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The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Facilitation System

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The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ powered by Everything DiSC® helps teams understand how to apply The Five Behaviors™ model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results to their work culture. By utilizing Everything DiSC, a tool that helps build effective team communication and relationships, this program allows participants to learn about their own DiSC® style — D: Dominance, i: Influence, S: Steadiness, and C: Conscientiousness — and discover how each style brings value to the team.

Modular Facilitation

Seven modules from 1 to 3 ½ hours in length.
Kit includes:

  • Facilitator's Guide in MS Word
  • Participant handouts in MS Word
  • PowerPoint with embedded video
  • Set of Team Take Away Cards
  • Facilitator Podcasts
  • Lencioni Video Tips for Facilitators

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitation Overview:

Sample Facilitator's Guide Module
Program Overview

Module 1: Introduction: Introduces The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Model
Module 2: Building Trust: Teaches the concept of vulnerability-based trust
Module 3: Mastering Conflict: Helps participants understand the benefits of healthy conflict
Module 4: Achieving Commitment: Shows how clarity and buy-in are key to achieving commitment
Module 5: Embracing Accountability: Stresses the importance of peer-to-peer accountability
Module 6: Focusing on Results: Emphasizes that collective results are more important than individual goals
Module 7: Review and Action Plan: Allows participants to review what they’ve learned and to create an action plan to improve the team’s productivity

The fully scripted Facilitator’s Guide includes supporting presentation materials and participant handouts. Through the use of experiential activities, video, and discussion, an intact team is lead through the powerful The Five Behaviors model, learning and practicing the behaviors that will make the team more cohesive and improve its performance.

Annotated Team Report
This tool is used by the facilitator when preparing for a team session. The report is a copy of the team profile with the following notations:

  • Expanded explanation of profile content
  • Scoring interpretation
  • Resources for additional information
  • Indicators of personalized/tailored content

In addition, an appendix includes a ranking of all assessment items by team average and the team’s percentile for each of The Five Behaviors.

Easily Customizable
Create an end-to-end teamwork development program or concentrate on specific areas. Switch out video clips and modify the Facilitator’s Guide, PowerPoint® slides, and handouts. Add or delete sections to fit any time frame.

Hear first-hand how to interpret The Five Behaviors reports so you can easily and thoroughly answer participant questions. Contains insightful information from our Director of Research that you can’t find anywhere else. The podcast is broken up into short clips that cover The Five Behaviors model, the team profile, and the Annotated Team Report.

The Profile

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™
is a Online Assessment Administered via EPIC

The Profile

  • 36-page highly personalized assessment results for individual and team
  • Strong visuals illustrate key messages
  • Context-specific feedback
  • Tips and strategies for improving teamwork effectiveness
  • Opportunity for building an action plan

Samples of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Reports

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Sample Report
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Annotated Sample Report
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Progress Sample Report
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Annotated Progress Sample Report
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Comparison Sample Report

The NEW Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Comparison Report

Healthy one-on-one relationships between teammates are essential to developing productive, high-functioning teams. Comparison Reports for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ are follow-up reports that can be generated for any two participants to examine their similarities and differences. This research-validated tool is a perfect way to help team members improve their individual relationships and, by extension, their ability to work together.

“Comparison Reports personalize information even further and are a catalyst for meaningful conversation. My clients really like these, and I do, too. They will have usefulness beyond the session, and I will definitely incorporate them on an ongoing basis.” – Authorized Partner

You can implement Comparison Reports into your programs in a variety of ways including:

  • During a workshop, by assigning pairs to work on the page from the Comparison Report that corresponds to a module’s behavior
  • In between sessions, by having pairs explore their Comparison Reports and report back on their experience
  • For conflict situations, by using Comparison Reports to facilitate dialogue

NEW Five Behaviors Progress Report

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Progress Report compares how a team’s performance has changed over time and highlights areas of greatest improvement and of greatest decline.

The Progress Report also includes:

  • Your Team’s Survey Results
  • Points of Discussion
  • Action Plan
    • Identify the team’s priorities for improvements
    • Set specific goals
  • Appendix
    • The Impact of Your DiSC® Style
    • Everything DiSC® Team Map
    • Conflict Team Map

The Annotated Team Progress Report (for the facilitator)

This new report is filled with data to help you better manage a Five Behaviors session.
It includes:

  • Action plans to help prioritize and set specific goals
  • Facilitation tips
  • Annotations that explain how the team's performance has changed over time

Who is it for?

Any team that was a good candidate for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team assessment is qualified for The Progress Report 6–12 months after taking The Five Behaviors assessment. You may choose to review the section on assessing a team’s readiness in the Getting Started Guide in your facilitation kit in order to make sure the team is still a good fit.

Why should I use this tool? How will it help my team?

"Teamwork ultimately comes down to practicing a small set of principles over a long period of time." —Patrick Lencioni

The Five Behaviors program is a framework that helps team members have deeper conversations about how they work together on a day-to-day basis. It’s a program that is rich enough for a team to come back to again and again. The Progress Report is designed especially to show a team how its behaviors have changed as compared to the last time the team was assessed. In addition to showing the improvements on the team, the report outlines challenges that may be hindering further development.

What are the best practices for using this tool?

  • Before using this tool, you should give team members enough time to implement the action plans they committed to when they began this process. We recommend waiting 6–12 months after they take the original assessment before measuring their progress.
  • Keep in mind, once you run a Progress Report, every report run after that is compared to the previous Progress Report— not the original report.
  • Look at the numbers in addition to the colors in the pyramid to gauge improvement because the colors only tell part of the story. Keep in mind that lower scores don’t necessarily mean things are getting worse; people may be more honest when answering the questions the second time around, which could make some scores go down.
  • Review the model with the team before you hand out the report. As soon as the team members get the report in their hands, they’ll go straight to the numbers, so you’ll want to emphasize that the report is designed to serve as a conversation starter about where the team is and where it wants to be.

When do I use the Progress Report versus starting over?

If a team has a new leader, we recommend the team re-take the original Five Behaviors assessment. Additionally, if more than 40% of the team has changed since the original assessment was administered, we recommend readministering the assessment and having the team create new action plans for improvement. Then in 6–12 months, you could administer The Progress Report and assess the team’s progress.

How long should I plan for a Progress Report session?

A typical engagement would likely last 2–4 hours; however, the timing will depend on your goals as the facilitator and the needs of the team.

What do I do when a new member joins the team?

If one or two people have joined the team since the original assessment was completed, you will still be able to add their data to The Progress Report. These members will have a longer assessment experience, as they will need to take the DiSC® portion of the assessment to receive their DiSC narrative and to be included on the DiSC Team Map and Conflict Map. These team members will answer questions about the team and will receive their own Progress Report. You also have the option to import DiSC data from any Everything DiSC® assessment into The Progress Report.

You may want to recommend new team members read Lencioni's book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team in order to give them a deeper understanding of the model. Alternatively, you could meet separately to bring new team members up to speed prior to any engagement with the whole team.

Does each team member receive an individual report?

Yes, each team member will receive a personalized report. This report includes the person’s DiSC style and narrative from the original report in addition to outlining team progress. It also includes the updated DiSC Team Map and Conflict Team Map.

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The Video

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Engaging Video

Over 40 Minutes of Classroom Video:

  • Wrong-Way/Right-Way Videos: 10 segments of contemporary teamwork examples—one right way and one wrong way example for each of The Five Behaviors—to spark learning and generate powerful conversations that serve as a basis for further action
  • Featuring Patrick Lencioni: In his engaging personal style, Pat describes The Five Behaviors and why they matter for cohesive teams, illustrates the conflict continuum, and explains how to conduct the Personal Histories exercise and why it’s valuable.
  • The Models: clips that introduce and explain The Five Behaviors Model and the Everything DiSC® model

Pick and choose clips that fit your needs. Use video clips as stand-alones, integrated with the standard presentation, or worked in to your custom presentation.

Nearly 50 Minutes of Additional Video for the Facilitator’s Reference

These clips provide additional information for the facilitator, including tips for facilitation, more explanation and stories for each of the five behaviors, and specific guidance for working with team leaders.

A Participant Orientation Video

This optional video serves as a preamble to taking the assessment, briefly describing the assessment and providing pointers for the participants about taking the assessment.

View Sample Video Clips

Patrick Lencioni on Teamwork

Patrick Lencioni on Teamwork
 Introduction to The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Model

Orientation Video

Orientation Video

Patrick Lencioni on Trust

Patrick Lencioni on Trust
Trust the Wrong Way

Trust the Wrong Way
Trust the Right Way

Trust the Right Way

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Team Take Away Cards

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

Take Away Card

Set of 100 - 20 Cards each for Trust, Conflict Commitment, Accountability and Results Modules

Sample / Research Reports

Sample Reports of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™
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