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Together Everyone Achieves More

Together Everyone Achieves More

Course Ref. 10055
No. of Days Half day
Participants 6 to 8

Target Audience

Secretaries who are new to Team Working or those who would like tips and hints on making the transition to Team Working.

Course Objectives

Develop team working capabilities
Recognise different perspectives when working in teams
Improve motivation when working in teams
Plan how to implement or improve the team concept in the workplace


Presentation, discussion in small and large groups, exercises and practical activities.

Course Contents

Welcome and introductions

Course objectives and overview

Differences between a team and a work group

  • What is a team, and what makes a good one?
  • Identifying "teams" within the firm and whether they fit the profile
  • What does being in a team mean to you?

The Zin Obelisk (team game exercise)

  • Examine the process of information sharing
  • Explore co-operation and conflict issues in groups
  • Develop team working capabilities

Recognising differing perspectives

  • Motivating yourself and others
  • Managing the transition
  • Reaching decisions by consensus
  • Recognising and dealing with conflicts

Action session

  • How can this be put into practice?
  • What needs to be done differently?

Summary and close