The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Model is a research-based model that helps organizations develop and sustain high-performing teams. Our Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team training program will help your team work together more effectively and improve your overall productivity.

This training guide introduces the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Teamwork. It includes exercises to practice the skills and a checklist to measure progress. After completing this workshop, employees will understand how to build effective communication within a team; identify and resolve conflict; communicate using an assertive style; solve problems collaboratively; manage stress; and take ownership of personal performance. Additionally, they will know how to identify opportunities for improvement in each behavior.

What You'll Learn

Based on the research we know that highly effective teams display positive behaviors around five key elements.

  • Trust
    You need employees to feel safe being vulnerable, transparent and honest with other team members. This won’t happen when members don’t trust each other. It’s called vulnerability-based trust and we’ll help you build it.

  • Conflict
    You can imagine you’ll be less apprehensive of conflict when you trust your team members. Therefore you’ll more willingly share your opinion and ideas. Conflict situations can be constructive instead of destructive when everyone’s participation is unfiltered.

  • Commitment
    When your opinion formed part of the decision-making process—through constructive debate—you’ll
    feel more connected to the outcome. This leads to team members being more committed to decisions and plans.

  • Accountability
    This sense of commitment to a plan drives accountability. Your passion to see a positive outcome will lead to you feeling accountable and also keeping others accountable. Why? Because the outcome really matters to you.

  • Results
    And that’s where it will all lead to: Outcome and results that you’ve been dreaming of but have never seen realized.

  • A Long Term Effect
    Instead of abstract philosophies, you’ll understand how the five pillars lead you to the results you want. It’s the ultimate goal of your business and it’s the ultimate goal of this training.We know your business is all about the bottom line and how well you perform when compared to competitors. This training helps you improve those results, but in the most natural manner.Forced behavior will eventually disappear. But when you and your team mastered these 5 behaviors they’re easy to maintain because they automatically flow into each other. This is not about teaching learnt behavior but sparking a new business lifestyle that will become second nature to your team.


It’s the buzz word in business, but is it really possible to achieve?


This is the key to:

  • Creating a healthy working environment

  • Retaining employees

  • Improving productivity

  • Increasing your bottom line

But how do you get this right?

Can You Build a Better Team?
Are you happy with the status quo or do you want to improve results? Much of this depends on how well your team works together. The good news is that even dysfunctional teams can be transformed into effective units.

But why is it necessary to go to such lengths?

The Responsibility Lies With All Members of Your Team
What you want is increased employee engagement. When team members aren’t splintered, but choose to work together, you get better results.

But fixing this problem requires involvement from everyone.

Your leadership determines the action and response of lower ranking employees. Therefore this program should be followed by management as well as the workforce.

Based on the leadership’s examples and the knowledge acquired during the program
employees will learn how to function as a team

Who is this course for?

The unique approach of this course is part of its power:

  • It’s designed for groups of three to 12 people

  • The group meets on a regular basis

  • The group members are collectively responsible for results

  • Members share: Goals, rewards and responsibilities

Course Content

The Background of Our Program
This dynamic training found its roots in a book based on the inverse of what we’ll teach your team. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is a popular book written by Patrick Lencioni. This is a fable that made so much impact it became an internationally best selling leadership book.

Now individuals and teams can enjoy amazing results by following these world-renowned guidelines.

The proven premise is that when team members master the five behaviors it automatically leads to a more cohesive team. Each of the five behaviors builds on the previous one which
necessitates that teams learn about all five.

Note that self-knowledge is paramount in this process and the DiSC tool is used to this end. This model helps your team members understand themselves and their colleagues.

Program Modules
During the process of building team cohesion you’ll address each of the five key behaviors:

  • Building Trust

  • Mastering Conflict

  • Achieving Commitment

  • Embracing Accountability

  • Focusing on Results

We pride ourselves in delivering in-depth focus on each behavior so your team will know exactly what’s expected of them when the training is finished.

Want to know what you have to look forward to? Click here for a free sample Participant Report.

Meet Your Instructor

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Irvine Nugent, Ph.D. • Behavioral Analysis Expert

Irvine possesses fifteen-plus years in senior leadership roles in various organizations. Dr. Nugent is an approved Paul Ekman International Trainer and offers a wide range of workshops in the areas of emotional intelligence, nonverbal communication, executive presence and lie detection which are based on the practical application of scientific research.

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