Solutions for building a better team

Our solutions for building a better team address either the five most dysfunctional behaviors of a team or implementing a structure that provides a framework for teams to operate in order to produce the best work.

Click below to learn more about each solution.

Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is an excellent solution if you have a team that has been working together for at least three months, they have a process for operating within the team, but their lack of  group cohesion is keeping the team from reaching their potential.

PXT Select™ makes the very human decisions about hiring simpler and smarter by filling the gap between the resume and the interview. It provides organizations with actionable objective data about candidates in a simple to understand format that can help you to interview better and hire smarter.

Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

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“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, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Tackle team challenges and improve your team’s effectiveness by working through The Five Behaviors™ of a Cohesive Team: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results.

Trust:  At the foundation of a cohesive team is trust, a deep-seeded trust where people can reveal their most vulnerable self and not be afraid of judgement.  When people practice trust vulnerability, they are able to say “I’m sorry” or “reach out for help” and quickly turn around negative situations into a win for the team.

Conflict:  Conflict is healthy when people engage in healthy debate about ideas and concepts instead of personalities and intentions.  Cohesive teams challenge each other in order to mine for the most innovative and effective solutions in the shortest amount of time.

Commitment:  When people feel that their ideas are heard, commitment to team decision grows.  Clarity and buy-in are keys to team commitment.

Accountability:  Holding each other accountable is one of the hardest practices to maintain on a team.  But when people trust and feel safe, they can call out their peers on performance or behaviors that might hurt the team’s productivity.

Results:  Great teams ensure that everyone is focused and is doing their best to achieve the team goals.

 

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Get a team scorecard.  The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team process starts with a team survey where team members confidentially respond to questions about each of the Five Behaviors. A ranking of each of the behaviors, measures the team’s level of trust, practice of engaging in healthy conflict, commitment, accountability, and shared results.

Resolve team issues.  The survey results reveals team strengths and weaknesses and helps the team to take a deeper dive into issues that may be holding back team effectiveness.

Set team agreements.  Create agreements on team behaviors to boost team effectiveness.

Measure team progress.  re-assess team progress with the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Progress Report, celebrate gains and make adjustments for improvements.

Benefits of Five Behaviors Training

Bringing together everyone’s personalities and preferences to form a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge because 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
  • creates competitive advantage
  • is more fun to be on!

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Sample Report

Have you been looking for a way to assess your team’s cohesion?

Click on the link to download a sample of our Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Group Report and Progress Report.

PXT Select™

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What is PXT Select™?

  • PXT Select™ makes the very human decisions about hiring simpler and smarter.
  • PXT Select helps fill the gap between the resume and the interview. It provides organizations with actionable objective data about candidates in a simple to understand format that can help you to interview better and hire smarter.
  • It is an online selection assessment that measures a candidate’s cognitive abilities, behaviors, and interests.
  • Assessment results equip organizations and hiring managers with easy to understand information about the candidate, and provides intuitive questions to strengthen the interview process.
  • PXT Select™ measures a candidate’s thinking style, behaviors, and interests: three areas that impact an individual’s approach to situations in the workplace.

What is PXT Select™?

  • PXT Select™ makes the very human decisions about hiring simpler and smarter.
  • PXT Select helps fill the gap between the resume and the interview. It provides organizations with actionable objective data about candidates in a simple to understand format that can help you to interview better and hire smarter.
  • It is an online selection assessment that measures a candidate’s cognitive abilities, behaviors, and interests.
  • Assessment results equip organizations and hiring managers with easy to understand information about the candidate, and provides intuitive questions to strengthen the interview process.
  • PXT Select™ measures a candidate’s thinking style, behaviors, and interests: three areas that impact an individual’s approach to situations in the workplace.

What reports are available with PXT Select™?

PXT Select’s suite of reports helps organizations to select, onboard, coach and develop employees. PXT Select offers the following reports:

Comprehensive Selection Report
Is the candidate a good fit? This powerful report helps you make smarter hiring decisions with confidence. Featuring tailored interview questions and tips on “what to listen for” with each candidate, this report gives you a meaningful edge in your hiring process.
Click here to download a sample of this report.

Multiple Positions Report
What’s the best fit for a particular individual? Compare a candidate or employee to multiple jobs in your organization.

Multiple Candidates Report
Make hiring decisions with ease. Compare multiple candidates for a single position.

Team Report
See how a potential candidate fits an existing team, or address your current team’s dynamic and strengths.
Click here to download a sample of this report.

Manager-Employee Report
Discover how a manager and employee can work more effectively together.

Individual’s Feedback Report
Candidates can learn from PXT Select, too! This narrative report doesn’t reveal scores and is perfectly safe to share with applicants.

Individual’s Graph
Are you more of a visual person? The graph illustrates a candidate’s results that you can view at a glance.

Coaching Report
Wish you had coaching advice tailored to each employee? This report gives you exactly that and more!
Click here to download a sample of this report.

Performance Model Report
Understand the range of scores and behaviors for the position you’re trying to fill. Learn about the ideal candidate for that role.

PXT Select™ Brochure

Click on the link to download the PXT Select™ Brochure.

Are you ready?

Are you ready to work together to build happy teams and inspired leaders?  We are eager to learn about your teams and design a results-focused solution for you.  And once we do, we will stick with you through the ups and downs of team and leader development.