Program Results:

  • Increase team’s work performance
  • Group welded together into a high performance team
  • Internal conflicts resolved
  • More support and synergy inside the team
  • Raised team spirit
  • Team members motivation and responsibility increased
  • Effective teamwork model learned and experienced
  • Emergency situation action models developed
  • Team’s weakest and strongest points assessed
  • Action plan for team’s development
  • Experience of team’s success remembered for years
  • Skills to:
    • Develop team’s mission
    • Assign and change team members roles based on everyone’s strengths
    • Analyze and improve teamwork processes
    • Communicate clearly and precisely
    • Provide positive and negative feedback to other team members

3 days

Work Methods

Participants participate in 6 years of MERKIS experience that is specifically targeted at improving teamwork. In the teaching part of the seminar the trainer covers teamwork skills, attitudes and principles that participants are asked to use in their “job” of running a MERKIS company. In the game scenario specific challenges occur that are possible to solve only as a team. Also trainers, peers and third party regular feedback is targeted towards teamwork development, and participants can improve their team’s performance on a year-to-year basis.  

Possible Program Contents

  • Difference between real team and a mere group. The advantages of team work in a competitive environment. Process of team building. Team development stages. Team as a value and conscientious team work. Team spirit and positive thinking.  
  • Creating a “WE -environment.” Personality types and how they are related to the team roles. Conscious and unconscious rules that regulate team work. Developing rules and observing them in a team. Team work in the long-term perspective.   
  • Development of your team’s mission and vision. Harmonizing it with the company’s mission and vision. Team’s identity and its development. 
  • Goal setting for a team. Accepting the company’s goals and developing them into the team’s goals. Harmonizing team members personal goals with the team’s goals.  
  • Developing and maintaining rapport as the basis for efficient communication. Listening and precision techniques for efficient communication. Joint decision making inside a team. Leader’s role  in a team and decision making process.   
  • Conflict handling in a team. Causes of conflicts. Types of conflicts. Conflict resolution. State management in conflicts. Dealing with problematic team members.  
  • Result-oriented critique and praise methods. Motivating team members. Fight versus cooperation contexts in a team. Partnership and “win/ win/ win” strategy.
  • Responsibility of every team member both for his/her personal results and the company’s total results. Forms of responsibility. Developing of responsibility in yourself and within your team. Responsibility as a choice. Mutual responsibility of the team members.