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High-performing teams improve productivity and efficiency and lead to increased employee engagement. When people work well together they are able to use all their varying strengths to achieve success. It takes a self-aware and effective manager to achieve this and maintain high performance. Every team is different and there are many factors that influence how a team performs over time.

This informative, engaging and practical workshop will equip managers to create and manage a high-performing team. They will develop strategies to enhance the way their team works and learn how to communicate messages to their teams in a way that motivates and inspires them. They will also learn how teams develop over time (when new people join or leave a team), how to handle team dynamics, how teams become dysfunctional and all about in-groups versus out-groups, politics and a whole lot more.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Be able to describe the characteristics and qualities of high-performing teams
  • Recognise the challenges and barriers to effective teamwork
  • Have increased understanding of team dynamics and stages of team development
  • Understand how to encourage a team to work together as a cohesive unit
  • Know how to give effective direction by translating business goals into team objectives

Please note that these outcomes are a guide only and the precise outcomes will vary with the delivery method and duration of the session.

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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

The learning solutions featured on our website can all stand on their own as high-quality and high-impact learning interventions for your team – however, they are at their best when delivered as part of a wider learning programme, helping you achieve your strategic imperatives and your people benefit from much deeper and expansive learning journeys. We work with you as consultants, collaborators and design partners to establish learning outcomes and create the perfect programme - below is an example of what your people’s learning journey might look like.


Overall scope of programme agreed with client
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
In-between work: on-the-job assignments
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Facilitated learning group sessions (group coaching)
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Programme closing session – a celebration of success
Continuous learning support, virtual or face-to-face

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