TEAM BUILDING & EFFECTIVENESS

Build your team and invest
in their contribution to your organization.

TEAM BUILDING & EFFECTIVENESS

Build your team and invest
in their contribution to your organization.

More and more, organizations are relying on teams to get important work done. Whether you’re on a project, operational, leadership, functional, or cross-functional team—working locally, globally, or virtually—a large part of your team’s effectiveness is dependent on your ability to collaborate, resolve problems creatively, and contribute results.

Our goal is to make it easier for individuals and teams to contribute results for their organization.

We’ve worked with over 500 teams to help them transition and transform how they operate to create value in their organization. If there’s one thing we’ve observed about each of these teams, it’s this: 

When teams come together, they have two challenges to solve:
the challenge of what work they’ll do, and the challenge of how they’ll work together.

Most teams focus on what they’ll do.

Few focus on how they’ll work together.

As a result, they don’t have a strong foundation for thinking, collaborating and decision-making. And eventually, they find themselves having difficulty meeting their goals, managing conflict, and resolving the challenges they face; in other words, they become ineffective, or worse, risk becoming dysfunctional.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from working with so many teams, it’s this:

When teams know how to think better together,
they work better together.

Effective teams have a compelling direction, a strong structure and a supportive context. They know how to get out of silos and boxes to overcome challenges to communication, collaboration and incomplete information. They know how to think creatively to get work done.

At BridgePoint Effect, our approach is to help teams build a skill set to shift their thinking and think better together. This skill set enhances complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and cognitive flexibility. It’s a skill set that builds agility and resilience so teams have the confidence to tackle any challenge they face; so they know how to collaborate, innovate, work across functions and engage stakeholders in productive dialogue.

This isn’t fun and games, or band-aid solutions; it’s about helping your team be future-ready, agile and resilient.

We’ve worked across sectors and across functions to inspire and equip teams who need to manage change, innovate, collaborate, and work better together. We bring a structured process, research-based practices, decisive navigation, tireless creativity and forthright dialogue to help you and your teams contribute results.

As a result of working with us, clients tell us their teams:

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Trust themselves and each other to consistently deliver on results, with accountability and commitment to a shared purpose.

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Value and know how to harness diversity to collaborate, communicate and solve problems creatively – whether it be within their team or across functions.

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Have the resilience and agility to navigate uncertainty, change and constraints, complexity and ambiguity.

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Are strategic, creative, and tactical thinkers, able to keep the big picture in mind and balance the realities of their work context.

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Have the courage to keep moving forward, no matter what comes their way.

Let’s talk about how we can help your team.

Schedule a free consultation with Janice Francisco.

We’ve increased the effectiveness of teams just like yours.
Do you recognize your team in one of these scenarios?

I work on an Innovation Team

You’ve been asked to work on an innovation team with a diverse group of people. They’ve been hand-picked from across the organization and you’ve likely not worked with any of them before. Your work is split off from the core business and it’s not what you’ve been...

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My team is facing Change, Uncertainty, and Constraints

You’ve been asked to lead change in your organization and you’re concerned about your team. You’re feeling pressured to deliver more value to the organization, and what you’ve done in the past might not serve you as well in the future.  You and your team have...

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I work on a Distributed, Dispersed or Virtual Team

Call it what you want--distributed, dispersed or virtual--these kinds of teams are made up of individuals who are geographically dispersed, work across time, space, organizational boundaries and rely on communication and technology to get things done.  Team...

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I work on a Technology Team

You’re being asked to create value and deliver innovation. Your team is excited about the possibilities of new technologies, but when you bring a solution to the organization, you get a whole bunch of grief.  You’re doing your best to follow sound project...

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I work on an Engineering or Product Development Team

You’re finding that more and more of your success is dependent on your ability to workacross functions. And it’s painful. Everyone looks at the problem you’retackling from a different perspective and few people see the value of lookingbeyond next quarter’s results. ...

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I work on an R&D Team

You’re finding that more and more of your success is dependent on your ability to workacross functions. And it’s painful. Everyone looks at the problem you’retackling from a different perspective and few people see the value of lookingbeyond next quarter’s results. ...

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I work on a Project Team

Your team has been asked to lead or contribute innovation, and research and develop new products and opportunities critical to the success of the organization. But you’re finding more and more of your success is dependent upon your ability to work across functions....

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I work on an Operations Team

Yourproject is expected to deliver change to the organization. You’re doing yourbest to follow sound project management principles but your efforts at workingacross functions are frustrating. Getting stakeholders involved and interested in doing the work needed tohelp...

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