A successful team puts all of its efforts in realising the set objectives. Nowadays, effectiveness is almost impossible without teamwork. A successful team is a team with self-confidence; its members know their strengths and use all of their competencies to realise their objectives. The team members of a successful team trust one another, use one another, support one another, and complement one another. A successful team achieves much more as what a collection of individuals would achieve. The 3D Team Effectiveness Seminar (3D TES) is a logical step towards a more effective organisation. It is an in-company seminar, attended by a management team, a business unit team, or some other team of the organisation. The 3D TE builds on what the team members learned in the management training ‘3D Effective Management’ (3D EM), and allows participants to apply knowledge, skills, and experience in their everyday work situation. The 3D TE brings coherence in the output of divisions, business units, departments, teams, and managers, and promotes the cooperative power within the organisation.
Reddin’s approach includes:
Both the 3D TE I and the 3D TE II will require two consecutive days of training. Prior to a management team training, the team has a preliminary meeting with the consultant delivering the 3D TE. Afterwards team members individually prepare by carrying out a number of assignments. Such preliminary work will take them about 6 to 10 hours to complete. During the management team training, the specifics are to be decided upon by the team, be it within the context of the management team training structure.
Typically 3D TE is being applied in two phases.
The first phase is called 3D TE I and deals with establishing the effectiveness areas of the team and the individual team members relative to the rest of the organisation. When coaching, the team will reach a consensus about their required output. Though difficult at times it also offers huge benefits:
The second phase is called 3D TE II and starts with a review of the agreements that result from the
3D TE I phase and the results they have achieved in the workplace. Next the power of cooperation of the team is being evaluated. The team analyses the degree of task orientation, relationships orientation, and effectiveness of team members, and will be asked to develop a plan for improvement. Other elements of cooperation are being evaluated: How the team reaches decisions, whether the team looks critically at the habits that have developed in the way meetings are being held, and whether the present team structure is adequate still. Within a team one will find different styles of cooperation. These will be evaluated against the 3D management theory. From that session, it will become clear whether the team is able to operate as flexibly as the individual team members are. Team members will decide whether changes are required.
After a 3D Team Effectiveness Seminar, a team has:
(3D TE I)
(3D TE II)
The Reddin method is all about success, effectiveness, and being decisive. Achieving success is achieving excellent results. The Reddin method is also about people: managers and employees.