Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

Rethink Your Approach to Teamwork

As the workplace changes, so do team dynamics. It’s crucial to equip your team with the skills they need to collaborate effectively, no matter where they’re working.

The Five Behaviors® solutions can enhance your team’s ability to achieve results through cohesive teamwork. Our Personal Development solution helps individuals acquire the skills to “team” effectively, while our Team Development solution provides intact teams with the expertise to improve their collaboration.

Both solutions are based on best-selling author Patrick Lencioni’s teamwork model, which emphasizes Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. This model, combined with personalized insights, offers powerful, customized, and authentic team development solutions that empower both teams and individuals to create lasting change.

Select the Ideal Five Behaviors Solution
for Your Team

Personal Development

Build a Culture of Teamwork

Team Development

Develop a Cohesive Intact Team

Helps individuals gain a better understanding of themselves and others to work effectively within any team

Helps participants gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their team members’ personalities, and how to collaborate effectively.

Individuals Master Effective Teamwork

Equips Intact Teams with Skills to Work together Efficiently

Transform Team Dynamics and Culture

Enhances Team Productivity

Develop Employees at Every Level

Addresses Team Dysfunction

Who Should Use Personal Development?

Who Should Use Team Development?

Anyone

Intact Teams

Use with Up to 30 people

Use with 5-12 people

What Should the Team Longevity Be?

What Should the Team Longevity Be?

No Requirements

Designed for teams with a minimum tenure of 6 weeks



About The Five Behaviors Model

Understand how the Five Behaviors builds Trust, helps engage in healthy Conflict, fosters Commitment, ensures Accountability, and achieves Results.

Trust forms the foundation of the pyramid. Without it, achieving overall team cohesiveness is nearly impossible. Vulnerability-based trust, which involves the willingness to reveal one’s weaknesses, is essential for building the relationships needed to navigate and thrive amidst both everyday and exceptional challenges that every team encounters.

Conflict is often viewed as risky for a team because it can create hard feelings. However, with a foundation of relational trust, team members feel safe to be honest and courageous. When trust is established, conflict becomes constructive. In fact, conflict is essential for ensuring that all perspectives and aspects of issues are discussed, understood, and considered. Teams that avoid conflict tend to overlook valuable feedback, leading to poor decision-making.

Securing commitment from team members differs from achieving consensus. According to Lencioni, consensus involves compromise, which may not always produce the best outcome. Commitment arises from clarity of purpose. When facing a problem with multiple solutions, the team, through trust and constructive conflict, selects one idea to pursue. While only one idea is chosen, every member comprehends the reasoning behind the selection and supports the decision, both within the team and in external communications.

Accountability is often the most challenging behavior for a team to master. Many teams struggle to reach the point where every member consistently holds others accountable. Achieving and maintaining strong performance in the preceding steps makes accountability much easier. Over time, accountability can become an integral part of the team’s dynamic.

The primary purpose of a team is to achieve its objectives. When each preceding behavior is functioning well, every team member focuses on the team’s goal. The team goal takes precedence over individual ambitions, and everyone feels rewarded by contributing to the team’s success.

Mastering the five behaviors that foster team cohesion is a continual challenge. As circumstances evolve, such as changes in team members, leaders, or goals, teams may transition through various behaviors. Change often necessitates restarting the process, including rebuilding trust and working through each behavior.

Numerous teams are familiar with Lencioni's model, yet applying it effectively to their specific circumstances can be daunting. The Five Behaviors assessments offer a practical way for teams to implement Lencioni's principles tailored to their unique dynamics. A cohesive team not only achieves greater outcomes for the organization but also provides a more enjoyable experience for its members. The effort invested in cultivating the most cohesive team possible is undoubtedly worthwhile.

Report Options

Unlock the full potential of your team with Five Behaviors’ comprehensive suite of reports.

Personal Development

This 23-page report highlights the essential skills required to become a more effective and productive team member. It is tailored for individual learners, meaning participants don't need to be part of the same team. The concepts are explained and interpreted personally, based on your unique assessment responses.

Team Development

Personalized results for both individuals and teams. Includes strong visuals to reinforce key messages. Has context-specific and detailed feedback. Provides comprehensive tips and strategies tailored to enhance your team's effectiveness and collaboration. Adds action plans to support ongoing application of the lessons.

Comparison Report

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® Comparison Reports are 9-page documents designed to complement team profiles, serving as a valuable addition to The Five Behaviors program. These reports enhance one-on-one relationships within the team, helping members understand each other better and improve collaboration. They are useful for introducing new teammates, building rapport, resolving conflicts, and reinforcing training lessons. Typically, reviewing these reports in pairs is an assigned task between training sessions.

Progress Report

This comprehensive report provides facilitators with insights into individual and team dynamics based on DiSC assessment results. It offers strategies and best practices for facilitating productive discussions, resolving conflicts, and maximizing team effectiveness. Names are included in the report.



The Five Behaviors Facilitation Kit

Unlock all the essentials needed to effectively introduce The Five Behaviors® into your organization and foster a collaborative environment.

This comprehensive package comprises facilitation resources for both The Five Behaviors® Team Development, powered by Everything DiSC®, and The Five Behaviors® Personal Development – all bundled together! Available as a digital download or boxed kit (USB)!

Personal Development  includes:

  • Facilitator’s guide with scripted sessions and experiential activities for half day program
  • PowerPoint® slides (customizable) with embedded videos featuring Patrick Lencioni
  • Sample Report and comparison report to help facilitators prepare for facilitated sessions
  • Support materials including podcasts on each of the five behaviors, virtual activities facilitation guide, video viewing guide, and more!

Team Development includes:

  • Facilitator’s guide with scripted sessions and experiential activities for 1-day and 3-day program
  • PowerPoint® slides (customizable) with 40+ minutes of video featuring Patrick Lencioni
  • Participant handouts
  • Sample annotated team, progress and comparison reports to help facilitators prepare for facilitated sessions
  • Support materials including podcasts on each of the five behaviors, virtual activities facilitation guide, video viewing guide, and more!

The Five Behaviors® Practitioner Certification

Gain the confidence and expertise to help organizations build trust, transform culture, and Rise Together™.

Certification in the Five Behaviors® empowers practitioners to orchestrate dynamic and effective learning sessions, fostering unity within teams. Over a two-week immersive journey, blending live instruction with self-paced online modules, participants will:

Deepen their understanding of The Five Behaviors model and key principles.

Familiarize themselves with the full Five Behaviors® solution portfolio: Team Development and Personal Development.

Explore how to build, customize, and deliver impactful Five Behaviors learning experiences to address unique team development training needs.

Practice facilitation techniques while receiving feedback from peers in a supportive environment.

Gain access to Wiley’s online training center, connecting them to course content that they can continue to access as a resource after the course concludes.

Five Behaviors® Trainer Tools

The Five Behaviors™ Team Development Takeaway Cards Powered by Everything DiSC®

Take-away cards are helpful tools to keep the Five Behaviors™ alive in the organization. There are 20 sets of cards in each pack. Each set includes the following five cards:

- Building Trust (Trust)

- Healthy and Unhealthy Behaviors (Conflict)

- Clarity and Buy-in (Commitment)

- Guidelines for Giving and Receiving Feedback (Accountability)

- Collective Results (Results)

Pack of 5: The Five Behaviors of a cohesive Team™ Pens

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The Five Behaviors™ Facilitation Kit

This comprehensive package comprises facilitation resources for both The Five Behaviors® Team Development, powered by Everything DiSC®, and The Five Behaviors® Personal Development – all bundled together! Available as a digital download or boxed kit (USB)!

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