Do your people work as effective teams or as groups of individuals?

(1) Teams form with no measurable mission

(2) little team sharing of value and belief systems

(3) limited matching of skills to identified task, and almost no discussion of internal accountabilities, methods of resolving conflict, individual drivers of motivations and rewards. And, organizations wonder why teams plateau, flounder, or simply become dysfunctional.



Bottom Line, Inc. has been nationally recognized by the U.S. Government for our success in building teams, building trust between dysfunctional teams, and “jump starting” teams that have plateaued or are simply stuck on “No Go”. Our secret is in how we “front end” load each team in terms of organization and structure. Which, incidentally is our approach with each of our valued customers before we engage in designing any project, large or small.


Bottom Line personnel have created, trained, coached, facilitated, and "jumpstarted" teams for over two decades. Our success stems from emphasis on "front-end loading" teams for success, and implementation of structured steps through the various stages of team dynamics. We help team members cultivate shared feelings of trust, commitment, and accountability. We create cohesive, process oriented teams that focus on tangible objectives which impact the bottom line.


  • Team Structure Our experts get teams off to the right start by “front-end loading” for success. Team are formed either to implement, create breakthrus, manage process, or resolve problems. This means teams must be structured against the requirements of their charter, which will vary significantly depending on the result required. High functioning teams have structure to enable them to focus on the mission, initially guided by agreed upon roles and responsibilities, conflict resolution, shared values, contingency planning and decision making options.


  • Team Intervention Many teams burn out or plateau long before they achieve net results. Bottom Line will analyze the gaps, identify the “bottlenecks” and get the team back on track.


  • Remote Teams How to manage remote and virtual employees and teams, The essential fundamentals and cutting-edge strategies for capitalizing on this powerful, focused and productive group. How to avoid the headaches that trip up most remote-based teams. How to maintain communication skills and rhythm with virtual teams. Tools for performance management of remote teams.


  • Team/Group Leadership Team and Group Leaders often have the difficult task of leading team and groups without formal authority. They must rely on power and influence, negotiation strategies and motivational techniques. Bottom Line 2 day Team Leader Training provides these leaders with real time skills they will be able to apply immediately with their teams. (For more information,  go to (Leadership page).

Team Leadership - Conflict Resolution - Self Directed Teams
Team Interventions - Collaborative Problem Solving
Team Dynamics
leadership training and development
"The emphasis on directing teams toward internal/external customer service is excellent."
Phyllis Hartman
Manager Educational Services
Society of Automotive Engineers
"My factory was divided by many years of Union verses Management attitudes that resulted in an environment focused on conflict and not collaboration. Tom Fehlman from Bottom Line Training was instrumental in bringing together a diverse team of hourly employees, factory supervision and management staff to get us on the right tracks toward building trust and instilling a collaborative atmosphere. Tom's leadership and ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization were fundamental to the groups' success and ultimately improved financial performance of the business."
Pat Dunn
Siemens Energy