Effective teams achieve great things

Effective Teams is a 1 day course that will help your team achieve outstanding success. It achieves this through a process of self-assessment and teamwork. We use the McQuaig Self-Development Survey and lots of team activities. These tools give real insight and help build genuine empathy between team members.

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
-Henry Ford

Teams excel when they are able to understand the strengths of their members. The key is to  build on those strengths. Individual members are valuEffective Teams ed for what they personally bring to the team. Individuals who are valued are naturally more engaged.

Engaged team members are:

  • Loyal,
  • More productive and;
  • Contribute to the overall success of the group.

An Effective Teams course will show your team where the strengths of its members lie. In turn, they will be able to build on those strengths. With a common language, conflict resolution should be easier and better team work can be achieved.

Why is Effective Teams different?

Effective Teams uses self-assessment to help teams recognise their natural strengths. It will also show areas to improve. We also highlight performance gaps, how to gauge the team’s effectiveness, and how to improve performance.

Effective teams have 7 key components that make them stand out:

  1. Clear Sense of Direction.
  2. Talented Members.
  3. Clear and Enticing Responsibilities.
  4. Reasonable and Efficient Operating Procedures.
  5. Constructive Interpersonal Relationships.
  6. Active Reinforcement Systems.
  7. Constructive External Relationships.

This course focuses on and will help teams understand item number 5 above: Constructive Interpersonal Relationships.

We provide a framework that uses the following:

  • Attitudes: Trust, Respect, Acceptance.
  • Understanding: Self and Others’ Personalities.
  • Skills: Listening, Sharing, Providing Feedback, etc.

The course is interactive, insightful and fun!


Effective Teams was developed as a way to explore what makes some teams outperform others. This is often described as the ‘X factor’, but much of it comes down to understanding yourself and other team members.

The McQuaig Institute, established by Jack H. McQuaig in 1966, originally developed Effective Teams. Jack identified four factor models of personality and their application in businesses. He originally developed the McQuaig Word Survey®, which led to the creation of the McQuaig Self-Development Survey™.

The McQuaig Institute is a trusted partner of The Holst Group and brings over 50 years of research and experience to their courses.

All McQuaig trademarks are copyright 2016 The McQuaig Institute of Executive Development.

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