Team 2015: Good to Great

Team 2015: Good to Great is a three-year initiative implemented with the organisation’s Finance Team. The overall aim of the programme is to create a high performing team, where team members proactively demonstrate high performing team behaviours, including leadership with internal and external stakeholders. Key workshops include:

Year 1:

*   Plan for Success – in which Team Purpose and Ways of Working were agreed

*   Understanding Self and Others – in which the DiSC Behavioural Styles tool was used to understand own preferences and those of others, and the impact of these

• Celebrating 2013!

Year 2:

*   Accountability and Ownership – in which accountability to self, the team and the organisation were explored

*   Team Development and Team Building – in which the Finance Management Team members (only) explored their commitment to their own development and that of their team members

• Celebrating 2014! – in which sustainability of the environment was explored and celebrated

Year 3:

*   Engaged Self, Engaged Team – the “Helping Hands” activity was used to experientially explore Martin Seligman’s model of well-being, PERMA and VIA Signature Strengths

*   Leading Change and Transitions – using William Bridges Model of Transitions to understand psychological response to change and impact of this on success of the change

*   Influencing with Impact – in which insium’s “Trade Up to Success” activity will be used to explore how to influence different stakeholders

*   Two further workshops for which content is to be determined based on organisational and team needs and market forces at the time.

Positivity and strengths-based approaches have been the foundation upon which all the workshops have been designed and delivered. In addition to the activities mentioned above, workshop methodologies have varied from appreciative inquiry to equine facilitated learning to adventure parks and more. Touch points between workshops have been instrumental to the success of this program. This program is ongoing and its success has resulted in discussion about a global roll-out of this program.