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Building High Performance Teams

Helping companies to build and sustain high performing teams and partnerships

Building High Performance Teams in Construction Environments

In construction environments new teams are often formed at the start of each project and at various stages of the project lifecycle. These can be instigated and led by the Client, Tier 1 contractor or JV partner.

  • Client workshops with Key Stakeholders
  • Client and delivery team collaboration workshops with designers and contractors early at each stage of the project lifecycle
  • JV formation and bid development workshops
  • Workshops as internal teams form for each new project
  • Supply-chain collaboration workshops with key suppliers / subcontractors
  • Training and coaching of managers and supervisors in team management
  • Training and facilitation for members working in multicultural teams
  • Refresher workshops as new members or organisations are added to the team
  • Facilitation as problems emerge in the team, client or JV relationship   

and specific programmes in the Nuclear sector

  • Culture change programmes to proactively manage a nuclear safety culture
  • Aligning teams and helping them to adapt to the requirements of the nuclear sector


Team Building & Collaboration Programmes

Every team dynamic is different and will depend on a variety of experiences, tenure and perspectives of the people and the goals of the organisations involved. Programmes need to be customised to your organisations context and developed to address the specific needs of your team and the experience level of the group.

Generally programmes will include the following:

  • Defining the organisation, partnership or projects vision, strategies and goals
  • Team alignment, uncovering conflicting goals, beliefs, and expectations, and aligning the team towards achieving the agreed upon common purpose or goal
  • Gain a better understanding of individual team members' strengths and weaknesses, how they prefer to work and why team members find some people easy or challenging to work with​
    • Psychological profiling tools to gain insights into the teams collaboration styles
  • Identify what is working (points of collaboration) and what is not working (points of conflict)
  • Increasing collaboration and accountability through role identification and prioritisation 
  • Agreeing team behaviours and norms
    • Agree how team members will communicate
    • How decisions will be made
    • How team members will hold each other accountable 
    • Defining how to deal with disagreements
    • Where appropriate developing a Team Charter 
  • Identify and develop a plan to remove the barriers to high performance
  • Set milestones in order to benchmark the teams' progress
  • Sustaining the improvements, creating an action plan to ensure that initiatives stay effective in the long-term.      


Contact our High Performance Team consultants or call us on 01278 732073 to learn more.


Team Management Skills Training - 1 or 2 days

Clients, Project / Construction Managers and Supervisors need to consider how they build and lead their teams at the start of each project and how they will collaborate with clients, partners and their supply chain. This course on essential team management skills along with an ongoing coaching / mentoring programme is designed to make building teams easier and more effective. 

Self-awareness. Identify your blind spots, individual strengths and development needs. Understanding your communication style and how your behaviours might impact on others. 

Understanding your Team. What motivates people and crafting engagement plans to support their success and retention. 

Establishing the Right Culture. Defining your existing organisational culture and subcultures. Developing a culture and team behaviours appropriate to the project. Recognising that cultural fit is important when it comes to hiring and retention. Managing the factors that shape group behaviour.

Onboarding. Developing onboarding practices that help new employees to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to become effective team members.

Building High Performance Teams. Recognise the characteristics of high-performing workgroups. Facilitating the formation of new teams, as new members are added or problems emerge. Creating team alignment. Establishing goals and accountability within the team. Developing trust and collaboration, giving and receiving feedback, performance management and managing conflict.

Communication, Persuasion and Influencing Skills - Establishing trust and credibility as a Leader. Leading with impact with colleagues and clients.

Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making - Asking the right questions. Using frameworks to foster more effective decision making and techniques to influence and manage group decision making.

Initiate, Drive and Lead Change - embedding Cultural and Behavioural change.

Managing Multi-Cultural Teams - to help people to understand cultural differences, appreciate different working styles and start breaking down any perceived obstacles.

Establishing collaboration between JV Partners, Supply Chain Companies and Internal Departments.


Each subject area can be expanded to provide additional depth. We can also mix and match any module from one of our other programmes to provide custom-made training specific to your needs. Psychological profiling tools such as Insights Discovery ® Profile, Myers Briggs (MBTI®), 16PF personality traits or a 360 survey can be included if required to gain insights into your leadership style.

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for Business, Department and Team Leaders who are responsible for managing construction projects, frameworks or partnerships.


See our other consultancy services for courses in people management and additional HR support in areas such as compliance, HR processes, employee relations, reward, dismissal and redundancy.


Contact our High Performance or Coaching Team or call us on 01278 732073 today to discuss where we can help you to achieve your High Performance Team goals.

Coaching & Mentoring

We can offer shorter-term coaching or longer-term mentoring support. The focus is on helping Team Leaders to step back and reflect, to gain clarity on your priorities and on what needs to change to achieve your goals. Coaches provide perspective and a safe place for dialogue to discuss concerns and test assumptions. Coaches can be a sounding board when making difficult decisions, helping to provide clearer thinking by cutting through the unhelpful ‘noise’ within. Where necessary coaches can help you to increase your self-awareness and articulate a focused self-development plan.

Our coaching team specialise and have particular expertise in coaching in the construction and nuclear sectors. We offer coaching and mentoring for individuals or leadership teams.

A typical process might include the client and coach meeting to ensure the ‘chemistry’ is right and that the skillsets of our coach meet your needs. In our first meeting we will establish the coaching objectives or areas of focus. Coaching programmes will typically comprise around four to eight sessions over an agreed timescale, while mentoring support can be ongoing on an as needed basis. Psychological profiling tools such as Insights Discovery ® Profile, Myers Briggs (MBTI®), 16PF personality traits or a 360 survey can be included if required to gain insights into your leadership style.


To learn more call us on 01278 732073.

Supporting You and Your Team to Learn, Develop and Succeed


Should you require additional support you can review our other programmes

·        Leadership Development & Coaching

·        Training & Development

·        Employee Engagement & Retention

·        Employee Relocation

·        Becoming a Supplier in the Nuclear Sector

·        HR Compliance and Best Practice

·        SME Business Consultancy

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