The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

This learning experience prepares individuals for success in teams. This requires individuals to Trust each other, engage in Conflict around ideas, Commit to decisions, hold one another Accountable and focus on achieving collective Results. Individual members will learn about their own personality styles and those of their team members – based on the Everything DiSC model – and how their styles contribute to the overall success of the team. It helps them make better, faster, decisions, taps into the skills and opinions of all members, avoids wasting time and energy on irrelevant issues, creates a competitive advantage and makes working together fun.

The single most untapped competitive advantage is teamwork.

To gain this advantage, teams must:

  • Trust one another
  • Engage in Conflict around ideas
  • Commit to decisions
  • Hold one another Accountable
  • Focus on achieving collective Results

What does this program do?

The program helps teams understand how they score on the key components of The Five Behaviors model: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. Individual team members will learn about their own personality style and the styles of their team members—based on the Everything DiSC® model—and how their style contributes to the team’s overall success.

Participants Take-Aways

  • Make better, faster decisions
  • Tap into the skills and opinions of all members
  • Avoid wasting time and energy on politics, confusion and destructive conflict
  • Avoid wasting time on the wrong issues
  • Create buy in by avoiding reiteration of the same topics
  • Create a competitive advantage
  • Enjoy being part of a cohesive team!

Program Components


  • Facilitation: 7 modules with over 40 minutes of video and annotated facilitator reports
  • Assessment: 3 sets of questions – full, adaptive version of Everything DiSC, team survey, and team culture
  • Individual Profiles, Team Progress Reports, and one-on-one Comparison Reports
  • Participant handouts, take-away cards and activities
  • Research: Podcasts, online resources and a report
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The Five Behaviors

The Behaviors of a Cohesive Team walks intact teams through a journey to grow in five areas: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. The evaluation is an effective tool for tracking growth. The team will create a baseline for the existing situation by first conducting the evaluation at the beginning of the development activity. Afterward, conducting a re-assessment will give the team useful feedback about where they are progressing and where more effort needs to be put after they have learned and practiced new abilities.  

The Secret to Successful Team Dynamics

  • Trust Each Other – The members of great teams have a core emotional trust for one another and are at ease being open and honest with one another about their flaws, faults, worries, and habits. They reach a stage when they are able to communicate with one another without any restrictions
  • Take Part in Conflict around Ideas – Teams with strong interpersonal trust aren’t hesitant to debate important concepts that are essential to the success of the company. They don’t hold back when it comes to challenging, questioning, and disagreeing with one another in the pursuit of the best solutions, the truth, and wise choices 
  • Stick with Decisions – Even when different team members initially disagree, disagreement surrounding ideas helps teams establish commitment to outcomes. This is because they make sure that all viewpoints and ideas are presented, discussed, and taken into account, providing team members the assurance that no detail has been overlooked
  • Hold Each Other Accountable – One of the Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is accountability. Those who are committed to their decisions and performance standards aren’t afraid to hold one another accountable for upholding them. Additionally, they don’t look primarily on the team leader for accountability
  • Pay Attention to Achieving Group Goals – Team members are more likely to put aside their individual interests and agendas and concentrate on attaining collective goals if they have mutual trust, participate in conflict over ideas, commit to decisions, and hold one another responsible. They resist the need to put the communal outcomes that characterize team success ahead of their departments, professional goals, or ego-driven prestige

Each team member is given a DiSC behavior-style assessment as part of the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. The findings are plotted on a single graph that displays each team member’s personality and behavioral “style” (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness). A major factor in how people present themselves and interpret the words and actions of others is their personality and behavioral style. The team as a whole is able to collaborate more successfully by developing a deeper understanding and stronger appreciation of each team member’s style.  

Due to its strength and rarity, teamwork is the ultimate competitive advantage. A team that works well together may realize its potential, which leads to a more wholesome and effective workplace. Beyond simply assisting firms in becoming more effective, strengthening teamwork is a crucial endeavor. Additionally, it lessens the stress and discontent of the employees in those firms, which has a significant effect on their friends’ and families’ life as well. Team members can get a feel of their particular strengths and potential improvement areas through the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team examination. It’s a tool that analyzes the dynamics of the team across the five core behaviors so that team members can determine what changes are required to become a higher performing team. 

Usefulness of 5 Behaviors

Most people are intelligent, competent, and sincerely want to help. They are aware that working as a team will help them accomplish more. The solution is the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. In the most approachable, competent, and efficient manner possible, it is an assessment-based learning experience that aids individuals and businesses in revealing what it takes to create a really cohesive and effective team.    

Discovering what it takes to reach the ultimate competitive edge of a high performing team is made possible through the unique learning experience which is The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. A set of leading-edge workplace evaluation tools has been used to create a ground-breaking program that has been proven to deliver business results. The team development program’s straightforward objective is to increase team effectiveness and productivity through knowledge of and use of The Five Behaviors. In the most approachable, competent, and efficient manner possible, it is an assessment-based learning experience that aids individuals and businesses in revealing what it takes to create a really cohesive and effective team.   

How does this Program Work?

The program aids teams in comprehending their collective performance on the five core tenets of The Five Behaviors model: commitment, dispute resolution, outcomes, and trust. Based on the DiSC model, each team member will also comprehend their own personality style and the styles of their teammates: How each of these attributes contributes to the success of the team as a whole is described by the letters D, I, S, and C. The program is only intended for complete teams and workgroups. The Five Behaviors Model is used to teach team members how to collaborate more effectively and efficiently and to grow closer as a unit. A successful, well-functioning group:  

  • works faster and has better decision-making
  • utilizes the abilities and viewpoints of all members
  • avoids wasting time and effort on ambiguity, dispute, and politics
  • prevents wasting time by repeatedly discussing the same themes and the wrong concerns due to a lack of buy-in
  • gives one a competitive edge
  • Is more enjoyable.    

Benefits to the Organization

Employees can work effectively together and feel like they contribute to the group’s success when there is a team environment at work. Employees that operate in a cohesive atmosphere put more emphasis on team goals than individual success and are inspired by the team’s efforts. In order to teach team members how to work together more effectively and to become more involved, Patrick Lencioni’s influential teamwork model and everything DiSC combine to create The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.  This helps in – 

  • fostering closer bonds and collaborative teamwork
  • Make the environment more motivating so that chores can be completed 
  • reduce interpersonal tension and disagreement
  • Increasing group output  

This program is suitable for usage with complete teams at all organizational levels. Successful businesses all over the world have embraced this program as a potent learning tool for effective leadership and team building. The objective of this team development program is to assist team members in comprehending, embracing, and putting The Five Behaviors into practice. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team workshop participants learn what it takes to create a team that is genuinely cohesive and productive. These useful, results-driven training courses improve performance, effectiveness, and productivity at work. It has helped with challenges relating to leadership, generational differences, professional presence, and personal performance. 


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We believe that humans have an unlimited capacity to learn. You may differ in your natural talents, preferences, and learning styles; but YOU can be whatever YOU set out to be. The world is your oyster!


The role of a facilitator and trainer in adult learning, is to challenge the assumptions,reframe the experience, and change perspectives. They enable learning by creating conversations that enable the learners to reflect on their own personalities, experiences, and priorities.


Teamwork that leads to high, consistent performance, represents the highest form of competitive advantage. Teamwork is not a function of time, role, or situation, but is an outcome of a collective goal – a conscious, consistent, and targeted effort by each of the team members.

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