behaviors – Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results – this training teaches participants the critical behaviors and interpersonal skills needed to work together effectively. Because ineffective teamwork is here to stay, unless as leaders we can equip our people with the skillsets they need to engage in productive behaviors and work toward common goals.

Learn more on our website: MDR: The Five Behaviors

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Success Story: Building Vulnerability-Based Trust in a Team

Rather than avoid conflict and risk creating an environment of false harmony, where there is little trust or accountability, why not work on being vulnerable as a team, admitting our weaknesses, and rising together to accomplish organizational goals?

Easier said than done, we know, but with practice, leaders can create the safe space their team needs to address any tension, have the necessary conversations, engage in productive conflict, and hold each other accountable.

Once a team discovers the high impact that vulnerability-based trust has both at work and in their daily lives, the results can be transformational. As a leader, you have the opportunity to impact your organization’s culture and its bottom line, at the same time! Because trusting teams, vulnerable teams, and accountable teams will kick ass and achieve incredible results.

These tools are relevant for any type of team. Check out this success story from Total Construction, for example.

An Australia-based construction company, Total Construction was accustomed to aggressive internal competition. The team was without a doubt talented, but trying to outperform each other caused them to underperform as a group. “As a construction company, we spend so much time building the project, but not building the team that builds the project,” said CEO Jeff Jones.

Read more of their story here: 5Bs Success Story: Total Construction

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Embracing and Leveraging Team Conflict

While you may think conflict at work is a bad thing, it is in fact a highly effective tool for cohesive teams. When teams have a foundation of trust, they are more engaged and willing to collaborate to find a way forward. Without fear of rubbing each other the wrong way, healthy, trusting teams can share opinions freely, disagree with other team members, and talk through conflicts in order to find solutions.

Conflict is a key tenet of the Five Behaviors of Cohesive Teams. Teams who have experienced The Five Behaviors report that their working environments are safer and more enjoyable, and that as a consequence of the training, employee engagement has increased along with productivity.

Rethink your teamwork approach by leveraging this model. Call or DM us to learn more: MDR: Contact Us and keep an eye out for our next free virtual showcase: MDR: The Five Behaviors Virtual Showcases

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The Truth About Team Conflict

Productive conflict is a critical characteristic of cohesive, healthy teams. Contrary to popular belief, conflict is not bad for a team. If your team engages in little to no conflict, that could be a sign of artificial harmony. Where does your team lie on the conflict continuum?

Teams that trust one another aren’t afraid of speaking up and disagreeing with one another. Recognizing that your team benefits from hearing different perspectives and entertaining opposing ideas will be a game changer for your organization.

Learn more about how The Five Behaviors can help you encourage productive conflict: MDR: The Five Behaviors

What do your teams want right now? To be seen and heard.

Be a cheerleader for your team, leaders! It’s such a simple idea, but sadly, so often overlooked.

If you’re always pushing to get results but not telling your people why they are important and acknowledging the value they are bringing to the table, you’ll miss out on one of the best and most rewarding parts of leadership!

Reach out to us about how you can reconnect and create a culture of cooperation and cohesion.

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The Five Behaviors Personal Development

We do a lot of team training using The Five Behaviors®, but guess what? It’s not just effective for building more cohesive teams.
The Five Behaviors Personal Development profile assesses an individual’s approach to teamwork.

The modern workplace is hard enough, but employees today must be flexible, socially adept, and relationship-savvy in order to navigate interpersonal challenges and achieve collective gains within and across their teams.

If you and your team think you’re already doing teamwork well, consider trying out #The5Bs. We’ve got loads of free resources, as well as virtual showcases, to get you acquainted.

Start here:
https://mdr4you.com/the-five-behaviors.html

Showcases:
https://mdronlinelearning.com/events-page/complimentary-showcase-events/unleash-the-power-of-teamwork

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The Five Behaviors Personal Development

The Five Behaviors: Accountability

Adopting effective teamwork skills, like accountability, is of utmost importance for individuals and organizations, not just because we will ultimately “team” better, but because there’s a multiplier effect of any one person’s ineffective teamwork skills.

If there’s a lack of trust then there will be a lack of accountability, and the impacts will ripple through not just a single team, but multiple, since most of us work on several teams within our organizations.

Though a potential liability, this multiplier effect can be a tremendous advantage in closing the virtual teamwork skills gap if and when employees are equipped with effective teamwork skills to benefit each team they’re on. Understanding effective teamwork skills is the first step.

Learn more through our free resources on #The5Bs: MDR: The Five Behaviors

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Accountability in Teams

The Five Behaviors Team Development

The Five Behaviors® Team Development is a powerful virtual or in-person experience which assesses an intact team’s approach to teamwork and helps team members better understand themselves and the personalities on their team, so they can effectively achieve their goals.

It all starts with The Five Behaviors assessment, which measures how the team is performing in five areas: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. If you are already familiar with Everything DiSC®, The 5Bs Team Development is an excellent next step to achieving incredible team dynamics and elevated performance.

Request your copy of the new brochure, and contact us to get started today with your teams! #MakingtheDreamworkMonday #TheFiveBehaviors

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Building More Effective Teams

The Right Framework for Transforming Teams

Even though modern workplace environments are in constant flux, the framework necessary for building truly great teams remains the same. The truth: teams rarely hit their collaborative peak and potential unconsciously.

What it takes to go from generally good productivity and results to epic cohesion as a team, is the development and practice of teamwork and relationship skills. The good news is that The Five Behaviors® Team Development as a support tool can transform your perspective and the way you team.

89% of The Five Behaviors learners say it improved their team’s effectiveness. Reach out to us or learn more here: MDR: The Five Behaviors

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