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Teamwork

  1. 1. Bellringer Have you ever been part of a team? What did you like and/or dislike about it?
  2. 2. Teamwork <ul><li>Career Planning: Workplace Skills </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objective <ul><li>Students will investigate the use of teamwork in the workplace by participating in a class discussions and completing an advertising activity, as measured by a series of reflective questions. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Focus Questions <ul><li>How are teams used in the work place? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills make an effective team member? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a personality that works well with others, or do you prefer to work alone? </li></ul>
  5. 5. LESSONS OF THE GEESE
  6. 6. LESSONS OF THE GEESE In the fall when you see geese heading south for the winter flying along in the &quot;V&quot; formation,
  7. 7. LESSONS OF THE GEESE you might be interested in knowing what science has discovered about why they fly that way.
  8. 8. LESSONS OF THE GEESE It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following.
  9. 9. LESSONS OF THE GEESE By flying in a &quot;V&quot; formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
  10. 10. LESSONS OF THE GEESE Quite similar to people who are part of a team and share a common direction get where they are going quicker and easier,
  11. 11. LESSONS OF THE GEESE because they are traveling on the trust of one another and lift each other up along the way.
  12. 12. Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go through it alone, LESSONS OF THE GEESE
  13. 13. LESSONS OF THE GEESE and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the power of the flock.
  14. 14. LESSONS OF THE GEESE If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation and share information with those who are headed in the same way that we are going.
  15. 15. LESSONS OF THE GEESE When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates back in the wings and another goose takes over.   It pays to share leadership and take turns doing hard jobs.
  16. 16. LESSONS OF THE GEESE The geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep their speed.
  17. 17. LESSONS OF THE GEESE Words of support and inspiration help energize those on the front line, helping them to keep pace in spite of the day-to-day pressures and fatigue.
  18. 18. LESSONS OF THE GEESE It is important that our honking be encouraging.   Otherwise it's just … well … honking!
  19. 19. LESSONS OF THE GEESE Finally, when a goose gets sick or is wounded and falls out, two geese fall out of the formation and follow the injured one down to help and protect him.
  20. 20. LESSONS OF THE GEESE They stay with him until he is either able to fly or until he is dead, then they launch out with another formation to catch up with their group.
  21. 21. LESSONS OF THE GEESE When one of us is down, it's up to the others to stand by us in our time of trouble.
  22. 22. LESSONS OF THE GEESE If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other when things get rough …
  23. 23. LESSONS OF THE GEESE We will stay in formation with those headed where we want to go.
  24. 24. LESSONS OF THE GEESE The next time you see a formation of geese, remember their message that:
  25. 25. LESSONS OF THE GEESE &quot; IT IS INDEED A REWARD, A CHALLENGE AND  A PRIVILEGE  TO BE A CONTRIBUTING   MEMBER OF A TEAM&quot;
  26. 26. LESSONS OF THE GEESE Author: Dr. Robert McNeish, 1972, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Powerpoint: Gord Evans, Pefferlaw, Ontario, Canada
  27. 27. How are teams used in the work place? <ul><li>How would you define teams ? </li></ul>
  28. 28. Teams <ul><li>A number of persons associated together in work or activity. </li></ul><ul><li>A group on one side. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Example of Teamwork <ul><li>Military – Special Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Athletics – Obvious </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations – Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Congress – Special Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Factories – Assembly Lines </li></ul><ul><li>Education – Lesson Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Construction – Building a House </li></ul><ul><li>Medical – Doctors and Nurses in Surgery </li></ul>
  30. 30. What skills make an effective team member? <ul><li>What are skills? </li></ul>
  31. 31. Skills <ul><li>A developed or acquired ability. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability that comes from training or practice. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Skills Examples <ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-Tasking </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul>
  33. 33. Do you have a personality that works well with others, or do you prefer to work alone? <ul><li>How would you describe your personality? </li></ul>
  34. 34. Personality <ul><li>The emotional and behavioral characteristics of a person. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Personality Traits <ul><li>Dependable </li></ul><ul><li>Well-organized </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Cautious </li></ul><ul><li>Demanding </li></ul><ul><li>Independent </li></ul><ul><li>Self-confident </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Serious </li></ul><ul><li>Supporter of law and order </li></ul><ul><li>Humorous </li></ul><ul><li>A perfectionist </li></ul><ul><li>Patient </li></ul><ul><li>Disorganized </li></ul><ul><li>Introvert </li></ul><ul><li>Dependent </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>A great listener </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Bossy </li></ul><ul><li>Intimidating </li></ul><ul><li>Competent </li></ul><ul><li>Messy </li></ul><ul><li>Picky </li></ul>
  36. 36. Poster Board Activity <ul><li>Work as a group and design a Billboard Advertisement for one of the following companies (remember to work as a group and use each and everyone individual skills): Ten Minutes! </li></ul><ul><li>Verizon </li></ul><ul><li>Nike </li></ul><ul><li>McDonalds </li></ul><ul><li>Motel 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart </li></ul>
  37. 37. Advertising Images Almost every business requires advertisement, most companies have advertising teams that think of the images and sayings used by certain companies.
  38. 38. Activity Reflection <ul><li>How did you work as a team? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills did you personally bring to the table? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the overall result of the billboard? </li></ul>
  39. 39. Recap <ul><li>Teamwork is used in many different careers. </li></ul><ul><li>The more skills you possess the more you can bring to the table when working with teams. </li></ul><ul><li>Your personality has a lot to do with your ability to work in a team atmosphere. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Reflection <ul><li>How can understanding your personality help you make a wise choice when choosing a career? </li></ul><ul><li>Should a career match your personality? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you find happiness in a career that contradicts your personality? </li></ul>

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