Build a Culture of Effective Teams

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“Team members today are working on multiple teams, across multiple geographies and initiatives, with contractors and partners and employees all mixed together in an extraordinary amount of diversity.  In this new work environment, creating a culture of effective teamwork that everyone can tap into is even more important.”

–Mark Kenny, Chief Hippo

The Model

Based on the bestselling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, our model has been used by thousands of teams to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and build cohesion.  We help your team succeed by helping it implement this model.

Behavior #1: Trust One Another

When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, it forms a safe environment that creates and builds vulnerability-based trust.

Behavior #2: Engage in Conflict Around Ideas

With trust, team members are able to engage in unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas.

Behavior #3: Commit to Decisions

When team members are able to offer opinions and debate ideas, they feel heard and respected, and will be more likely to commit to decisions.

Behavior #4: Hold One Another Accountable

Once everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable.

Behavior #5: Focus on Achieving Collective Results

The ultimate goal is the achievement of results, unlocked through implementing the model’s principles of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, and Accountability.

Learn more about the model.

What Results Can I Expect?

The goal of creating a culture of effective teamwork is to give every individual a foundation so that:

  • Existing teams improve their results
  • Newly formed teams become effective more quickly
  • Teams across different departments, geographies, or groups know how to work together
  • Everyone has a common framework and language for effective teamwork



Teams make better, faster decisions instead of getting mired down in ambiguity or watered-down decisions.


A culture of accountability generates better results across the company.


People from different groups and departments work together instead of competing or prioritizing their own work.


Time and energy is spent on results, not wasting time on the wrong issues.


All ideas are on the table so that the best solution is always discovered.


The work environment is engaging, satisfying, and fun.

“The folks at Hippo are diligent about responding to our requests, asking probing questions to clarify, and providing options and solutions.”

–Laura Herbst, Fiserv

How do I build a culture of effective teams?

We provide three tools to help you build a culture of effective teams:

Our consultants will spend time to help you identify what actions are appropriate for your situation to build a culture of effective teamwork at your company.

Online Personal Profiles

An online personal profile measures how individual team members exhibit The Five Behaviors and gives them specific actions to create a culture of teamwork with those around them.

Workshop and Virtual Sessions

Informal and formal training sessions teach The Five Behaviors, review personal profiles with participants, and help your team members take action to create improved team effectiveness.

Leadership Meeting Keynotes

Leverage your all hands or leadership meetings to introduce The Five Behaviors to everyone in the company with our unique, interactive leadership experience.

More Solutions

Create a Cohesive Team

Take your team through The Five Behaviors program to improve team effectiveness, productivity, and success.

Book a Keynote

Book our highly interactive leadership experience and teach everyone how to build cohesive teams.

Purchase Resources

Purchase team assessments, facilitation kits, and other resources to support your own implementation.

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