Building Productive & Profitable Teams in 21 Days or Less
Date : 12 December 2018
Time : 01 : 00 PM EST
Duration : 60 Minutes

Lyman Montgomery has over twenty-seven years of HR experience in Employee Relations dealing with workplace issues and performance management. He is also a certified LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt Trainer. Currently, he is writing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in the area of focused employee engagement and sustained performance. Lyman is the president and CEO of Focused Driven Lifestyle Coaching, LLC. He is the author of four books, two of which are bestsellers and conducts workshops and seminars at conferences all across the United States. He is currently writing his fifth book, The Focused Driven Leader: 7 Strategies to Lead Employee Engagement and Profitable Teams.

Strong teamwork is the foundation of any organization today. Team building has turned into an essential vehicle for helping employees work better together to achieve vital outcomes. The vast majority of those who have encountered positive team building activities have discussed how it profited them both as individuals, the group, and the organization regarding higher morale, efficient processes, and better communication channels.

Research conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that the best predictors of productivity were a team's energy and engagement outside formal meetings. Together those two factors explained one-third of the variations in dollar productivity among groups. Therefore, team building is a powerful vehicle for allowing people to cooperate amicably, gainfully, and successfully to achieve desired results. It gives members the aptitude and information that will build their adequacy, viability, and prolonged sustainability of the whole organization.

Since teamwork includes members collaborating with each other, it makes sense they learn in situations presented with experiential activities. The proposed program, "Dream Team Builder System" gives teams an opportunity to interact with one another, share experiences, and practice problem-solving techniques in a simulation-style environment.

Training will guide team members through the organic nature of work teams which will cover the following: the dynamics of teams, collective decision making, converting conflicts into opportunities for compromise and collaboration; and the power of focus in achieving results. This training is designed to provide practical strategies to improve performance, team-work cohesion, individual morale, inter-department collaborations, and fluid communication channels.

“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: Employee Engagement, Customer Satisfaction (Experience), and Cashflow…No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it…”  Jack Welch.

Areas Covered
  •  Discover how and why teams become dysfunctional and “poison fruit” to organizations
  •  How to leverage team members communication style to change negative group behaviors
  •  Five proven strategies to transform dysfunctional  teams into highly functional, revenue-producing units
  •  How to sustain team cohesion and interdepartmental cooperation

Course Level - Intermediate, Advance, Basic/ Fundamental

Who Should Attend

This training will benefit supervisors, managers, executives, and those affected by managing teams and employees who are dealing with distractions and co-worker conflicts.

Why Should  Attend

Dysfunctional teams and employees are a major cause of workplace distractions, which reduce productivity by as much as 40 percent or more due to employees spending valuable time, energy and resources on non-productive projects, doing busy work, and activities, which do not add value or drive revenues. For example, the lack of focus and team dysfunction have costs employers an estimated 28 billion wasted work hours a year, and close to $1 trillion to the U.S. economy.

The truth is, when you fail to get things done it is due to a lack of self-control and setting ineffective goals. It's easy to give in to distractions, interruptions, and co-worker conflict centered on a lack of respect, cooperation, and shared work ethics and values, which can result in creating a disastrous outcome for any organization or business.

Fortunately, developing self- control, listening skills, respect, and or discipline are learned and transferable skills that can turn things around if you commit, and have a willingness to change.

Self-control is rooted in your desires. This training will show you how to channel those desires and how to get others to work with you and not against you to achieve a common goal and outcome. It does require focus!  Remember, whatever you focus on will expand.

Too often, employees and managers see team goal setting as a chore that we do each year, (sales, performance, staffing) and for many, the results are lacking. A major part of getting teams focused, productive and profitable is knowing what to say “No” to at work. Here are several reasons why 88% of people and team fail at reaching organizational goals and results:

  • They are forcing you to work harder, not because you love it, but because you feel a need to set them each year
  • They might constrain and stop you from achieving other things outside of your goals
  • They might create anxiety and pressure to get all your goals done by a particular time frame
  • They might discourage you if you fail to get them done

When teams do not meet their goals, employee affected may feel the stigma of low morale, employee blaming, which can result in decrease goodwill, high legal fees due to lawsuits and governmental fines, if management has been complicated in dealing with employee complaints of harassment or group bullying, if members blame an individual for the teams failure.

Other tangible expenses that may arise due to poor management of teams, and work groups could include but are not limited to retraining costs, increase in healthcare and mental health premiums, workers compensation, wrongful discharge, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Americans With Disabilities (ADA) claims due to stress-related illnesses.

If you are involved with managing people, work groups and teams both physical and remotely, such as contractors, and volunteers then, this training will be a huge benefit to you and your staff by providing the skills, knowledge, and capabilities needed to prevent and reserves the effects of dysfunctional, non-performing teams, and transform them into your Dream Team.

Topic Background

The importance of this training is discovering how to transform dysfunctional, non-performing teams into Dream teams. Dysfunctional non-performing teams tend to be monotonous in their approach to solving problems; they may seek constant guidance and feedback before taking the initiative to get started. Many have had bad experiences with teams and fear reprimands for making mistakes; as a result, they are paralyzed with fear or will seek to follow the "tried and true" path of doing things. Creativity and efficiency is not their goal.

The majority of dysfunctional non-performing teams are overworked and lack any commitment to seeing results. Excuses, such as, "I have too much to do, then to be on another committee or team" is often uttered. The worst cases are those that tend to be super-stars or lone rangers. They prefer to work alone and see the team as a hindrance to their success.

Dysfunctional non-performing teams tend to have a high number of individuals that are suffering from burnout and mental fatigue. These may be individuals that have performed well previous but due to frequent demands are constantly asked to give more. They have a hard time saying, "No" and as a result, begin to feel overwhelmed in their ability to contribute to the team.

The objectives of the training consist of creating a high level of employee engagement and interaction among staff and management; promote the proven value of teamwork training in fostering collaboration, open communication, and cooperation, while decreasing employee and interdepartmental competition. It will also stimulate candor, commitment, and constructive exchange of ideas, principles, and strategies.

  • $149.00