Team Alignment

Team Alignment

  • What are the obstacles to creating a true team?
  • Where and when do teams fail? Where do they succeed?
  • What are the tensions that must be addressed to ensure the success of a team?
  • How can you begin to work collaboratively in new ways?
  • Where does true collaboration come from?
  • Around what values and principles are teams aligned?
  • How does this alignment guide our processes, decisions and behaviors?


Teams can achieve agreement fairly easily, but that agreement is often short-lived and disappears when the real stresses and practicalities of a project or circumstance take hold. True team alignment is more difficult to realize, but infinitely more powerful in the long run to help a group achieve the goals of the organization.

The key to a team’s success lies in the ability to be truly aligned and share a purpose for the work they do. We have consistently found that for a group to be truly aligned, they must tap into what they value, individually and collectively. A common understanding of those values, and of what matters to each other, changes the culture, the way people act with one another and, in turn, the quality of the work.


At TAI, we have spent many years advising and coaching individuals and groups to bring out their deepest collaborative potential. Organizations that do not actively promote true alignment are more likely to fail, not only because they cannot respond to the needs of the business, but because their people become dispirited, uninspired and unproductive.

Our group alignment work is archeological, digging under the obvious goals and objectives of the group. We work with you to uncover essential information about the team.

Some of the many benefits that result from this experiential group work include:

  • Cultivating higher levels of trust, candor and humanity
  • Encouraging personal empowerment
  • Having fun and playing
  • Affirming the essential role that the team plays in the scope of the company
  • Empowering everyone to learn and effectively embrace new tools and new ways of thinking