Qualities of world class teams

The best teams make success look effortless. In teams operating at optimum performance everyone is clear on their responsibilities & how they contribute to success, disagreements are constructive, and leadership is fluid with everyone capable of stepping up.

However, teams don’t reach peak performance overnight. So, how do you turn a new team into a high-performing team?

Bruce Tuckman’s model for team development is just as relevant today as it first was in 1965. All teams go through four stages of development (forming, storming, norming and performing). When you put a team together for the first time, your goal will be for them to reach performing as quickly as possible.

How we support new teams to reach peak performance

Organisations strive to support teams to hit the ground running, but few teams reach the ‘performing’ stage as quickly as their leaders would like – often getting stuck in the ‘storming’ phase.

We have over 29 years of experience in designing and delivering team development training solutions; supporting teams to rapidly improve their advancement to optimum performance.

We take development beyond typical training packages through experiential learning. Our approach is to introduce critical team development theories, models and profiling tools and then focus on providing teams with opportunities to apply the learning in a fun, engaging and practical setting. Once the task has been completed, our experienced facilitators guide the team through an honest and constructive feedback and review session that links the learning back to the workplace.

We support new teams by enhancing their understanding of:

  • Team dynamics and different personality types
  • The stages of team development
  • Building a shared vision
  • Collaboration
  • Resilience and sustaining performance

We will work closely with you to tailor the programme content, learning outcomes and experiential activities to match the needs of your organisation as well as the composition and experience levels of your team.

“GRA’s team of skilled and experienced trainers were very professional in their approach and built a great rapport with all of our managers. I’m delighted that it has had such a positive impact on our people with enhanced team performance as a result of better leadership. It has created real and tangible benefits for the business.” Greg Hoggett, Managing Director, TAG Farnborough Engineering Ltd

Get in Touch

To learn more about how GRA can support your organisation to develop high-performing teams or to book a free consultation with a member of our experienced Learning & Development team, please complete the form below, email enquiries@gra.uk.com or call 01962 779911.