Team Building Support
On missions across NASA effective teamwork is the key to successful project development. APPEL’s tailored workshops and mentoring services help prevent project failures and derailments caused by the mismanagement of human capital. Agreed-upon developmental activities are designed to achieve specific goals and are conducted over a defined time period. In addition, recurring activities may also be planned, to keep a project team working efficiently and effectively. APPEL Team Building support includes:
Creating and Building Productive Teams
Whether co-located or teaming remotely, project staff must meet the challenges of building trust, empowering others, providing feedback, and managing conflicts. APPEL consultants work with project managers and team members to apply the key attributes of high-performance teams and to understand how they are reinforced and challenged by organizational strategy, business management decisions, and work environment. Mentoring and workshops also help teams to adapt quickly to dynamic situations.
Project Team Development Workshop
Project managers and team members learn to produce high-performance teams in a workshop tailored to address specific project challenges. The workshop surveys a project’s current team performance, and then presents intervention strategies for creating and sustaining a more effective teaming environment.
Strategies for Effective Collaboration
The art of team problem solving is essential to project success. Support sessions combine theory with practical application in order to address issues such as building consensus, communicating effectively, reaching collaborative decisions, and avoiding groupthink
- Selecting a leadership style appropriate for the project environment and stage of team development.
- Creating and sustaining trust between project team members.
- Identifying and addressing root causes of team performance problems.
- Facilitating effective team communications to ensure comprehension and acceptance.
- Using creative problem-solving technique to deal with difficult project issues.