Developing Yourself as an Effective Team Member

Self Development Training

Developing Yourself As An Effective Team Member: Be inspired to reach your full potential as an individual and team member by developing new tools to communicate, understand, interact and engage in a diverse workplace.

Increased productivity, job satisfaction and better communication the results.

  • Understand why team building is important
  • Learn to identify the different types of teams & develop different strategies for leading them
  • Learn to manage the stages of team development using the Tuckman Model
  • Identify the strengths of having a range of skills, knowledge and diversity in the team –Belbin Model
  • Look at the characteristics and processes of becoming a successful team
  • Team leader characteristics, looking at the crucial role of the leader
  • Communication in teams and how to make it effective;
  • Setting team targets and individual targets and making them SMART
  • Motivate the team to improve performance in the workplace
  • Understand the value of feedback in the workplace

Topic Review

An increasing number of organisations are relying on teams – project teams, product development teams, virtual teams, and autonomous working teams to compete in a rapidly changing domestic and global market. The reason for this is the ability of teams to perform at high levels and adapt quickly to escalating demands. Hence in today’s professional environment, more than ever, there is great emphasis placed on team leadership skills, team communication skills and team management styles.

Through this interactive course, participants will learn the concepts of what makes up a team, and  how to develop a successful team and team member. They will learn how to develop different strategies for leading diverse teams, to understand the stages of team development, the need to motivate teams while gaining tools and techniques ensuring effective, productive and successful outcomes for the individual and the organization.

Team effectiveness is enhanced by a team’s commitment to reflect and perform on-going evaluation. In addition to evaluating accomplishments in terms of meeting specific goals, for teams to be high-performing it is essential for them to understand their development as a team, their communication, leadership and management skills are essential to maintain the development and co-hesion of the group.

Learning Style

We use a number of interactive training methods including role-play, video, audio, workshops, individual and group exercises as examples to enhance the learning process.

Course Overview

  • Difference between Groups & Teams
    • Accountability
    • Decision making, problem solving and planning
    • Team goals
    • The collective
    • Rotating Responsibility
    • Purpose and approach
  • Behaviours and characteristics of successful teams
    • Active participation
    • Solution orientation
    • Building trust
    • Building initiative
    • Team Culture
  • Stages of team development – Tuckman
    • Forming
    • Storming
    • Norming
    • Performing
    • Adjourning
  • Belbin team role development
    • Action
      • Shaper
      • Implementer
      • Completer-Finisher
    • People
      • Coordinator
      • Team Worker
      • Resource Investigator
    • Thought
      • Plant
      • Monitor-Evaluator
      • Specialist
  • Common sense of purpose and direction – Vision
    • Clear direction
    • Building support
    • Team structure and your part
    • Empowering decision making
  • Motivation, engagement & commitment
    • Conscious and unconscious motivations
    • Push and pull
    • Self-control
    • Rational thinking
    • Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs
    • Approach vs Avoidance

Course Overview

  • The importance of feedback
  • Overall team performance
    • Workgroups and Teams
    • Benefits of Team-Working
    • High Performing Teams
    • Group Activity – Build a Tower
  • Building a Team
    • Individual Team Role Preferences
    • Common Sense of Purpose
    • Connecting the Team
    • Professional Development
  • Benefits of Effective Teams
    • Professional Development
    • Team Benefits
    • Professional Development
    • Organisation Benefits
    • Aligning Needs and Goals
  • Motivational Theories
    • MacGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y
    • Motivational Needs – Hertzberg
    • Vroom’s Expectancy Theory
    • Intrinsic and Extrinsic
  • Motivational Factors
    • Intrinsic Motivation
    • Job Diagnostic Model
  • Communication
    • Active listening
    • Meetings
    • Follow up communication
    • Reporting

Further Course Overview

  • Understanding Conflicts
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Self-awareness,
  • Business awareness
  • Diversity
  • Experience


  • Conflict Resolution
    • Win-win approach.
    • Empathy,
    • Managing emotions
    • Willingness to resolve situations
    • Options for resolution.
    • Negotiation and influence
    • Beyond the resolution
  • Personal Development
    • Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    • Knowing self
    • Direction
    • Internal Motivations
    • Commitment to continuous development

Group Activity – Theory into Practice