Optimising team performance through team building is one of the most effective and popularly employed strategies in improving ways in which groups function. High performance teams have:
A shared sense of purpose
Effective working procedures
Deals effectively with conflict
Clear roles and accountability
Values differences in team members
Laetoliís approach to team optimisation is to identify the enablers and barriers to the above and to identify the appropriate strategies the address these. The techniques used may include Team Effectiveness Diagnosis, Belbin Team Role Analysis, Team Building interventions, capacity building on specific elements and coaching to team members.
Laetoliís approach to team building is highly participative. Team members collectively decide on the actions to be taken to build on the enablers and address the identified barriers and/or challenges. Such an approach essentially increases team membersí commitment to the decisions taken. .