“Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.”  – Patrick Lencioni

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is an assessment-based program that helps individuals and organisations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team in the most approachable, competent, and effective way possible.

Powered by Everything DiSC®, the profiles help participants understand their own DiSC® styles. Bringing together everyone’s personalities and preferences to form a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge – for individuals, the team, and the organisation.

The model is based on The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni’s best-selling book that outlines the five behaviors that are essential to a healthy, well-functioning team.

What does this program do?

The Five Behaviors Model is used to help team members learn to work together more efficiently and effectively and become a more cohesive team. A productive, high-functioning team:

  • Makes better, faster decisions
  • Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
  • Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict
  • Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of a lack of buy-in
  • Creates a competitive advantage

The program helps teams understand how, as a team, they score on the key components of The Five Behaviors model: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results.

Each individual on the team will also understand their own personality style and their team members styles, based on the DiSC® model: D: Dominance, i: Influence, S: Steadiness, and C: Conscientiousness, and how their style contributes to the team’s overall success.

Who is it for?

The program is designed exclusively for established teams and work groups. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team harnesses the power of Everything DiSC and the clarity and simplicity of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model.

This comprehensive program includes:

The Profile

  • 36-page highly personalized assessment results for individual and team
  • Strong visuals that illustrate key messages
  • Context-specific feedback
  • Tips and strategies for improving teamwork effectiveness
  • Opportunity for building an action plan

Facilitating the program

The Five Behaviors program can be run as either a 1-, 2- or 3-days training program, depending on how in-depth a program is needed.

Each program has seven modules with over 40 minutes of video and annotated facilitator reports. Each module includes:

  • Facilitator’s Guide
  • Participant handouts
  • Slideshow with embedded video

Module 1: Introduction – Introduces The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Model
Module 2: Building Trust – Teaches the concept of vulnerability-based trust
Module 3: Mastering Conflict – Helps participants understand the benefits of healthy conflict
Module 4: Achieving Commitment – Shows how clarity and buy-in are key to achieving commitment
Module 5: Embracing Accountability – Stresses the importance of peer-to-peer accountability
Module 6: Focusing on Results – Emphasizes that collective results are more important than individual goals
Module 7: Review and Action Plan – Allows participants to review what they’ve learned and to create an action plan to improve the team’s productivity

Through the use of experiential activities, video, and discussion, an established team is led through the powerful The Five Behaviors model, learning and practicing the behaviors that will make the team more cohesive and improve its performance.

Annotated Team Report

This tool is used by the facilitator when preparing for a team session. The report is a copy of the team profile with the following notations:

  • Expanded explanation of profile content
  • Scoring interpretation
  • Resources for additional information
  • Indicators of personalized/tailored content

Progress Report

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Progress Report is for teams who have already taken the original The Five Behaviors™ assessment. The Progress Report measures team progress by graphically comparing how a team’s performance has changed over time.

The Progress Report highlights areas of greatest improvement and decline, offers productive points of discussion, and provides an action plan to help teams prioritize and set specific goals. You’ll be able to compare how a team’s performance has changed over time and highlight areas of greatest improvement and of greatest decline.

Microsoft Success Story with The Five Behaviors