Components of Teambuilding Cycles


Componentsof Teambuilding Cycles

Componentsof Teambuilding Cycles

Theimportance of teams cannot be understated as far as thesustainability of any entity is concerned. More often than not, themanager holds the mantle as far as the duty of teambuilding isconcerned. To achieve the proper form of teams, it is imperative thatvaried steps are followed in the team-building cycle. First, there isthe problem identification where the root causes of the problem wouldbe analyzed so as to come up with proper solutions for the same. Thisis followed by gathering data on the predisposing causes of theproblems that were identified. This may be carried out throughsurveys, team data gathering, or even interviews (Dyer et al, 2013).The third step involves diagnosis and data analysis, where themanager, team and consultant summarize the data and create a prioritylist of issues that can be rectified in the course of the meeting,those that other entities have to tackle, as well as the ones thatcannot be changed. Action planning stage would then follow where theidentified issues develop into problems to be solved, therebyallowing for the creation of plans for action (Dyer et al, 2013). Thelast steps involve implementation and evaluation, where the goalsspelt out or actions planned in the course of team building areattained.

Oneof the stages that I have seen a team leader undertake is theevaluation stage which comes immediately after the implementationstage. The main purpose of the evaluation stage is to determine theeffectiveness of the implementation of the action plan, in which casedata must be obtained regarding the entire process. Key among theactions taken at this stage is to change, modify or reinforcedecisions depending on their success in both the long-term andshort-term.


Dyer,W. G., Jr., Dyer, J. H., &amp Dyer, W. G. (2013). Teambuilding: Proven strategies for improving team performance(5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.