The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team 

The inner workings of a corporate team are extremely important. From teamwork to trust to collaboration, it is imperative that companies are able to work together honestly and successfully. Essex Woods facilitator Adrian Wilkins is proud to be an authorized partner of Patrick Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team training model. As an authorized partner, we teach and incorporate these methods and training into our company outings and corporate retreat activities. Follow along as we review the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and why they are crucial for your business. 

Level One: Trust

Trust must be present to have a cohesive, functional team. Without trust, team members are less likely to be honest and open about mistakes or ask for help. Concealed mistakes and lack of assistance can lead to a broken relationship between team members. It can also lead to burnout much quicker. Having trust within your team creates an environment that allows people to be honest and open. People will be honest about their current state of work and will reach out for help when necessary. 

Level Two: Conflict

Fear of conflict within teams also causes members to be less honest and fearful of debate. Each team member brings a different perspective based on aspects like age, ethnicity, education, and race. Controversial yet important topics may be avoided when there is fear of conflict. It is important that there is enough trust within your team that you can bring up topics that you want to avoid but that are important to discuss. When there is trust within a team, you are able to engage in conflict around ideas without the fear of getting in trouble or being ostracized. 

Level Three: Commitment 

Lack of commitment can stem from various reasons within a team. When deadlines are unclear, or there is constant hesitation, a lack of commitment among team members will follow. When the direction is clear, and you are able to get everyone involved on the same page, they will be more likely to commit to their work. 

Level Four: Accountability

When a team lacks accountability, it leads to resentment, poor work, and burdened leaders. When the team is committed to the same goals and has a clear plan of action, members become more willing to hold themselves and others accountable. 

Level Five: Results

In order to achieve the best results from your team, all four levels of a cohesive team must be achieved. When there is trust, no fear of conflict, commitment, and accountability within a team, you will be sure to achieve your goals and have a healthy team. 

Contact Essex Woods Today

Essex Woods is committed to providing intuitive and successful company outings and corporate meetings to best achieve each step of this method. Our facilitators are experts in teamwork and provide specialized training and activities at our center to help your team become the best they can be. For more information or to book your next outing day, give us a call or fill out our online contact form!

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