Great teams are more important today than ever

Most of our work gets done in teams, yet research reports that many of us find collaboration isn’t working. Even though 75% of workers believe that collaboration and teamwork are important, 80% feel stressed due to ineffective communication*. If teamwork makes up such a big part of our working day, when we pay proper attention to it, we can make a huge difference in how happy, engaged and productive we are at work.

And there is an impact. According to Gallup, higher levels of engagement lead to 17% higher productivity and 21% higher profitability.

When we are able to thrive at work, this has an impact on how we feel and the work we do. We stay longer in our jobs, experience less stress and burnout, and this impacts positively on the overall performance of the team and company.

*Queen's University of Charlotte / Dynamic Signal

We created the Team Culture Programme to enable teams do their best work together

The Team Culture Programme equips your team with the skills to facilitate and co-create better ways of working whilst at the same time guiding you all through the work that you have to do. It’s a blended approach that is shaped to the needs of your team based on the stage you’re at – FIX, BUILD or SUSTAIN.

We work with teams that:

Need to FIX

Is ongoing conflict affecting engagement and productivity?

Aim to BUILD

Are you ready to take your team and culture to the next level?


Do you have a great team culture and want to keep it that way?

Let’s see how your team is doing

Take this 5-minute quiz to assess your team.

Free Team Assessment
Impact at multiple levels

This is more than “team-building”

Time and time again, research shows that teams that pay attention to their culture set themselves up for greater long-term success. High-performing teams have regular conversations about how they are working, review their habits and design new ways of working for their environment, who is on the team and the work they need to get done.

The Team Culture Programme gives your team the space and tools to start these conversations within the work you’re already doing, with structures to maintain them long after our engagement.

We use a powerful blend of facilitation, coaching, training and consultancy to support your team’s transformation over 3-6 months.


Designed to integrate into your team’s existing work so that you can see the immediate benefit.

Skills development

Helps your team develop valuable professional skills that can be used across any project and role.

Behaviour change

Works to embed positive habits, shift mindset and change behaviour for the long-term.

Through the programme, your team will:

Create strong alignment: identify team vision and values for faster decision-making.

Communicate better: understand different working styles, value contributions, manage conflict more effectively and build team cohesion.

Run effective meetings: facilitate conversations so that your time together is collaborative, productive and inclusive.

Increase connection and engagement: build team rituals, routines and processes that foster high trust and open communication.

Build resilience: be more able to adapt and respond to change, uncertainty and disruption.

Here's how to get started

Understand your team's current situation with our assessment.

Book a discovery call to talk through your team's unique challenges.

We tailor the programme around your team's culture and goals.

Start Your Team Assessment

Ready to get started? Book a discovery call today.

What our clients say

“Alison was a much-needed breath of fresh air and perspective to Nice and Serious. Her seamless workshop facilitation and invaluable team coaching skills has meant we're having an essential conversation to understand our individual working behaviours and we've already started seeing the improvements. We highly recommend the program!”

Philippa Brawn, Operations Director

The Team

Alison Coward

Programme Lead, Facilitator & Team Coach

Alison Coward is the Founder of Bracket. She is a strategist, workshop facilitator, coach and trainer and author or “A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops”. Alison has spent over 15 years helping teams work better together, working with clients such as Google, Channel 4, Barclaycard and D&AD. The Team Culture Programme brings together everything she has discovered about building high-performing teams, and finding the balance between creativity, productivity and collaboration.

Professional coaching

Alongside your team’s transformation, we provide one-on-one professional coaching to support each individual’s performance and potential, in line with the team’s collective goals. Our coaches are trained with Co-Active® Training Institute (CTI).

Caroline Storey


Caroline has over 20 years’ of marketing experience managing cross-functional teams and working on strategy, insight and capability projects for a number of well-known brands.

Daniela La Vigni


Daniela has experience leading operations in hospitality, handling the setup, recruitment, training and management for new restaurants across international sites.

Helen Blantz


Helen is an experienced conference director working with C-level global experts, and has run teams in corporates, start-ups, local government and third sector.

Take the 5-minute quiz to assess your team

Free Team Assessment