The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team ™ is a unique team tool set in the world to encourage managers and teams in the process of becoming successful and “high performing”.

Total HRM's Linda Griffiths-Brown is an Authorised Partner of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.

Teamwork is one of the most underdeveloped strategic advantages today.  To help tap into your competitive advantage, The Five Behaviors has a simple goal: to facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals and their organisations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team.

At times, working out how to get your team working together is more than the management team can manage on their own. This world-renowned, internationally recognised Team Development program is used in more than 50 countries with leading multinational companies such as Microsoft, to smaller homegrown success stories.

Based on Patrick Lencioni’s bestselling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and developed by Wiley, the program identifies and addresses the five biggest challenges faced by teams in organisations; an absence of trust, not engaging in productive conflict, a lack of commitment, not being held accountable and not achieving collective results.


  • Build the foundations for successful teamwork

  • Make better decisions

  • Improve team effectiveness

  • Develop team culture

  • Drive results

  • Ensure accountability


Every program is customised to your specific needs so please call Linda on 1800 868 254 for an initial consultation, however, standard inclusions are as follows:

  • Individually tailored profile for each participant

  • Personalised meeting with each participant before the program begins

  • 1-2 day off-site program

  • Analysis of current strengths and weaknesses within the team, as determined by the team itself

  • The program scores the team’s results against norms from 5,000 researched teams for the Five Behaviors, highlighting focus areas and giving them a score from high to low

  • Setting team goals and action plans for development to be continued post-session

  • Comparison reports between team members to improve one-on-one relationships within the group


  • Intact teams with 5-12 members

  • Organisations looking to gain a competitive advantage

  • Teams looking to develop their cohesiveness and effectiveness


Every team is different and works well in some areas and not so well in others. With this program, participants will learn how, as a team, they score on the key components of the model: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results.  Where the team is functioning well, the session is shortened to allow more time to work in the areas that do not score as well.  At the end of each session, the team will come away with clear development strategies and focus points to continue working on internally.

Linda Griffiths-Brown is an expert facilitator and will provide extensive support to move the group successfully through the discussions. For more information on The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team, please contact Linda on 1800 868 254 or email