engaging your team
Team Building Workshops
A CliftonStrengths® workshop enables leaders and teams to discover their unique strengths and understand how to leverage them for personal and team success. Teams who focus on their strengths every day are:
- Six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs
- More productive both individually and in teams
- Three times as likely to say they have an excellent quality of life
The goal of a team building workshop is to help the members understand how their individual talents mesh together and how they can best be utilized to accomplish the goals of the team. We begin with an introduction to strengths-based principles and how to interpret their individual “Signature Theme Reports”.
Next, we’ll dig into how different strengths to work together and complement each other. For example, how do you balance the relationship between an Activator© whose specialty is to turn ideas into actions and a Deliberative© who wants to take time to analyse and carefully process each decision? Who is your Communicator in the group? Which team members can best be tasked with Maximizing or perfecting the team’s output?
Once the team has learned how to direct and use their talents to achieve their performance objectives, the resulting process can be used over and over to produce a similar outcome. The sky is the limit when teams are able to tap into and utilize the knowledge they’ll gain in one of our workshops!
A wide range of seminars that focus on team building is available:
- Building a Strengths-based Culture
- Team-Building Workshops
- Full-Day Workshops
- Half-Day Workshops
- Customised Workshop
How does a strengths-based workshop help your team?
Here are 4 ways in which a strengths-based team workshop can productively impact your workplace:
1. Connect leaders and their teams
When leaders know their own strengths and the strengths of their team, they can create a positive climate where strengths are harnessed and people excel. Leaders can act as climate engineers by understanding their team members’ strengths and supporting them to use them to reach goals and perform their role.
2. Improve teamwork
A focus on strengths in teams allows tasks to be allocated efficiently giving people greater flexibility in their roles. The positive emotions generated by contributing their strengths and partnering with others whose strengths are complimentary increases cooperation and helps people get things done more quickly and enthusiastically.
3. Increase diversity and inclusion
When people understand and appreciate that each person has a unique set of strengths that can be leveraged, it encourages them to value individual differences and contributions. A person who once appeared aloof or disconnected from the group can now be understood to play a vital role and may absolve others from non-preferred tasks. Appreciating strengths helps diverse teams maximise creativity and perform better.
4. Realise untapped energy and talent
When the strengths of employees are not being harnessed, there is untapped talent and energy. Organisations spend a lot of time and resources trying to improve performance and often those efforts are not intrinsically motivating for employees. How much more performance and potential can be realised collectively when each individual is playing to their authentic strengths?