Building Effective Teams

With few exceptions, most of us have to work as part of a team. This topic provides skills on how to build teams for optimum results – from identifying different types of teams, appreciating the various roles and leadership styles needed, through to how to motivate and celebrate success. It also addresses how to sustain teamwork and how to work with a group to continually improve team effectiveness and results.

It's more than just a course.

This is a learning journey.



On-demand digital learning playlist



Live session delivered virtually or in-person



Supporting on-demand digital learning playlists | 30-minute follow up coaching session (optional extra for teams)

Learning Journey

For our learning journeys we use our proven excite, engage, embed method to ensure the learning experience is engaging and the learning is sustained. The full details of the programme are shown below.

Course Code: OV-TE

  • half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)

  • This is available for individuals, groups and teams

  • Part of our Core Library

This course will help you to understand what makes teams effective, and how to address some of the issues that can make them ineffective. You will explore a set of building blocks that support the development of an effective team, and will consider how to leverage the intrinsic drivers that motivate people and teams. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a live challenge, where you will work in a team to complete a project and evaluate your performance. Finally, you will analyse the four stages of team development, identifying where your team is right now and which leadership style will be most effective for moving your team forward.

This course is suitable for anyone who manages a team and would like to understand more about team dynamics and the role of the manager in helping the team to evolve towards high performance.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • State the characteristics of an effective team
  • Plan to take the required steps for building an effective team
  • Take action to mitigate the issues that can cause team dysfunction
  • Identify actions to increase levels of motivation among team members
  • Apply the building blocks of effective teams to a live challenge
  • Evaluate your own team‘s current development stage
  • Identify the appropriate leadership style for your team
  • Implement a set of planned actions to improve the effectiveness of your team

For groups & teams

Live session delivered virtually or in-person. Up to 15 people per programme.

From £3000 (+VAT)

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For individuals

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Bitesize Sessions

Available for delivery to groups and teams, our bite-size learning sessions are short bursts of knowledge covering the what, why, and how of a topic, and delivered at pace. Expert-led sessions can be delivered virtually, face-to-face, or you can choose a combination, and they can be run either standalone or up to three sessions in a day.

Team Effectiveness

Team Effectiveness

Course Code: VILT-TE

  • 90-minute live session delivered virtually or in-person (Perfect for use as part of a blended learning programme)

  • This is available for groups and teams

  • Part of our Core Library

Building successful teams is crucial for any organization. They drive performance, foster innovation, and sustain growth. An effective team collaborates well and is a supportive environment where members feel safe to express ideas, share concerns, and take risks without fear of negative consequences. This psychological safety, coupled with clear goals and expectations, enhances a team’s productivity and engagement.
You can build an effective team by understanding the stages of team development and how to guide members toward high performance. You’ll need to nurture trust, establish open communication, and define clear goals, roles, and responsibilities. Helping any team to thrive is a process of continuous improvement that involves regular feedback and reflection on activity and dynamics.
In this interactive course, you’ll learn strategies for crafting a compelling team purpose, creating psychological safety, and managing team dynamics for sustained high performance. The session will equip you with tools and techniques to promote high engagement, adaptability, learning, and accountability in your team. 


  • Do you find yourself questioning how effective your team is?
  • Do you sometimes find the building blocks to an effective team elusive?
  • Are you unsure of how best to support your team toward high performance?
  • Do you want to cultivate psychological safety within your team?
  • Are you wondering how to get your team members to work together?

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Establish the foundations of an effective team
  • Know the importance of psychological safety and how to create it within your team
  • Identify your team’s stage of development 
  • Recognize how to create and maintain a high-performing team
  • Explore how to balance psychological safety with accountability for performance

This virtual session can be combined with:
Team Effectiveness - Virtual Learning Skill Drill

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Online Learning

Our award-winning learning content library is expertly created, easy to consume, and visually engaging and it can be experienced through a range of modalities - Fluidbooks, videos, animations, podcasts, infographics, quizzes and more. Use our digital learning content to support on-demand or blended learning provision within your organisation. Hundreds of topics are available in multiple global languages.

Building Effective Teams

Building Effective Teams

Core Content

  • Building Effective Teams Fluidbook
  • Building Effective Teams Infographic
  • Building Effective Teams Animation
  • Building Effective Teams Quiz
  • Building Effective Teams Thrive in Five
  • Building Effective Teams Scenario Cards

Bonus Content - available in English only

  • Building Effective Teams Thrive in Five 2


Building Effective Teams
See our engaging content in action

See our engaging content in action

Find out more about our learning content… we provide a range of formats and media types to support different learning styles, and time pressures and to keep the learning engaging. Find out more about the different modalities and view some examples…

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Build a customised programme

Use our building blocks approach to create a customised programme to suit your specific needs and context, at the pace you need. 
Talk to us about what you want to achieve.


Step 1

Choose the core blocks you want (from our content library)


Step 2

Consider what blocks you want to customise (to make it your own)


Step 3

Review any additional technology and support services we can help you with (to bring the truly bring the learning experience to life)


Step 4

We’ll create the optimum journey for your learners

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The building blocks menu of options

To help achieve the pace and agility you need, we encourage you to make use of what we already have (our core library) and make it your own. There’s no need to ‘recreate the wheel’ - build from what we have ‘ready to go’ and then customise what you need to.

Choose from across our range of 100+ core topic areas.

Online self-study:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Applying what you have learned - action learning prompts/exercises
  • All assets under a topic/collection
Live expert-led:
  • Pre-built team experience (learning journey)
  • Live workshops - virtual or in-person training (1 x half-day live session in a day; 2 x half-day live session in a day)
  • Bitesize (1 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 2 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 3 x 90-min bite-size session in a day)
  • Run-it-yourself
  • Coaching – per hour (Follow-up; Learning programme; Transitioning together; Team effectiveness; Career coaching; Leadership & executive; Skills performance coaching)
  • Group facilitation sessions (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day
  • Leadership lab session (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day)
  • Virtual delivery platform licence
Personalisation for live events:
  • Add your logo
  • Tailored
  • Branded
  • Fully customised
Bespoke content creation:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts with bespoke or your content
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Digital badges/certificates
  • Live expert-led bite-size or workshop session
Bespoke printed communication/learning assets:
  • Handouts
  • Z-cards
  • Zappar AR for Z-card
  • Action learning prompts/exercises
  • Bespoke Hub annual subscription fee (per user)
  • Hub implementation
  • Subscription (open) hub
  • Booker portal
  • Delivery – Virtual or in-person facilitator; virtual producer
  • Faculty management
  • Delegate management
  • Instructional design
  • Specialist instructional design
  • Learning journey curation
  • Logistics support
  • Project management
  • Customer success management
  • Branding & creative communication
  • Graphic design
  • Translations services
  • Proofing/QA
  • Data insights & engagement
  • Consultancy
  • Supplier management
  • Managed Learning Services
The building blocks menu of options

Our approach

Successful learning programmes don’t just happen by accident: Our 4E learning journey model ensures maximum transformational power (and it’s informed by decades of adult learning best practices and proven real-life hybrid learning effectiveness).

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