The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program helps teams understand how, as a team, they score on the key components of The Five Behaviors model: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Each individual on the team will also understand their own personality style and their team members styles, based on the DiSC® model: D: Dominance, i: Influence, S: Steadiness, and C: Conscientiousness, and how their style contributes to the team’s overall success.

The program is designed exclusively for intact teams and work groups. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team harnesses the power of Everything DiSC and the clarity and simplicity of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model.

Building Trust

The first and most important dysfunction a team must learn to overcome is absence of trust. Trust is about vulnerability. Team members who trust one another can be comfortable being open, even exposed, to one another around their failures, weaknesses, even fears. Building trust takes time, but the process can be accelerated. Like a good relationship, trust must be maintained over time.

Mastering Conflict

Even among the best teams, conflict is always at least a little uncomfortable. No matter how clear everyone is that a conflict is focused on issues not personalities, it is inevitable that they will feel under some degree of personal attack.

Achieving Commitment

Teams that commit to decisions and standards do so because they know how to embrace two separate but related concepts: Buy-in and clarity. Buy-in is the achievement of honest emotional support for a decision. Clarity requires that teams avoid assumptions and ambiguity, and that they end discussions with a clear understanding about what they’ve decided upon.

Embracing Accountability

When it comes to teamwork, accountability means the willingness of team members to remind one another when they are not living up to the performance standards of the group. Direct, peer-to-peer accountability, based on the notion that peer pressure and the distaste for letting down a colleague, will motivate a team player more than any fear of authoritative punishment.

Focusing on Results

Truly cohesive teams focus obsessively on the collective results of the entire organization. They are intolerant of actions and behaviours that serve the interests of individuals but that don’t promote the common good. As a result, team members are willing to make sacrifices to drive the collective results of their team.

Facilitator’s Kit

Everything you need to successfully facilitate The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team sessions. This kit includes a USB drive installed with a Facilitator’s Guide, which includes scripted sessions and experiential activities; presentation materials; handouts; PowerPoint slides with 40+ minutes of video; and sample reports to help facilitators prepare for team sessions.

Pick and choose from a menu of informative, engaging, and memorable videos. You can use them as stand-alone footage or integrate them into an existing or customized presentation. Choose from engaging classroom style video shorts featuring Patrick Lencioni, video reenactments of modern workplace scenarios that most teams will recognize, and videos with additional tips, stories, and guidance to help facilitators better understand the five behaviors and how to work with team leaders. An optional orientation video is also available for participants to view before taking the assessment.

Also included are audio podcasts that allow you to listen to insights on each of the five behaviors, the team profile, and the Annotated Team Report.

Participant Assessment

A comprehensive, highly personalized, and accessible 36-page illustrated report that allows each person on the team, and the team as a whole, to understand how they scored on the assessment and how to interpret their individual and team results. The profile includes an introduction, a section devoted to each of the five behaviors, a summary of the team’s strengths and challenges, tips and suggestions, and a roadmap to help teams create an action plan based on their results.