WORKING THROUGH CONFLICT SERIES
Good people working together doesn't always generate good results. In 2006, Canada assembled 23 of the nation's best hockey players to go for Olympic gold. Each highly skilled, each highly motivated, each understanding the ultimate goal. They were humiliated, placing seventh in a field of eight teams. What happened? They failed to be a team.
The most successful groups – whether they are sports teams, NGOs, executive boards or any group of people who need to work together – have certain things in common. They trust each other. They communicate clearly and respectfully. They make room for each other and allow a healthy exchange of ideas. They know how to work through the inevitable conflicts that arise along the way. They hold themselves accountable. They seek to appreciate and understand each member of the group – what makes them tick, what they bring to the group and where they need support. They build on each others' strengths, they respect each others' values, they become greater than the sum of their parts. They share a vision and they produce great work.
When work teams aren't working, Working Better Together helps the participants identify the underlying causes of the problem, then determine how to work positively and constructively together by building trust, improving communication, working through conflict, developing a new appreciation of each other and creating a plan for keeping it together. This session uses the concepts & tools in Sessions I & II and includes personalized coaching through the team's issues.
* This session is intended for intact work teams.
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"Barbara is an expert adult education designer and facilitator in areas of conflict resolution and leadership. Keys to her success are in-depth research to meet specific training needs of her clients, meticulous education design according to those needs and expert interactive facilitation. Participants leave her training with enhanced perspectives along with a deeper understanding of team work."