Being curious to get more clarity on what a resilient team looks like I asked a number of my colleagues who regularly facilitate team development and coach teams this question and here is what they answered.
In most countries the pandemic restrictions are now being eased to facilitate economic activity and work. It has been an unprecedented few months with some industries at a complete standstill, some doing work arounds and being inventive to keep functioning and some thriving are at least experiencing a surge in demand.
For most teams it is a challenge to regularly take time out from the daily demands to reflect on how effective we are being as a team. Many team leaders and team members are time pressed and just getting the team discussions and tasks done consumes the available time. We do need to make a point of reviewing how we are performing as a team.
Part of our work at PPI involves designing and facilitating team building sessions. Such sessions can consist of highly structured and content rich sessions that explore the characteristics of high performance and tackling dysfunctional teams. Typically these sessions will utilize a range of experiential exercises and combine them with a range of inputs that will include team leadership styles, decision-making approaches, multi-cultural issues and team members influencing strategies.