From talented individuals to extraordinary teams... YOUR TEAMS CAN DO BETTER.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is an assessment-based learning experience that helps people discover what it takes to build a high-performing team. Bringing together everyone’s personalities and preferences to develop a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge—for your people, the team, and the organization.

Who is it for?

The program is designed exclusively for intact teams and work groups. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team harnesses the power of Everything DiSC® and the clarity and simplicity of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model.

A productive, high-functioning team:

  • Makes better, faster decisions
  • Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
  • Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion,
  • and destructive conflict
  • Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues
  • and revisiting the same topics over and over again
  • because of a lack of buy-in
  • Creates a competitive advantage
  • Is more fun to be on!

What makes a team cohesive?

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is the result of the partnership between Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions and best-selling author Patrick Lencioni. Together they have created a team development program with a simple goal—to improve team effectiveness and productivity through the understanding and application of The Five Behaviors™: 

TRUST: BUILDING THE FOUNDATION OF A COHESIVE TEAM

  • Trust lies at the heart of a functioning, cohesive team and can only happen when team members are willing to be completely vulnerable with one another. This includes saying things like “I’m sorry” or “Your idea was better than mine.” A personality assessment can help people gain insight on their peers and develop empathy, two important qualities that allow a team to build trust.

CONFLICT: ENGAGING IN HEALTHY CONFLICT

  • Conflict is naturally uncomfortable, but productive conflict focused on concepts and ideas is essential for any great team to grow. When teams have a foundation of vulnerability-based trust, conflict simply becomes an attempt to find the best possible solution in the shortest period of time.

COMMITMENT: BUYING IN ON DECISIONS

  • Commitment is clarity around decisions, not consensus. With commitment, teams move forward with complete buy-in from every team member – including those who may initially disagree.

ACCOUNTABILITY: HOLDING TEAM MEMBERS ACCOUNTABLE

  • It's easy to avoid difficult conversations, but calling out peers on performance or behaviors that might hurt the team is essential to productivity. By “entering the danger” with one another, team members feel trusted, respected, and responsible for getting things done right.

RESULTS: FOCUSING ON COLLECTIVE RESULTS

  • One of the greatest challenges to team success is the inattention to results. Great teams ensure all members, regardless of their individual responsibilities and areas of expertise, are doing their best to help accomplish team goals.