Being on a team and working on a team are not the same thing.

It's more than poor outcomes.

Employees feel exhausted, frustrated, annoyed and resentful because:

  • 80% of team report they don't hold each other accountable
  • 71% of teams report the lack of trust has created a toxic work environment
  • Team members spend an average of 7 hours per week dealing with dysfunctional team behaviors 


Sharing the load was meant to lighten the load. Many hands should be making light work not more work.
Ineffective teams not only hinder productivity but also take a toll on team members' overall well-being. It's crucial for organizations to prioritize team effectiveness to ensure a positive and productive work environment.
Own Up!® has helped hundreds of teams come together in effective ways, and we can help yours, too.


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76% of employees are on more than 2 teams.

Your business performance depends on quality teamwork, and it can be difficult to maintain the same quality if an employee is stretched too thin or dealing with team struggles that take away time from the team's goal.

Hight performing, value-increasing teams consistently:


  • Are more fully engaged in delivering results

  • Fully commit to strategies, decisions, and actions

  • Quickly build and sustain trusting relationships

  • Make better decisions through productive conflict

  • Can hold each other, as well as their stakeholders, accountable

  • Enable faster solution building

  • Drive growth



Team Orientation Facilitation
  • Team formation is both about a team’s purpose and the necessary skill sets to achieve that purpose. Get your team on the same page, get clear on the skill sets each member brings and establish team norms while building better trust and connections amongst team members.

Team Performance Coaching
  • Teaming is a verb. It requires action in the moment, like not holding back, driving productive conflict, bounding problems and critical thinking, strategizing clear shared goals as well as team decision making.  A team coach helps team members improve through naming the unseen dynamics at play, pulling focus to adapt or improve team behaviors and challenge team levels of effort.

Systemic Performance Coaching
  • Many organizations are actually teams of teams who are active stakeholders to each other. Systemic team coaches work with teams individually to improve team rigor and success by addressing the whole system of teams at play. Teaming is a journey. Having a guide can change the experience for the better.

Teaming is a Journey.

Team building does not happen in a day or at an off-site.  Teaming is a journey that begins with purpose and ends with results. Everything in-between depends on the experience level of your teammates, the consistency of teaming agreements and the continued clarity of the team’s goals.