Helpful Team Behaviour
– Keeping the peace
– Being a friend
– Being enthusiastic
– Giving opinions
– Generating ideas
– Solving problems logically
– Relieving tension with humour
– Seeking approval
– Encouraging others
Key factors to successful performance of
a team – S.C.O.R.E
Clear Roles and Responsibility
– Shared purpose.
– Clearly articulated values and ground rules.
– Understanding of risks and opportunities
facing the team.
responsibilities of the team.
Clear Roles and Responsibilities:
– Clear definition of roles and responsibilities
– Responsibility shared by all members
– Specific objectives to measure individual
– Respect for individual differences.
– Open communication environment among team
– Rapid response to the team’s problems.
– Effective management to change in the
internal and external environment.
– Team leader who is able to help members
achieve the objective and build the team.
– Team leader who can draw out and free up the
skills of all team members, develop individuals.
SUPPORT THE TEAM MEMBERS
Bhuvan backs his team members to the hilt,
even when they make mistakes.
It is indeed important in any team
that the captain backs
the right person, at the right time, for the right job.
Characteristics of Good Team
Train members for empowerment
Provide full information to team
Knows all team members
Develop team spirit
Encourage members to excel
Create an enthusiastic environment
Shares success with members
A fully functioning team can
Work together successfully
Solve problems and reach decisions in a way that
incorporates individual input
Reach decisions through consensus
Can adapt to change
Achieve or exceed desired results
Importance of Team Building Activity
Leads one’s mind to creativity.
Encourage one to take initiative.
Combined effort to single target.
Provide space for individual growth.
Broaden one’s vision.
Rewards and recognition moves side by side.
Impact of Team Building Activity
Groom one’s personality.
Feeling of ‘WE’ flourish.
Developing trust we co-workers.
Sense of responsibility develop instead
(One Indian = 10 Japanese, 10 Indians = One
• When the Japanese came to work in India to develop
the Maruti Suzuki car, a joke went around that one
Indian was equal to 10 Japanese: Indians were very
smart, capable and dedicated individuals. But 10
Indians were equal to 1 Japanese: Indians lacked team
spirit and co-operation.
• What makes matters even worse is our "crab"
mentality - if someone is trying to climb higher and
achieve more, the others just drag him down. The
signal that the others send out is, "I wouldn't do it; I
wouldn't let you do it; and if by chance you start
succeeding, we will all gang up and make sure that you
don't get to do it."
Sam Pitroda: "In my younger days in the US, I
attended an executive seminar for Rockwell
International, where about 25 senior company
executives had congregated for a week for strategic
discussion. In the evenings, we would break out into
five different groups of five people each. In those
group workshops, someone would delegate tasks,
saying: "You make coffee; you take notes; you are the
chairman; and you clean the board". The next day,
there would be different duties for each group
member. No one ever said, "But I made coffee twice
or I cleaned the board entire day". I thought to
myself, if this were happening in India, people would
be saying, “ But I'm the senior secretary - why should
I make the coffee and you be the chairman?"
Hierarchy comes naturally to our minds.