Discovering Team Operandi

The Team Norming Process


What Is Discovering Team Operandi?

Team Operandi is the team contract to work together successfully. When teams articulate their operational expectations and contract their working arrangement (meaning they have mutually agreed on the rules for working together) they make significant steps toward accomplishing synergistic results.

The stages of forming, storming, norming and performing are commonly discussed and taught concepts of team building fundamentals. Conventional wisdom is that once a team forms, it naturally goes through a conflict stage called storming. Unfortunately, most teams never successfully move beyond the storming stage and either disband or function at a lose/lose compromise decision level, which renders the team ineffective. The phase of team development where the team establishes rules for working together is called norming. The disappointing reality is that most teams never evolve to this point. Those that do are often left to struggle through without benefit of structure or guidance.

The net result of Discovering Team Operandi (DTO) is that the storming stage is bypassed or eliminated; the tension, frustration and dysfunction that often accompany storming is not experienced by team members and, therefore, the team has a positive experience and momentum to carry them into accomplishing effective results.

How Discovering Team Operandi Fits into the Advanced Team System

The Discovering Team Operandi  Facilitator’s Guide is available as an ebook for Kindle from Amazon for $4.95. It is also a module part of Volume I of the Advanced Team System, a comprehensive guide to teamwork that is made up of three volumes. In order to experience the full benefit of the program, you will need to purchase a Facilitator’s Guide as either an ebook or the Volume I Master Facilitator Guide, Driving Team Performance. The Master Facilitator Guide includes the materials you will need to successfully lead a Discovering Team Operandi workshop and guide a team to the norming stage of teamwork.

Discovering Team Operandi

PowerPoint Presentation

This is a professional, full-color presentation that includes DTO copyright and trademark materials and graphics in an easy-to-use format. Purchase and download is agreement to terms of CCT product license.

Price: $19.95

Discovering Team Operandi

12 Participant Workbooks

The DTO Participant Workbook is a highly effective tool for the team’s tool kit. For maximum effectiveness, you will need new workbooks each time a new team begins to work together. Workbooks sold in sets of 12 for team training. Contact us for discounts on 100 or more. Price includes S&H.

Price: $29.95

Discovering Team Operandi

Print Your own Workbooks

Print your own DTO Participant Workbook is a print-ready download that allows facilitators to print their own materials on demand. For maximum effectiveness, you will need new workbooks when new teams are formed. License to print your own for training use. Not For Resale.

Price: $29.95

Discovering Team Operandi

eFacilitator’s Guide

This Guide contains the information and coaching necessary to successfully lead a DTO team training session. When accompanied by the Participant’s Workbook and PowerPoint presentation, the facilitator possesses a “turn key” professional training workshop. This digital eFacilitator’s Guide is only available through Amazon Direct for Kindle or devices with a Kindle App.

Price: $4.95