High Performance Teamworking

Putting a group of people together does not create a team. Team leaders need to take positive action if they are to convert a group into a team.

Our experience, however, is that team leaders rarely know how to enable effective teamworking but when we have the chance to explain our 'High Performance Teamworking' model it all makes sense.

When working with clients on building teams, alongside our model we also introduce some of the thinking of Patrick Lencioni whose work on The 5 dysfunctions of a team is both interesting and inspirational. 


Belbin's Team Roles

At Aurora we are licenced by Belbin UK to work with Team Roles and we invariably build this into our work with clients on teamworking. 'Belbin' has been around for many years and is used by thousands of organisations around the world. It is based on a framework of 9 Team Roles: Completer Finisher, Plant, Shaper, Resource Investigator, Implementer, Monitor Evaluator, Coordinator, Teamworker and Specialist.

As the theory goes, a team is likely to need all, or most of, the Team Roles to be present if it is to perform effectively. But Team Roles has uses that go way beyond team building. It can also be useful for:

  • Helping with recruitment, selection and promotion
  • Understanding our own and others' strengths and limitations
  • Dealing with harmful conflict

If you would like to know more about Belbin's Team Roles, please get in touch via our Contact page.

Case Studies

Our work on helping clients to develop High Performance Teamworking is extremely practical. We cover some theory and then apply it immediately. This can be through indoor problem solving activities, outdoor tasks or through working with partner organisations to provide challenging activities such as fire walking, arrow breaking or putting together musical performances.

In 2016 we took one of our clients to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to work with IDG (Inspirational Development Group), a civilian provider who have an agreement to use the fantastic, world-class RMAS facilities for teamworking development. And in 2017 we worked with Creative Team Events to provide a number of challenging personal and teamworking tasks culminating in a collective musical performance.