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Hey there ! (Full version can be found here)Welcome to the PlusOne Dynamics newsletter.We have decided that through this forum we can engage your interest, get your feedback and ideas and provide hopefully thought provoking updates on what PoD (PlusOne Dynamics) is doing and how we might be able to help you.2012 has been an exciting year so far. Our international business development has grown through our Australasian partnership with Network Sunday which has returned great benefits for clients by engaging them in conversation with key decision makers in their target markets.  The demand for our suite of solutions through iMA Strategies, Audits and Workshopscontinues to grow.At PoD we have a real focus on building high performing teams; teams that connect and communicate effectively with each other and teams that engage effectively with their clients and stakeholders. We invite you to take a look at iMA Strategies – we are constantly getting incredible feedback on how iMA with its simple predictable framework, has literally turned around the culture of a company, has changed the way a team interacts and has lifted morale, productivity, sales and more.

We are passionate about inspiring solutions to achieve business growth and achieve real change.  We are REAL people with extensive professional backgrounds, substantial skill sets and international experience that can benefit you!

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Team Building Goals – What Are the Objectives of Team Building?

In talking to a client recently about Corporate Team Building and using our iMA Strategies and Services combined with our iMA Communication Style Questionnaire, I remembered this bookmarked post from Kate Tammemagi in Ireland. It’s important to determine and focus on the objectives and goals for building an effective team and not lose sight of the over-arching “purpose” of where the team needs to be.  Kate presents an overview of the 4 “Stages” of Team Building, presenting the ultimate goal of achieving the “High Performing Team” Stage.

At the “High Performing Team” level, team cohesion and effectiveness can be difficult to achieve, let alone maintain ongoing.  Many of our clients experience difficulty with focusing the team and taking the all important first steps to effective team building.  This is where our iMA Strategies and Services really shine!

Take a look at Kate’s ideas below and then consider taking our Free iMA Communication Style Questionnaire (it only takes 2 minutes).  Many of our clients have also found that our iMA High Performance Team Builder Workshop has been both enlightening and invaluable resulting in significantly improved Team Connectivity and Cohesiveness while allowing the team as a whole to be focused.

Grant Dickson – PlusOne Dynamics


Kate Tammemagi

Success in building high performing teams in any organisation has huge benefits for the business, its Customers, the teams and for each team member. To achieve success in team building, it is important to have a tight focus on the objectives and goals, as well as on the benefits of team building for that specific business or workplace.

The Overall Objectives
Some think this is about playing silly games, or indulging in expensive and irrelevant out of work activities. The managers or business people who believe this will quickly dismiss the concept as a total waste of money and energy. Others who have problems in their workplace with conflict in groups, poor performance or demotivated staff may see team building as positive, but as an unattainable goal. They do not have a clear understanding of team building, or, indeed of the role of leadership in achieving high performance.

Team building is a PROCESS that takes place over time. The start of the process is where there is a group of people, two or more, and a leader. The end of the process is where there is a high performing team, who are highly motivated to perform better and better, who have well-developed processes and systems to organise their workload, and who gain immense satisfaction from their shared achievements.

The overall objectives are to achieve this high performance, to develop the group through the various stages of development, until it achieves high performance. However, like any other process, there are different steps or stages, and there are quite different objectives and goals at each stage. Focussing on the RIGHT objectives at each stage, and changing your objectives as you go through the process, will help you achieve high performance.

The Objectives at Stage One – Forming
At the first stage of team building, the Forming Stage, there are very identifiable objectives and goals. These objectives MUST be achieved before the group can move on to the next stage. It is the role of the leader of the team to ensure the objectives are met.

The objectives at the Forming stage are:

  1. To bind the group, so that they get to know each other and begin having a sense of team. It is at this stage that team building activities will help bind them.
  2. To align them to their shared purpose, goals and targets
  3. To establish a positive team culture, the beliefs, values and norms of behaviour
  4. To establish the role of the leader

The Objectives at the Second Stage – Storming
Some of the initial objectives will continue through to this stage, but other goals will be introduced to develop the team further. This stage is called the Storming Stage, where members may challenge their shared purpose, the leadership or the norms of behaviour.

The objectives at this stage are:

  1. To keep them aligned to their purpose and goals
  2. To develop good working relationships between all members, giving them experience of working with different team members
  3. To nurture shared problem solving and generating new ideas
  4. To introduce processes so that they work effectively together e.g. daily huddles, flash problem solving meetings, regular state of play meetings, communication systems etc.
  5. To establish clear short term goals and methods for celebrating achievement and milestones

The Objectives at the Third Stage – Norming
When the team has worked through the Storming stage, they will have become closer, and will have a deep sense of working together to achieve their shared purpose. This stage is called the Norming Stage, where they work well together and has effective processes and systems.
To get the team to the next stage, the focus changes.

Not many teams achieve the fourth stage, the High Performing Team Stage. The reason for this generally is that they get stuck in the Norming stage. To move the team forward, the objective now is to change the focus quite dramatically.

Up to now, the idea has been that there is no ‘I’ in team. The objective is to bind the team together to achieve their shared targets. Now the objective is to get the ‘I’ back in to the Team, to hold them together, but also to develop individual excellence and specialism.

The objectives at this stage are –

  1. To increase the business knowledge, so that the team and individual members can take on more responsibility
  2. To encourage problem solving, innovation and leadership for specific projects or tasks. The leader delegates to the team, or to small project groups.
  3. To modify or change the processes so that they take on more responsibility. Team meetings reduce, team project teams increase. Leadership of projects or meetings rotates.
  4. To get the team to set its own goals

With this clarity of the ladder of team building objectives, you will have a much better chance of developing your team effectively.

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Free PlusOne Dynamics e-Book with exceptional Tips and Questions for “Building a Team that Works”

12 “Cs” of Building a Team That Works

In PlusOne Dynamics latest e-book -  "12 Cs of Building a Team that Works", you will gain valuable insight into to how you can grow and build your team using effective communication and contexts.  This FREE e-Book provide a simple "answer these questions" guide  surrounding your team, communication and connectivity.

In PlusOne Dynamics latest FREE e-book – “12 Cs of Building a Team that Works”, you will gain valuable insight into to how you can grow and build your team using effective communication and contexts. This FREE e-Book provide a simple “answer these questions” guide surrounding your team, communication and connectivity.

Answer some or all of the questions in the publication and obtain the results you’re after in your team with improved team cohesion, connectivity, communication, productivity and effectiveness.

Head over to our Download page today to obtain your FREE copy.  Click HERE to go there now.


PlusOne Dynamics iMA Human Resource Audit (iMA HR Audit)

1 Aug 12 – PoD

iMA Human Resource Audit
A fast, simple, cost effective guide to managing people the way they want to be managed.

  • Focusing on the needs the individual
  • Creating an environment where people feel valued
  • Bridging the gap between management and employees

Increase awareness as to how you can build trust, communication, co-operation,understanding and reduce stress and tension.

Providing valuable insight and an “At a Glance” guide to understanding the differences in your employees and communicating with them on their wavelength.

Management Strategy to optimise Personal and Team Performance

General Strategies:

  • Goals
  • Fears/What to avoid
  • To be more effective
  • To motivate
  • To counsel
  • How to correct
  • How to delegate
  • Behavioural summary
  • Prescriptions for Compatibility
  • How to create moments of magic
  • How to avoid moments of misery

To find out how a PlusOne Dynamics iMA Human Resource Audit can benefit your company click here for more information.