Teams exist to produce results. They are the engines that drive successful organizations. Research shows that the most successful teams have the means in place to take action and they build effective relationships to motivate and sustain action. The Team Diagnostic Model is built on these two fundamental axes: factors that optimize productivity and factors that promote positivity. Having the tools and resources is not enough to achieve outstanding results without a high level of positive engagement and ways to neutralize negativity. The model defines seven separate productivity factors and seven positivity factors. This constellation of strengths provides a complete picture for high performing teams.
The Team Diagnostic Assessment provides a benchmark and a detailed map for ongoing team development. The assessment delivers a comprehensive team profile that highlights strengths and opportunities. Team members go online to access the instrument; when the team is complete, responses are compiled for the whole team. The result is an anonymous and candid report from the team, including their responses to a customized set of open-ended questions. With confidentiality protected team members are more frank and the results are more revealing. Ongoing structures and team coaching take the team from where they are to where they need to be in order to produce sustainable excellence. We take the focus off of individual team members' one-to-one relationships, and focus instead on the team as a system.
We offer a practical way to measure the system that is the team and a comprehensive model that defines strengths teams need in order to succeed. This diagnostic has proven extremely powerful for executive and management teams, as well as cross-functional and project teams. The Team Diagnostic Assessment is a state of the art instrument based on a proven model that defines the necessary strengths for high-performing, sustainable, inspired teams. Envision Excellence, LLC is one of only about 250 coaches worldwide certified to administer and coach around the Team Diagnostic. This powerful diagnostic has been used at Johnson & Johnson, McDonald's, Hilton, Bank of America, Kodak, State Farm Insurance, the U.S. Navy, and many more organizations globally.
The Team Diagnostic model is built on a systems view of teams. This is fundamentally different from most traditional ways of working with teams where the focus is on the individuals on the team. In that traditional approach, improving team performance is accomplished by intervening at the individual team member level: change the individual and change the team. Or this variation: change the relationship between two team members to affect the whole. Change the parts to affect the whole. It is a perfectly valid way to influence the team--and it has its limitations.
The systems approach recognizes that individuals have influence on the team but also recognizes that the team has a powerful influence on the individuals. Teams create a culture and atmosphere. In the systems approach, to affect team performance we would say, change the culture and change the team. As coaches, we show the team the culture they have created and hold them co-responsible for changing it. This is the heart of team coaching.
Team coaches work with the team as a whole to increase communication and accountability, build positivity, and to get results. We work as a catalyst for creating high-performing, sustainable and inspired teams. Envision Excellence partners with credit union executive and management teams to build more productivity and postivity in the team and enhance the organizational culture.