by the HRDQ Development Team

Have you ever witnessed a winning sports team, a well-rehearsed orchestra, or a synchronized surgical unit and felt the commitment and energy the team demonstrated? What you saw was more than just teamwork - it was team synergy, a phenomenon that occurs when a team achieves greater results than the sum of its parts.

Give your team the opportunity to experience that phenomenon with Creating Team Synergy. A complete one-day programme, Creating Team Synergy focuses on 5 key issues that hinder team effectiveness. 

Using experiential tools that include learning instruments, hands-on activities, and an interactive team simulation, teams gain a clearer sense of direction, clarify roles and responsibilities, improve operating processes, and bolster both interpersonal and interteam relationships.

Learning Outcomes

  • Pinpoint the team’s current level of development
  • Recognize and reduce or eliminate blockages to maximum performance
  • Define criteria for meaningful mission, vision, and goal statements
  • Identify team member communication styles


With its range of learning tools, Creating Team Synergy is based on a variety of theories, including interteam and relationship theory as well personality style theory. The program shows the influences of Richard Beckhard, Carl Jung, William Marston, and others.

How it Works

Creating Team Synergy gives participants a well-rounded learning experience, balancing facilitator instruction with private reflection and group interaction. Through the combination of two HRDQ learning instruments, two hands-on games, an adventure simulation, and small-group activities, participants learn more about themselves as team members and how effectively their team functions. 

Uses for Creating Team Synergy

Creating Team Synergy is appropriate for intact groups or teams at all levels. The programme’s flexible training design allows facilitators to present Creating Team Synergy in one day or 2 half-days, or combine the programme with other training sessions to create an expanded learning experience.

What to Order/Product Contents

To get started, order one Facilitator Kit per trainer and one Participant Guide per participant. Participant Guides are sold separately. For larger groups, order additional Participant Guides and facilitator support materials.

Facilitator Kit includes:

  • Facilitator Guide
  • Reusable facilitator support materials to train up to 18 participants at one time
  • Tote bag

Facilitator Guide includes:

  • Administrative guidelines
  • Theoretical background
  • 2 learning instruments
  • 2 games
  • Adventure simulation
  • Activities
  • Experiential learning/training methodology
  • Training design options
  • Blank training outline
  • Participant Guide content (incorporated into Facilitator Guide)
  • CD-ROM containing Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation and reproducible masters, including Certificate of Achievement, Training Evaluation, as well as activity card and overhead transparency masters

Participant Guide includes:

  • 2 learning instruments
  • Adventure simulation
  • Activities
  • Pressure-sensitive response form
  • Interpretation of instrument results
  • Self-reflection questions
  • Action planning