There are many measurable skills that contribute to individual high performance. Furthermore, there are essential soft skills that make possible the delivery of that performance to an organization.
A majority of these soft skills pertain to interpersonal relationships, and so are only visible in team settings. Working as part of a team is much more difficult than working on one’s own – it means having to rely on others, committing to a common set of objectives, and modifying one’s own behaviors to accommodate those of others and move everyone toward shared goals.
There are, however, simple choices that can improve overall team function, and allow individuals to contribute their individual best – unhindered by team discord. These choices amount to team emotional and social intelligence, which, in turn, enables sustainable productivity. Intelligence, here, s used in a non-traditional way – meaning something closer to awareness than ability. For everyone is able to choose “emotionally intelligent” behaviors, but we to be cognizant of their value and how to put them to use.
To develop this awareness, self-assessment couldn’t be more valuable in providing insight into current behaviors and tendencies as juxtaposed with statistically sound, effective behaviors. The Team Emotional and Social Intelligence (TESI) soft-skills training program is the perfect way to develop a practical picture of an entire team’s effectiveness.
Revealing a 360 degree evaluation of a team’s “Collaboration Skills,” the TESI shows common strengths and weaknesses in seven areas of teamwork. Stressing the idea that each member of a team needs a personal association with their team (a reason they have to continue working toward team goals), this program shows participants that it is possible for every team to possess excellent collaboration skills, achieve high performance, and feel emotionally and socially well while acting as part of their team.
An experiential learning program, the TESI will not only allow participants to learn from their self-assessments, but to participate in activities and action planning that will apply directly to their own experience – learning that can take effect immediately, and that will resonate with teams as they work together.