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Teams – realising the potential of teamwork in the workplace

Teams don’t just happen – they need to be built!

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Teams teamwork in the workplaceTeams matter. On this page you’ll find our teamwork articles, tips, tools, activities and resources on the art and science of leading teams.

Releasing your team’s potential to perform isn’t always easy. So we’re here to help. In these pages we examine what makes teams more effective. We explain teamwork theories, provide helpful tips and tools, and post links to other useful resources.

Teams don’t just happen they need to be built!

We have delivered team leadership and team development to managers and leaders across a wide range of organisations. It means we have gained crucial experience about what works and what helps. It is from this background of good practice that we have now developed a comprehensive set of resources to help leaders get their teams performing.

Many team development models provide nice and neat steps and stages, but say little about the messy context of the workplace where teams are often stuck, or bogged down in problems. We have developed our resources to help you get a new team performing quickly, equip you to take over an existing team and crucially to identify and rectify team problems and revitalise teams that seem stuck.

You’ll find advice, tips, tools and new models you won’t find elsewhere, all designed to really make teamwork work.

Why not take a look at this great range of e-guides before you read on. The complete set is now available at half price! You can find out about the complete teams bundle in our team building activities article.


In addition to general articles and tips, this section contains three, information-packed mini-series:

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Teams are too important to let them develop by accident so use these pages to help you find out how to build teams that perform. Whatever your position, whether you are:

  • Starting a new team,
  • Taking over an existing one,
  • Feel you have a team that is stuck
  • Want to avoid common pitfalls with teams
  • Looking for team building activities
  • Want to carry out a team health check
  • Looking for tools to help you develop your team leadership skills

…you’ll find great, high quality resources in our TEAMS series. You can find out more about the individual guides or the teams bundle offer by following this link: team building activities

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
Andrew Carnegie


Why is teamworking important?

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Workshop Facilitation Skills – Getting the Process Right

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Structured Workshops – Getting the Process Right

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Tips & Tools

Teamwork Quotes

Here are some of our favourite teamwork quotes. Ever tried to answer the question: why... read more

Teamwork Principles

Teamwork principles can often be lost in the day-to-day busyness of work. We all know... read more

Teamwork Definition

Creating your own teamwork definition is something that is too easily missed when forming teams... read more

Team Goal Setting

Defining meaningful results Team goal setting enables a team to clarify what constitutes meaningful results... read more

Effective Meetings

How do we manage effective meetings? It’s been said that there are only two kinds... read more

Benefits of Teamwork

Group Activity Tool This is a simple but useful group activity tool, designed to help... read more