Liam Healy & Associates

chartered occupational psychologists

Open Team Training

We provide generic Open Team Training Programmes for our clients.  These are workshop based, with the emphasis is on furnishing  a new or existing team with the up to date  knowledge and skills required for effective team functioning.

The  Open Team Training Program is flexible, non-confrontational and does not involve the establishment of any baseline indictor of team performance. It is a useful way of ensuring that your team's knowledge and skills are up to scratch without implying that any problem exists with the team's current performance.

This is ideal for new teams who need some forewarning of the problems they may run into, how to spot them, and how to prevent and deal with them. It is also a useful 'heads-up' for established teams, and very useful training for prospective or current team leaders. 

Some elements of the programme are only really suitable for high level teams with strategic decision making authority.

At the client's request we can cover some or all of the following areas:

  • Barriers to effective team performance e.g. groupthink, polarization, conformity.
  • Setting team goals and objectives.
  • Group problem solving and decision making.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Pro-activity and initiative.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Team member feedback and development.
  • Coaching and support.
  • Information sharing and communication.
  • The structural and cultural characteristics of teams.
  • Forming and developing an effective team.
  • The role of individual differences in the team.
  • Team leadership skills.
  • Bargaining and negotiation.
  • Project Management.
  • Risk Analysis and Management.

We can provide any custom combination of the above topics, and to any depth.

If you have a team which is experiencing problems, and you feel you may need direct intervention and support, please read Team Assessment - Dysfunction Intervention