Five Behaviors: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability and Results.

What is The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team?

Trust One Another

When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, they are able to build vulnerability based trust.

Engage in Conflict Around Ideas

When there is trust, team members are able to engage in unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas.

Commit to Decisions

When team members are able to offer opinions and debate ideas, they will be more likely to commit to decisions.

Hold One Another Accountable

When everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable.

Focus on Achieving Collective Results

The ultimate goal of building greater trust, conflict, commitment, and accountability is one thing: the achievement of results.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™  is an assessment-based program that focuses on putting The Five Behaviors model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results into practice. The program is designed to help teams to have deeper conversations about how they work together on a day-to-day basis. It is a program that is rich enough for a team to come back to do again and again. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team grew out of a decade-long relationship with Wiley and Patrick Lencioni and his colleagues at The Table Group. During the development process, they extensively tested and refined the program with more than 300 teams and 3,500 team members.

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. The program utilises workplace personality assessments to help participants understand the personalities on their team and how they can effectively work together. Additionally the program is powered by Everything DiSC and All Types, personality models that help individuals understand themselves and others better.

By utilising Everything DiSC, a tool that helps build effective team communication and relationship, this program allows participants to learn about their own DiSC® style, and discover how each style brings value to the team.

This personality assessment is designed exclusively for teams within organisations that apply tools based on Jung’s theory of psychological types, like Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) instrument as their preferred measure of personality.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team has a simple goal: To facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals and their organisations discover what it takes to build truly cohesive and effective team, by providing individual and team feedback.

The program is designed exclusively for intact teams and work groups. Before making your decision on the program, consider the questions: Is the team really a TEAM? A team is a relatively small number of people (we say from three to twelve) who meet on a regular basis and are collectively responsible for results. The team members share common goals as well as the rewards and responsibilities for achieving them. Not every group is a team!

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:

  1. Makes better, faster decisions
  2. Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
  3. Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion and destructive conflict
  4. Creates a competitive advantage
  5. Avoids wasting time talking about wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because the lack of buy-in
  6. Is more fun to be on!

It creates a learning experience 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.

“The greatest impact has been noticeable improvements on one-on-one relationship building. Understanding what drives and challenges one another has been insightful, and has led to more constructive discussions and outcomes. During meetings there are clear agendas, a focus on priorities and healthy dialogue. Differing learning styles have been identified and verbal communication has been modified accordingly to ensure everyone is accountable. The time taken to meet outside of the usual working environment, and challenge our thinking and habits, has been a worthwhile exercise and drives a culture of continuous improvement.”

Brendan Maher, R U OK?

“I have used it internally for one team so far and it has had a really huge impact. The team have stepped up and taken shared responsibility for team outcomes, holding each other accountable & following through on decisions they made in the course of the training.” 

Frances, Mercy Community Services

“I have attended and facilitated many leadership programs over many years and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is one of the very few that I have seen to have lasting and significant effects of bringing teams together. The impact is sustainable and break through performance, where teams go on to produce great things that they could never achieve as a group of individuals”.

Derek, Executive Mind & Co

“As a learning development practitioner, I have used the Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team across several industry sectors including professional service firms, not-for-profit organsations and government agencies. The workshop always receives excellent feedback on its relevance, targeted development interventions and clear development actions. I would recommend the profile and program to teams looking to improve or develop their team behaviour and performance” 

Peter Agnew, Director, People Development Australia.