Healthy and effective teams not only improve organisational performance, but also lead to better leadership, enhanced employee well-being and engagement and improved innovation. To enable our teams to reach and maintain these key characteristics, we need to equip our managers with the confidence and skills they will need to continuously develop their teams.

Team development is not a bolt on process to be applied when a manager has time, nor is it a one-off team building event such as an away day. It is an ongoing process that is central to a manager’s ability to achieve results through other people.

Healthy and effective teams do not develop overnight. They require sustained, targeted development to ensure all team members’ work together. This team development process requires skill and needs to be handled sensitively.

Effective team-based working is supported by organisational values, clear targets and objectives and effective leadership and people management.