Team-building from afar: Embrace technology to build cohesion

Effective teamwork matters more now than ever as the pandemic has forced physical separation and upended business as usual. Working remotely and in times of crisis requires a high level of communication, alignment, and trust—making now the ideal time to prioritize team-building.

As an Authorized Partner of the Everything DiSC® and Five Behaviors® systems, Starboard firmly believes that effective leaders aren’t born that way and strong teams don’t just happen: they’re developed. With the right support and sufficient will, individual leaders and teams can move from good to great.

Everything DiSC® connects people on a human level to deliver “A-ha!” moments that transform workplaces from talented individuals into collaborative, thriving cultures, while the Five Behaviors® model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results drives team effectiveness and productivity.

Starboard has been using these proven tools for years to meet our clients’ team-building needs, and now we’ve pivoted to virtual formats in response to social distancing requirements. Optimizing the engagement tools available through Zoom, we’ve facilitated large- and small-group trainings; and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

Starboard Consulting Partner Laura Mitchell is also offering an impactful, free 60-minute virtual team-building experience using the Ideal Team Player Model from Pat Lencioni, whose work gave rise to the Five Behaviors system. It will increase team cohesion, trust, self-awareness and key skills. Participants will walk away with a peer coach to help them on their ongoing personal development journey. This training also provides tools and access to a free book: Three Questions for Frantic Families, also by Lencioni, which can help families working and schooling at home find greater peace and purpose together.