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You can have a more cohesive team

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® assessment provides

  • a model and vocabulary to use with your team to discuss areas of dysfunction or cohesion,
  • a self-analysis that begins the discussion with honest disclosure,
  • and a clear and challenging model for implementation.

This assessment combines the self-knowledge you obtain through Everything DiSC with the transformative model Patrick Lencioni introduced in his best-selling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

We got past the really uncomfortable conversations...

The online assessment

Participants answer survey questions in three sections. The first is a set of questions used to determine one’s DiSC profile. The following sections evaluate how frequently the team engages in the five behaviors and the team’s culture. Team behavior is evaluated and members are asked about what behaviors they find appropriate for their team.

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Five Behaviors of a Cohesive TeamThe report

The 36-page report

  • explains the team model
  • provides an overview of the respondent’s DiSC style,
  • poses a number of items for team discussion.
Discussion items are based up the scores of the individuals and the team as a whole.

Each of the five behaviors — Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results — are covered. Each of sections feature

  • the team’s results
  • the impact your DiSC style and those of your team members can have on this behavior
  • additional learning tools or team insights
  • discussion items
  • an action plan.
The report ends with a summary of your team’s strengths and its challenges, with additional discussion questions.

Sample report

What you need to prepare for

Teamwork ultimately comes down to practicing a small set of principles over a long period of time. Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory, but rather embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence.   
— Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

This assessment works best if there is a commitment to team building from your senior leadership. The information you gather here isn’t something you can cover in a two-hour training and be done. We recommend that you tailor your trainings to meet the needs of your team. To be most effective, you’ll want to revisit this model and the action plans again and again. That might mean half-day trainings held monthly over five months.

The process of building trust and mastering conflict can be emotional. Participants occasionally cry, get angry, or withdraw. Facilitators need to be comfortable handling such situations.

Teams should be relatively small, from three to twelve people, to gain the most from this assessment and facilitation. Teams should already be meeting regularly and have a shared purpose, with individual responsibilities.

Going through this assessment and training can transform your organization. You’ll certainly discover people becoming more engaged and committed. You might also discover a few who will not find alignment and need to be assisted out of the team.

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Sample Five Behavior of a Cohesive Team reports

PDF file:  The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team sample report

PDF file:   Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Annotated Team Report (for facilitator's use)

PDF file:  Comparison Report for Five Behaviors (A to B)
PDF file:  Comparision Report for Five Behaviors (B to A)


PDF file:  Your teams can do better

Case studies

Success with The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®