What are the characteristics of a “good team?”

That’s a question I’ve been asked time and time again and deciding how to answer that question requires a fundamental understanding of interpersonal relations, utilization of talent, and functional team structure.

More often than the not, the first words to come to mind when answering that question is “effective communication,” “excellent collaboration,” and “everyone understands their role within the team.” Yes, each response is correct, but so much more is required to build a “good team.” More important than knowing how to answer that question is the answer to the question, “How does one develop and manage a “good team?”

‘The Behaviors of a Cohesive Team’ is a model based on Patrick Lencioni’s book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.” Following the completion of the book, Wiley and the Patrick Lencioni re-partnered and created a positive take on the book, composing “The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.” This book provided fresh, positive answers to questions about idealistic actions and engagement within the workplace. Included in this team building model is the Everything DiSC Assessment.

After a team takes the DiSC Assessment, team members are asked to answer additional pre-determined questions about team views and roles. Responses from team members get compiled in a detailed report while teams become acquainted with The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team model. The Everything DiSC Assessment and the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team model are used in tandem to gain a better understanding of what tools can be used to mature a team into a truly functional, truly cohesive team, which is known to achieve and receive desired results.

The assessment-based learning experience provides organizations and individuals with a unique opportunity. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team helps to build a coherent and efficient team in a fashion that’s competent, approachable and capable. The assessment brings teams together, and teams learn to hold one another accountable, focus on achieving collective results, commit to decisions, engage in conflict around ideas and trust one another.

The Michael E. Parker team became an Authorized Partner of the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team because we’ve seen the results. To learn more about The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team visit www.valuecenteredsolutions.com.