The 10 Foundations of Team


In order to have successful organizations you need to have successful teams. In this interactive and thought-provoking training seminar, we allow teams to discuss and examine what it means to really be a successful team and to perform at the highest level.


  • To learn the importance of working together as a highly effective team

  • To discuss and understand the value of mission vision and values

  • To understand the link between company goals and team goals

  • To discuss and learn behavioral standards and to apply them to a team environment

  • To understand how to develop and discuss a team contract to influence team interaction long-term

Program Outline:

Mission vision and values

In the first part of this program we talk about the importance of an organizations mission vision and values, and how having those influence how a team will operate. Once we’ve talked about mission vision and values, we discuss the importance of developing a team mission’s vision and values, which are aligned with the company’s mission vision and values.

Company goals/team goals

Research indicates that less than 3% of the population has clearly articulated goals in their personal life. If that is true, then it’s also possible that they may not have clearly articulated goals in their professional life. In this part of the program we talk about the importance of a team developing team goals that are aligned with the company or organizational goals.

Defining team guidelines

If we look at the qualities of any successful team, we see that one of the reasons why they are successful they have taken the time to define what the guidelines are for the team in terms of how the team is going to interrelate with each other individually and as a group. In a thought-provoking exercise, we asked people to start drafting versions of team guidelines that can be used in the future.

Behavioral standards

In this portion of the program, we talk about the importance of having behavioral standards, which is a mark of world-class organizations. We also review the three kinds of standards that make it much easier to account for, measure, and identify.

The list

In this part of the program we asked the team to have an in-depth discussion about what they should do, what they should not do and what they could continue doing. This is a conversation that many teams have never had and results in people realizing that they need to communicate this on a regular basis with the team.

Team contract

We wrap up our session by having people develop a team contract, which is simply a document of agreement that everyone on the team will work on and abide by, which defines how teams and team members will interact with each other.

Action Plans

We wrap up the session by asking each person to create a comprehensive action plan on how they are going to apply what they have learned.


  • Option #1: Full day program

  • Option #2: (2) webinars

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