Tel: 0844 394 8877
Working in remote teams creates all kinds of (i) psychological pressures and (ii) opportunities for miscommunications, that occur to a much lesser extent in the ‘face to face’ environment. Effective teams, therefore, make a concerted effort to both take care of each other's well-being and communicate in an 'open', honest manner.
This Remote Workshop helps teams to do just that! It is based around delegates completing a psychometric inventory - the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) - in advance of a live Zoom Workshop, and then using the results to discuss how to improve team effectiveness.
The SDI is based on more than 30 years of research by psychologist Elias H Porter; it identifies four basic motivations that drive behaviours and influence how people work together. People who have different core values can find each other puzzling, and (depending on the context) may perceive their colleagues' behaviour as either intriguing or irritating. The SDI provides an effective means for understanding these differences so that both individual interpersonal relationships, and working together in a group, are energising, productive and gratifying.
By attending this highly interactive and practical half-day teambuilding course you will:
This half-day Remote Workshop is an on-line workshop and is ideal for existing teams of all types and all levels including: senior executive teams; departmental teams; project teams, sales teams, account manager groups and business partner forums.
This teambuilding event is based on a personal and group assessment of participants’ answers to the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI). This psychometric inventory, based on over 30 years of research, is accessed on-line and takes about thirty minutes to complete. The participants must complete the SDI in advance of the live training. The results are available immediately and delegates should review their feedback before the start of the session.
Gaining an appreciation of what drives our behaviour and how that can be very different from what motivates other people.
Understanding how our motivations change under pressure and how to manage conflict more effectively. Also, how to spot when co-workers are under stress, and to think about what might be done to support them.
In SDI theory a "strength" is a behaviour that comes from a Core Value and that is used with integrity and proportion. In contrast, a "weakness" is when the behaviour is used without integrity and proportion. For example, 'self-confidence' is a typical "strength" of people who like to lead, but overdone this self-assurance can turn into 'arrogance.' Learning to develop the strengths and minimise the weaknesses of the team as a whole is a key factor in developing good morale and high performance.
Taking the individual SDI profiles and plotting them on a ‘master map’, so that the spread of personality types and the likely interactions, work preferences, and potential tensions can be analysed and discussed.
Effective teams work hard to ensure that there is a common (and agreed) set of values or ‘team rules’ in place, so that all the team members understand how they should behave in the group setting. This process is greatly enhanced by relating individual ‘rules’ to the SDI principles to ensure a psychological balance in the way that things are prioritised.
Discussing how to implement the learning from the workshop into our 'day to day' team interactions.
This programme is delivered in a remote format.
Where appropriate, we conduct interviews and facilitate focus groups to gather information with which to write bespoke case studies that precisely reflect the culture and work environment of the participants.
Feedback is based upon peer reviews using Boulden Assessment Checklists. Completing the Boulden Assessment Checklists is not only valuable to the people involved in a given case study, it also helps those completing them to gain an in-depth understanding of skills used by communicators who demonstrate impact and presence.
The workshop can be followed by a 3/4-month-long group coaching activity (using the Action Learning Philosophy). This involves delegates trying out the skills from the workshop in real life situations and getting support and guidance from their peers and the consultant as they do so. If this option is selected there is a Closure Workshop at the end of the coaching phase where delegates present how they have applied the techniques learned on the course into their daily work routine (using the Most Significant Change methodology).
All of our workshops can be delivered as Remote Training via e-learning modules plus Zoom based virtual workshops. Please see our Virtual Training page for more information.
Further information on this course is available by contacting
Boulden Management Consultants:
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Tel: 0844 394 8877