Working Effectively With Other Teams | Recorded Webinar

HRDQ-U Webinars | Working Effectively With Other Teams

60 minutes

Using a team approach to achieving organizational results is a methodology that has proven to be much more effective than the old-school approach of top-down, authoritarian management. However, there are downsides to the team approach that can be problematic in this increasingly fast-moving business environment. The greatest of these downsides include restricted communication, competition and even conflict between teams that actually hurts the overall organization.

This has led to the use of terms such as “silos” and “rivalry” to describe how teams interact in many organizations. This isolation between teams is based on strong human needs that make it difficult to overcome. However, it’s possible to adopt a more effective approach to reduce inter-team barriers and respond more effectively to organizational problems and opportunities when they arise.

In this one-hour webinar, Geoff Nichols, Senior Trainer with HRDQ, provides clear reasons for ineffective communication between teams in organizations and specific tips for overcoming them.

Attendees will learn

  • Real-world consequences from poor communication between teams
  • Why teams work well to achieve their own goals even at the expense of other teams
  • Defining success in functional terms so all teams clearly understand it.
  • How to use Personality Styles at Work and other communication tools to lessen conflict
  • Celebrating organizational achievements and problems avoided due to effective inter-teamwork

Who should attend

  • Managers and leaders
  • Human resources professionals
  • Trainers
  • Organizational development professionals


Jarosław Gowin - Milwaukee School of Engineering

Geoffrey W. Nichols has a wide and deep background to draw from in helping his training and coaching clients. With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Safety Engineering and decades of managing people and processes. In his approach to management, training and coaching, he emphasizes the need to use situational leadership and the ability to flex to work colleagues’ and team members’ communication needs in order to be more successful in any job.

Business training has been Geoff’s passion for nearly all of his career. After 20 years of executive experience in Human Resources, training and operations management, he founded his own training and consulting business and has conducted over 1,200 public and private workshops. He has trained more than 30,000 people in a wide range of management and leadership topics. And he has written over 600 customized training programs for hundreds of clients- from large and small businesses to federal and state government agencies to healthcare and non-profit organizations.

Geoff has also written a book titled, “Taking the Step Up to Supervision” and numerous articles in national publications on supervision and management. He has trained throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.K. and Mainland China.

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