3 letter parts Think hard… Write down as many body parts as you can that ONLY have 3 letters (keep it clean ;) ) You have 30 seconds Don’t look at your neighbor’s paper, and don’t discuss!
Let’s go to the movies Teamwork happens all the time at the movies Think about a movie (or tv show) where people work together as a team Consider What was the dynamic like early on? What were the team’s goals? What strengths did each team member bring to the table?
Teamwork-Pair up … What are the elements of a good team? Working in pairs, discuss, and create a list to share with all of us
Teamwork—Groups of 3 consider this… What causes a team to be ineffective? Working on groups of 3, discuss, and create a list to share with all of us
Teamwork—Groups of 4 consider this… The group at your table has been charged with the following project: “By December 1, 2011, AFPL will offer a program entitled ‘Introducing e-book Readers’”
At your table Create a task list Assign the tasks between the four of you Be ready to share
Review—the team dynamic How did it go? What was the biggest challenge for your team? What conflicts arose as you discussed this program? How did you handle conflict?
Collaboration Defined Based on shared goals Done in a climate of trust and respect “..people bring their separate competencies to bear on a problem, and work for a solution richer in options than might have been possible working alone.”
The “5 P’s” of Successful Collaboration Passion Persistence Playfulness Projects Promotion Raspa and Ward
Barriers to Successful teams Language/Wording Assumptions—What happens when we assume? Misunderstandings Discussion/Debate Compromise Breakthrough! Scales, Matthews, and Johnson
Teamwork--barriers Negativity Lack of interest “Too busy” Others? What have you discovered?
Characteristics of Successful Collaborative Groups Group Size (4-5 is ideal) Perceptions (dependence, interdependence) Homogeneity/Heterogeneity Ethnicity/Culture Scales, Matthews, and Johnson
Team meetings Have a purpose to obtain broad input coordinate shared work processes If team members are not getting along, examine the work Often more an issue of “not knowing” vs. “not doing”
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