Developing Your Team Activities and Resources

Have you ever wondered how;

  • you could run more effective team meetings
  • to resolve team conflict
  • to run your own development session with your team. Encouraging great teamwork
  • to develop team morale and have a positive impact on productivity and relationships

Below you will find a number of resources and tools designed to address these areas. They can help you take the lead in the development of your team, without the need to call on outside help.

If the activities don't quite have the right impact, or you need more support around how to use the resources contact HR Direct via the Contact Us page.

Foundation - First Steps

Creating the Right Environment. How to create the right environment when using any of these activities and resources

The Team as an Iceberg. Explores the reasoning why 'invisible' work is just as important as 'visible' work 

Relationships and Team Dynamics. Outlines the importance of the working relationship in securing the ‘buy in’ of the team

Team Working

Let's agree how we are going to work together. A document to advise how to support team engagement

What are we here for? A shared purpose. How to give the team the opportunity to express their feelings

How to form a team and keep it developing. To raise awareness of the different stages of developing a team 

Why does this team exist? How to ensure the team has a shared view of its purpose

Developing a Team Charter. How to know and understand the characteristics that make a team effective.

Managing Time Effectively. Helps to assess how much time the team spends on their primary duties and achieving their key results

Communication Styles. Demonstrates different styles of speaking and conversation handling

Creative Thinking. Demonstrates there is more than one way of approaching problem solving

Team Climate. A chance for the team to examine its working climate and to prepare an action plan for improving it. 

Create Effective Teams. A chance for teams to identify what they are good at and further identify areas for improvement 

Vibrant Values. NHSBT's behaviours that link to the Core Framework

Perfect Day 10 out of 10. What factors would make a team the best it could be?

Merrill and Reid Behavioural Styles. Workbook to understand and determine behaviour styles

Merrill and Reid Behavioural Styles. Presentation on how to understand and determine behaviour styles

Conflict in the Team

Relationships and Team Dynamics. Understand the impact of teamwork and team dynamics

You’ve Been Called Out for a Microaggression. What Do You Do? - How to respond when a colleague calls you out for committing a microaggression

Let's agree how we are Going to Work Together. Helping the team and manager to define the relationship they will have during training sessions.

How to give and receive feedback. How to practice giving and receiving effective feedback. This supports improving colleagues and team performance.

Conflict Styles. Introducing different conflict styles. This is identified in the work of Thomas Kilman

Team Meetings

How to have a Great Team Meeting. How to support you to hold effective Team meetings

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Solving Problems Creatively. The key ingredients required for creative problem solving

Solutions and Actions. Showing a team how they can improve their ability, to produce lasting solutions to problems

Reaching an Agreement. How to raise awareness of the power an effective team can bring to any decision making process

Living with Change

Supporting the Team Through Change. To support techniques to help achieve change in any aspect of a person or teams job, career or personal life.