The design of a team building intervention model is dependent upon the organizational
context and the purpose of the work teams. Several options are available. We have
included two samples for your consideration.
Module #1: Half-Day Data Sharing Session
Conduct one-on-one interviews with the client and team members.
Hold a team meeting to provide feedback on the one-on-one interviews.
Develop action plans designed to deal with the issues raised, themes
presented and problems identified by setting dates and times for follow-
up meeting, and assigning action items.
Various exercises in this manual can be used to support this model. For example, Activity
29, Team Building Interview Guide, would be useful in Step 1.
Module #2: Full-Day Session on Mission, Purpose and Vision
This model is used to help clarify mission, purpose, or to create a new
vision for teams. Again, Step 1 is a data gathering phase intended to
uncover the mission, purpose, and/or clarify the vision of the team.
Using one of the activities in this manual, write a mission or purpose
statement or conduct a visioning exercise. See, for example, Activity
24, Creating a Team Mission, and Activity 30, Visioning a Vision.
Conduct a focus group regarding the product of Step 2 for feedback.
Build an action plan to implement the product of Step 3.
Establish follow-up plans, dates, and times.
The model presented in Module #2 can be modified for such topics as role clarification,
team development, problem solving, or conflict resolution. The key to successfully using
these activities is an understanding that they are vehicles for improving performance and
increasing the ability of the teams to be self-directed and self-renewing.