WHY: As long as there have been organizations, there have been leaders. And as long as there have been leaders, they have tried to get people to work together productively.
The effective leader is always looking for ways to combine the energy of many individuals into a force that is greater than just the sum of its parts. The payoff for the leader who can do this is, to put it simply, success.
A team approach to any task leads to cost-effective use of resources, with the added benefit of worker satisfaction. Why? Because:
HOW:Anyone can just “throw together” a team. It often happens just by accident. But at PMW Associates, we build teams. And there’s a big difference.
BUILDING a team is not a simple process. It can’t be left to chance. It takes careful planning and continual reinforcement. And more importantly, it takes management commitment.
How can PMW Associates help you build more effective teams? Our methods are of course tailored to suit each agency. But some steps are constant.
WHEN: This kind of team building is a group process. We usually conduct our workshops in a retreat setting, and the meeting takes three days. We recommend that a group of participants consists of five to nineteen people.
COST: For police agencies, the POST reimbursable fee is $3,935. A budget for other “custom tailored” workshops is developed along with the client. We are sure you will find team building well worth the investment of your time, energy, and funds.
RESULTS: The results of our team building efforts will be felt in many ways throughout your organization. We refer to some of these benefits as “process-oriented” and others as “product-oriented.”
The “process-oriented” benefits include improved problem-solving ability, better worker satisfaction, improved accuracy and speed of interpersonal communications, “synergy” to make the group’s effort greater than the sum of its parts, and mutual awareness within the group of different members’ strengths, styles and values.
The “product-oriented” benefits include excellent definition of management objectives, creation of an organizational action plan, a better approach to budgeting and resource allocation, greater participation in (and therefore support of) policy decisions, and better definition, acceptance and understanding of roles within the organization.
All team building workshops are custom designed and scheduled to meet the unique needs of your department.