At ACT One International, we’re dedicated to providing you with long-term solutions for improved workplace performance. That’s why we offer the latest and most innovative workplace training workshops and team building programs, as well as comprehensive follow-up tools to ensure that these programs are effective for your company in the long run.
If your team completed the original Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ workshop, you can refine the skills developed in that program and see the difference it’s made to the operation of your company using the follow-up progress report. If you’re interested in this progress report or any of our other follow-up tools, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Change in Team Members
If you’ve lost team members or acquired new ones, the results of your original Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ assessment may no longer be applicable. New team members bring new skills, strengths and weaknesses to a workplace, which can change the dynamic of your team. While a few new additions won’t significantly change your original assessment, a major alteration in the makeup of your team can make it difficult to track your team’s development between now and when you first took the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ workshop. It is recommended to re-take the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ assessment if there has been a change in leadership or significant change in team members.
Give It Time
Before using one of our available follow-up tools, it’s important to give your team members enough time to implement the skills they learned during the workshop. Change doesn’t happen overnight, and the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ workshop is designed to give your team members skills they can use in day-to-day interactions with one another to improve the success of your team over time.
It is recommended that you wait at least six months before using the follow-up progress report. The progress report involves an assessment similar to the one from the original workshop. If your team scores lower the second time around, don’t despair—this may mean your team members are being more honest about how they work with their colleagues. The progress report is a good way to gauge what skills from the original workshop have been successful and which skills need further development.
Improving teamwork and communication is an ongoing process. There’s no quick fix and team work strategies constantly need to be reexamined and revised to suit the changing strengths and needs of your team. For more information about the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ progress report and the other follow-up tools available from ACT One International, contact us today.
Written by Rochelle Rae