The Five Behaviors Training Program

Based on Pat Lencioni's The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Five Behaviors Transforms Teamwork

If you loved the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team story, you will love the training program based Patrick Lencioni’s book.

The Five Behaviors provides a simple framework to improve teamwork. Furthermore, the training combines insights from DiSC to influence the discussions that take place within each step in the model.

When a team or a person is talking about conflict, their personalized report tells them how their DiSC style is impacted by Conflict. This helps make conversations more open and rich.

Need a recap of the book?

Read our summary of Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team. In this summary, you will find out who all of the main characters are, and what happened. Most importantly, the summary covers what the 5 Dysfunctions model is in relationship to the book. 

How To Start Using the Five Behaviors

Is the team really a team? This is the most important question that must be asked to decide which Five Behaviors program is right for your team and organization. Once this question is answered, trainers and organizations have two options that are available: Personal Development or Team Development. Both programs use Patrick Lencioni’s model and DiSC to create a standardized training that offer unique, personalized experiences for those that participate in the training

Unsure which program is best for you?

Increasingly, the workplace is becoming less structured. What constituted a team even 10-years ago is less defined today because of advances in digital technology and an increasingly globally connected workforce. Today, teams are becoming organized around projects and might pull from various departments for short periods of time.

To conduct a ‘team training’ today, we find it’s best to start with a training centered on how an individual can contribute towards their team first.

The Five Behaviors Personal Development profile offers learning professionals, coaches, and trainers a unique way to use Pat Lencioni’s model to help an individual recognize how they can contribute towards whatever team or project your organization requires them to join.

How Does the Five Behaviors Training Work?

The Five Behaviors takes participants through each of the five stages in steps. In both the Team and Personal Development, participants start with understanding Trust. 

Before teams and individuals can move to the next stage, they will encounter activities and discussions on how the achieve vulnerability-based trust.

What does that mean? We’ll let Pat explain how vulnerability-based trust can transform teams.

What's needed to run a Five Behaviors Workshop?

Five Behaviors Individual Report – For both the Team and Personal Development programs, all participants will take an assessment and they will receive their unique, individual report. This report combines the insights of DiSC with the Five Behaviors model. As an example, when the program covers the module on Conflict, each individual will have a section in their report that will explain their own individual preferences for engaging in conflict. This added insight will ensure discussions will be focused on development. These reports can be purchased through our website or issued through an EPIC Account.

Five Behaviors Facilitation Materials – The Five Behaviors Team and Personal Development training materials will standardize how your organization conducts these trainings. These materials provide a strong foundation to ensure you run a high quality and impactful training every time. Furthermore, you have access to activities, powerpoint, videos, and a fully scripted leaders guide. These materials are invaluable for organizations that want to run these programs with multiple teams and for trainers who want to add this program to their tool kit.

Are any follow-up tools available?

Comparison Reports – Comparison Reports are a great tool to use to help team members learn more about one another and improve their individual relationships and, by extension, their ability to work together. Based on data from the personality items in The Five Behaviors assessment, the reports are organized around The Five Behaviors model and illustrate two continua per behavior. Whether introducing new teammates, helping to build rapport, or working to resolve an interpersonal conflict, Comparison Reports can be a great addition to a Five Behaviors program. The best part is that these reports are free to use if you have an EPIC account.

Progress Reports (Team Version Only) – The goal of any Five Behaviors Team Development program is to help teams become more effective. Progress reports will now help teams measure their improvements. Changing behaviors and habits take time, and we encourage trainers to use these reports as a follow-up for the initial training that was conducted. This way, teams can revisit the content while also being able to talk about what improvements they have seen and what areas still need work.

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