A large variety of tools is available to you. Each is grounded in long-term quantitative research that has shown them to be both reliable and valid. Further, Dr. Lacey uses these because they have been comfortably embraced by executives and their teams, i.e., because they are effective.
Here are some of the most effective teambuilding tools employed by Dr. Lacey:
- Best Practices of Successful Meetings
- Disc and Effective Teams
- FIRO-B – Fundamental Interpersonal Relationship Orientation
- Five Dysfunctions of a Team or Five Functions of Team
- High Performance Teams
- Norm Mapping
- OCAI – Organization Culture Assessment Instrument
- Team Effectiveness Model
- Team Effectiveness Questionnaire
- Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
- Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development
Much can be accomplished in a two day retreat, particularly if the focus is on the team itself. If business goals, strategy and systems change are included more days are needed. If interpersonal skills need upgrading more days will be needed.
Your company is not only sensitive to your behavior, it is also watching your team. When you and your team are aligned, your people feel secure and can commit fully to doing their jobs—they often will need little supervision. Coming to a shared point of view takes dedication and courage of your team members. Once achieved large system change is inevitable.
Your venue helps determine the quality of the teambuilding experience. It is usually best to do off-site from the workplace, but on-site can work well too. Goals and outcomes also contribute to the venue choice. Dr. Lacey will help you determine the most appropriate and effective venue for teambuilding.