Building High Performing Teams

Purpose and Overview

The reasons that a business or corporation may need team building training often centers around communication problems – these problems may occur between employees, between managers or leaders, between management and staff, or between departments and divisions.

Signs of a need to build better performing teams include conflict, lack of productivity, lack of understanding of team member differences (e.g., engineers and sales executives on the same team), declining work quality, dissatisfaction, high job turnover, change of management, restructuring, and different personal management styles, just to name some.

In this executive training program, which is fully grounded in academic knowledge and proven research about how teams achieve success, you will learn how to build high performance teams.

Learning from Ph.D.s in the field of communication and psychology, we draw upon theories of management, persuasion, psychology, and small group communication which are proven to work for creating success.  We apply these essential principles clearly and efficiently, to make your teams perform at the highest possible level.

Structure and Goals

The McCann Group’s team building program is custom designed to address your specific challenges, problems and concerns for individuals at all levels within your organization.  In other words, if you request us to do so, we will analyze your own company’s team challenges as we work with you to build high performing teams.

Through assessments and in-class exercises, our team will analyze individuals’ work and leadership styles and provide methods for facilitating high performing teams.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Design a team according to specific requirements/tasks
  • Improve communication among team members
  • Understand personal leadership styles
  • Recognize when and how to adjust leadership styles for the betterment of the team
  • Build trust and team accountability
  • Make the workplace more enjoyable
  • Motivate a team
  • Identify common challenges that teams face
  • Get the team to better know and understand each other
  • Get everyone “onto the same page,” including goal setting
  • Incorporate team self-regulation strategies
  • Help participants learn more about themselves (strengths and weaknesses)
  • Identify and best utilize the strengths of team members
  • Improve team productivity
  • Practice effective collaboration with team members
  • Learn why conflict rises and ways to manage conflict
  • Learn effective methods for facilitating and managing teams
  • Learn the essential qualities of an effective team leader
  • Be able to identify what makes teams effective
  • Learn how to build team trust and confidence in team members
  • Learn to define team vision and goals
  • Experience building clear team guidelines
  • Learn how to assess skill sets and the importance of roles
  • Learn how to establish elements tasks and accountability
  • Develop skills and abilities for creating and managing change
  • Understand how to move team members to productive action
  • Use insights in emotional stability, extraversion, openness, self esteem, affiliation and other behavioral concepts to form, run and participate in high performance teams.


For companies and groups, we offer 1-day sessions, 2-day sessions, and extended, multiple day sessions.  Training is conducted either on-site or off-site, depending on your preference.

Programs can be combined with other programs, or offered on their own.

Programs can be adjusted to your particular needs.

For individuals and small groups, we also offer private coaching services.

For information about the video version of this program, please contact us.