It is crucial to the success of most organisations to promote optimal functionality within a leadership group. However, teams composed of strong personalities may face particular challenges to their operational efficiency. Additionally, circumstances may require the rapid formation of new teams; following a merger or an acquisition, for example, a successful transformation would need to prioritise stability.

At AIMS International, we don’t seek to assign responsibility to particular individuals for suboptimal collaboration. Rather, we create awareness of the emotional drivers and personalities at play within the group as a whole, directing the team towards improved cooperation in pursuit of common goals. In short, our programmes seek to align individual aspirations, team objectives and, organisational goals.

A Team Growth Programme begins with a thorough analysis of the current situation and a formulation of the general objectives, which will be further refined throughout the process. We first meet the team to discuss their circumstances and hear about their perceived challenges and concerns. In this session, we consider existing problem-solving processes and approaches to teamwork. In analysing the present situation it is important to conduct individual leadership assessments and a team assessment. These appraisals will provide a clear view of the group’s dynamics, interactions, and rules of collaboration.

Thereafter, the development work takes place with the AIMS consultants in the role of facilitators. The activities take place in workshops involving the whole group, while individual coaching sessions are conducted where appropriate. 

The first workshop typically focusses on the composition of the team, establishing which abilities are well represented, and identifying those competencies which may not be represented as well. We examine the consequences of skill shortfalls and identify possible remedies.

The second workshop normally focuses on the team’s organisation, together with the formulation of possible rules of engagement with a focus on goals, processes, structure and support needs.