The Seven CORNERSTONES of Teamwork

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What Happens

The session begins with an introduction to The Seven CORNERSTONES of Teamwork, a diagnostic tool that bridges the gap between team concept and team practice. Through various methods, including group and individual exercises, participants discuss and practice using the team principles of the CORNERSTONES.

Following this foundation, participants take part in various experiential programs that provide opportunities for them to apply the principles of teamwork.  In the first experience, Fira Tora, the objective for the team is to create and test an intricate transportation network that will preserve the ancient and pristine environment that surrounds the island. By applying the principles of The CORNERSTONES, their role is to test the system to ensure efficiency, quality and safety.

The Key Learnings

  • Discover and understand team principles
  • Effectively use The CORNERSTONES to improve team behavior
  • Successfully facilitate open team communication
  • Promote and practice effective teamwork to improve results
  • Establish a common language for diagnosing team effectiveness
  • Understand individual impact on team goals and results

Applying the Spark

In the final portion of the program, participants consider their personal strengths and areas for improvement around each of the CORNERSTONES and put together their own Applying the Spark, a 90-day implementation plan. This plan considers the current team skills of the participant and the desired skills and practices around their team at the end of the 90-day period. Specific, time-bound steps are identified to close the gap. This plan is shared with the participant’s leader within 5 days of the training once the participant is back on the job.

Practical Information

  • The ideal audience: all levels – from individual contributor to executive level, intact work teams and project teams
  • Timeframe: 4 – 8 hours
  • For group sizes that range from 6 to 25 or more participants