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Develop Cohesion Competency Domain


The best measure of a team is how well it performs under pressure. When the going gets tough, the tough get going… by working together as a team. This maxim holds true for front-line teams, executive teams, and all other teams in between, including yours. You can boost teamwork by developing the cohesion of your team. The result will be more supportive and dependable relationships. Developing cohesion enhances well-being, reduces stress, and enables your team’s creativity and collective decision-making. Cohesive teams in the workplace are better able to overcome adversity, and then adapt and grow together because of that adversity.



Develop Cohesion Leader Tasks:

Task 1: Analyze team cohesion.

Task 2: Organize people to work in teams.

Task 3: Promote trust between team members.

Task 4: Ensure mutual respect between team members.

Task 5: Train the team.

Task 6: Manage expectations.

Task 7: Talk about setbacks.

Supporting Knowledge:

  • Know the relationship between cohesion and teamwork.
  • Know the relationship between social cohesion and task cohesion.
  • Know why developing cohesion builds resilient teams.
  • Know how to develop cohesion.
  • Know the relationship working in teams and shared leadership.
  • Know why organizing people to work in teams helps develop cohesion.
  • Know how to organize people to work in teams.
  • Know why promoting trust between team members helps develop cohesion.
  • Know how to promote trust between team members.
  • Know why ensuring mutual respect between team members helps develop cohesion.
  • Know how to ensure mutual respect between team members.
  • Know why training the team helps develop cohesion.
  • Know how to train the team.
  • Know why managing expectations helps develop cohesion.
  • Know how to manage expectations.
  • Know why talking about setbacks helps develop cohesion.
  • Know how to talk about setbacks.

Updated 11/20/2022