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Teamwork is the ultimate competitive advantage because it is so powerful and so rare. High-functioning teams result in outstanding results, both for your department and organization. Patrick Lencioni, New York Times best-selling author of The 5 Dysfunctions of a Teamhas taken the wisdom from his book and turned it into a course that partners with a world-class assessment, to turn out employees who are really ready to work as a team. This course is jargon-free, down-to-earth, and provides practical takeaways that can be put to work right away.

What Are The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team?

Based on the bestselling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a model and development program that guides intact teams through a journey to improve in five areas that are key to productive team dynamics: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability and Results.

Cohesive Teams: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage1. Trust One Another

Brene Brown, in her famous TED speech, showed the world the power of vulnerability. Now the workplace is putting vulnerability into action. In the words of Patrick Lencioni, “Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to build that is by overoming our need for invulnerability.”

2. Engage in Conflict Around Ideas

Members of teams who trust one another engage in honest conflict. Healthy conflict based ona trusting relationship leads to new ideas and more productivity. When team members trust each other enough to disagree, they find the best anders, discover the truth, and improve their personal effectiveness.

3. Commit to Decisions

Commitment comes from personal “buy-in” of an idea. If team members are able to offer ideas, opinions, and have healthy debates, they will be more likely to commit to decisions.

4. Become Accountable to One Another

Personal accountability and peer accountability strengthen the power of the team, because everyone is ready to give 110%, and be held accountable. Teams that gain commitment to decisions and standards of performance do not hesitate to hold one another accountable for adhering to those decisions and standards. They also don’t rely on the team leader as the primary source of accountability.

5. Focus on Achieving Collective Results

Team members who trust one another, engage in conflict around ideas, gain commitment to decisions, and hold one another accountable are more likely to set aside their individual needs and agendas and focus on achieving collective results. They do not give in to the temptations to place their departments, career aspirations, or ego-driven status ahead of the collective results that define team success. We are so excited about this new program that we are traveling to 11 cities this summer to provide a 1/2 day of learning to our colleagues and clients. It includes continental breakfast and lunch, the latest industry research, and information about how Patrick Lencioni’s teachings are being put to work in the real world.

We are so excited about this new program that we are traveling to 11 cities this summer to provide a 1/2 day of learning to our colleagues and clients. 

Best of all, EDSI is covering the fees, so it is a completely risk-free, enjoyable way to make sure you are staying on the cutting edge of employee development trends. 

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at: or 800-282-3374. We look forward to seeing you there!

Employee Development Systems (EDSI) is a mission-driven company. We know that we can increase engagement, impact, and productivity with our hallmark programs. We invite you to learn more about our programs and connect with us. 

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