“There’s no secret sauce – the path to success lies within the team”
Team.as.One is built around this very idea. Each team has its own unique qualities and works in a specific context; they each have the ability to tackle the challenges they face. It’s all about building genuine synergy on the foundation of each member’s strengths.
Why Consider Team Development?
Changes around us are faster than ever. It is one thing to have great ideas, but what counts is being able to implement them fast and in a sustainable way. That’s why more and more organizations rely on teams to get things done. No single person has the answers to the myriad of challenges and obstacles created by the modern way of working, with increasing use of technology and the impact of globalization. Even if there was an omnipotent leader, what happens when that person is away? What does the team do? It’s time for a re-think and the re-engagement of teams to fuel the sustainability and survival of businesses.
How Does Team Development Work?
Just like Rome, you don’t build great teams in just one day. It takes time and effort to transform the way your team works and to deliver great results time after time. We typically work with teams between 3 and 6 months, or longer, based on the specific needs.
Peter has designed an effective way to develop your team. It starts with an assessment, in which the team’s productivity and synergy are measured. This assessment is the baseline from which the development is designed. Teams work on real business challenges to allow Peter to gauge how the team functions, and to identify actions to implement. It is only through actions that improvements become real.
The team then reflects on how they work together and through a process guided by Peter, identify the issues and how to deal with them, one at a time. Building on each experience in this way makes the team work together in a more productive manner at each step.
These sessions usually last from half, to a full day and are done with Peter face-to-face or virtually online.
What Are the Results?
Teams exist to deliver business results. Team Development aims to find sustainable ways for teams to work together, while successfully achieving business objectives. It’s about finding the strengths that come from the heart of the team.
See our Case Studies to learn how Team.as.One has helped teams like yours improve communications and performance.
Q: How much does a Team.as.One program cost?
A: Every team and its context is unique, so we create a unique program each time. Therefore the cost varies depending on the number of sessions required and the type of assessment done. The program design is flexible, and we always adopt our program to your time and budget constraints.
Q: How is Team.as.One different from Team Building?
A: What we do is real team building. Essentially, we help teams work on your organization’s actual priorities and discover ways in which the complex challenges can be overcome. We don’t take teams out on activities or adventure trips; we focus on nurturing team spirit, leading to greater work efficiency and sustainable business results.
Q: How long does a program last?
A: The length of the program depends on the level of development a team is in need of. An initial assessment identifies the current state in terms of team dynamics and productivity. A more dysfunctional team may need 6 months or more of coaching, whereas a team that is doing pretty well may require only 3 months of support. In any case, our service is bespoke: each program is developed specifically for the team in question.
Q: Who is Peter Cauwelier and what are his qualifications?
A: Peter has over 20 years of experience in leading teams across Asia. It is with this experience that he came across many issues and noticed a recurring theme: teams need to work better together. He also holds a number of team coaching and development certificates including: MBTI, Belbin Team Roles, Master Action Learning Coach (WIAL), Change Pro facilitator, Certified Professional Facilitator (IAF) and Certified Team Performance Coach (TCI).
Q: How do you measure team synergy and business success?
A: We measure what we call the “heart” of the team (team synergy) through anonymous questionnaires that create a measure of the team benchmarked against high-performance teams. The “hard” of the team is the concrete business performance and objectives the team delivers. The Team.as.One program will measure improvements both in the “soft” and the “hard” part of the team. You will have solid evidence that the Team.as.One program brings the results you need.
Q: Where do you hold Team.as.One sessions?
A: We work where your team works. That’s because our programs are developed around the real issues your business is facing. We can come to your premises at a time that suits your team, without the need for you all to travel to a specific location.