When thinking about maximizing team success, it’s not so much about predicting the who than it is about optimizing the how. That’s why Birkman believes that leaders can optimize how teams work together by understanding and appreciating one anothers’ personalities and by leveraging the power of Purpose, Clarity, and Psychological Safety.
High-Performing Teams: Building The Foundation
is a Birkman workshop geared towards guiding in-tact teams to create the foundation for high-performance. Throughout this workshop, participants will explore three core aspects of The Birkman Method—Usual Behavior, Interests, and Needs—both at an individual and team level. Throughout this workshop, participants will explore three core aspects of The Birkman Method—Usual Behavior, Interests, and Needs—both at an individual and team level.
HPT is a Birkman solution-first product that sits alongside the Birkman Signature Suite. Solution-first products are geared toward a specific application and outcome, and use Birkman as a tool to drive the desired end goal. This product is geared towards guiding intact teams toward creating the foundation for high-performance in the workplace. This product does not require Birkman Signature Certification.
Three Pillars of High-Performing Teams
We know that if a team is missing any of these three pillars, it’s almost destined to fail. Purpose, Clarity, and Psychological Safety are essential elements that address the interpersonal and tactical ways that high-performing teams intentionally work together.
We’ve distilled the research down to three easy-to-remember pillars and built our team building workshop around these concepts to ensure your team has the foundation for success.
High-performing teams are driven by a common Purpose and continuously work to create an environment of Clarity and Psychological Safety. High-Performing Teams: Building the Foundation uses these three pillars to help teams, and the individuals within those teams, assess their strengths and opportunities for growth.
Throughout the workshop, participants will explore three core aspects of The Birkman Method—Usual Behavior, Interests, and Needs—both at an individual and team level. Participants will find customized information based on their responses to the Birkman questionnaire, as well as information that reflects their team as a whole.
This approach lays the foundation for creating awareness and appreciation of different personalities in the workplace, resulting in stronger, more productive teams. In the final exercise, teams are tasked with assimilating the most significant information discovered in the workshop to create an action plan with specific objectives targeted towards enhancing team performance.
Why Your Team Needs Our Program
Greater focus and alignment create clarity around roles and responsibilities
Virtual or in-person teams with a shared purpose increase motivation and results
Leveraging all perspectives and diverse skills improves the team’s performance
Communication, transparency and trust helps teams work through challenges together
Tips for self-management that increase emotional intelligence and help improve collaboration
Develop action plans to immediately start improving team performance
Key Features and Highlights
Teams build three critical elements for success: Purpose, Clarity and Psychological Safety
Custom workbooks with individual and team data integrated throughout 20+ reflection questions and activities
Ability to deliver this team coaching program to remote or in-person teams
Understanding of individual and team strengths, overused strengths, motivators, and expectations
8-hour, turnkey workshop for organizations to implement with in-tact teams
Action plan to create the operational stability needed for teams to solve complex problems
This Product Includes:
- Up to 8-hours of content that can be delivered in one full day or in several smaller sessions
- Personalized participant workbooks. These workbooks are:
Custom to each participant and include their individual and team Birkman data
Individual data: 3 Usual Behaviors, 10 Interests, Motivational Focus, 3 Needs
Team data: 3 Usual Behaviors, Team Top Motivators, 3 Needs
- Digitally accessible with options to print
A workshop presentation that acts as a facilitation prompt and supplemental aid to guide participants through the session
- A comprehensive Facilitator Guide that includes the relevant information an individual would need to conduct the workshop
- Thought leadership on how to create the foundation for high-performing teams
- Action planning to help create the operational stability needed for teams to solve complex problems
- Over 20+ activities and discussions that create the opportunity for productive conversation
- Ability to deliver for in-person or remote teams as well as in one full day or over several learning sessions