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  • This presentation is a brief introduction to team building , its power and potential pitfalls. AiS is a excellent example of the power of teamwork. Over the years, the coordinators have been able to use their experiences and skill-sets to design, develop and implement AiS. Over the years we have had to revisit the team building stages mentioned in these slides as new members have joined our group. We have learned to listen with each other as well as learned from each other.
  • As the team matures, members gradually learn to cope with each other and the pressures that they face. As a result, the team goes through the fairly predictable stages noted on the slide.
  • As noted in the 1993-1994 assessment report by CCT, students benefit from working in teams on their computational science projects. To help the students adapt to their team, it might be wise to have them to simple activities to build trust and establish communication between the members. However, in the context of the computational science project many of the forming actions are undertaken as the team determines what their project topic will be and narrows the focus to reach their project goal. Teachers can help students as they "form" their teams by making sure that they understand the process they will go through to get their topic. You may want to include some activities to illustrate trust and/or communication skills in a team.
  • This is probably the most difficult stage for the team. They may be floundering trying to find a project topic that is narrow enough to study or a mentor to help them. They begin to realize that this project is different than other ones that they have done in the past. Teachers can help students through this stage by encouraging members to use their individual skills and assume more responsibilities. Understanding how personality types interact can ease some of the tensions in the storming stage.
  • During this stage, team members begin to work out their differences and now have more time and energy to spend on their work. Thus they are able to start making significant progress. In the context of the computational science project, the students have probably found a mentor who is helping them and have narrowed their project focus.
  • During the performing stage, the team is now an effective and cohesive unit. As a team, the emphasize quality work; utilize each member’s talents; meet deadlines; and continue to work on team commitment. Examples of the results of good team work can be seen on the Video tapes and CDs from the National Expos. The presentation itself is an example of team work. The duration and intensity of these stages vary from team to team. Sometimes Stage 4 is achieved in a meeting or two; other times it takes months. Understanding the stages of growth will keep you from overreacting to normal problems and setting unrealistic expectations. Don’t panic. With patience and effort the assembly of independent individuals will grow into a team.
  • Teambuilding

    1. 1. Team Building
    2. 2. The Hare and the Tortoise story… <ul><li>Old moral – Slow and steady wins the race. </li></ul><ul><li>New moral – In this age of constant change, we have to learn to work with people who have strengths in other areas. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Question <ul><li>What is the difference between a group and a team? </li></ul>
    4. 4. What Is a Group? <ul><li>Groups are the collections of people who interact and function more as representatives of their area or department to achieve a goal. </li></ul>
    5. 5. WHAT IS A TEAM? <ul><li>A team is a group of people working together cooperatively towards a common goal. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Benefits of team over group <ul><li>A centralized place to develop and share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>No duplication of work </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operation rather than competition </li></ul><ul><li>Improving performance </li></ul>
    7. 8. Team Building <ul><li>Creating an opportunity for people to come together to share concerns, ideas, experiences, and to achieve common goals. </li></ul>
    8. 9. Stages in Team Building Forming Storming Norming Performing
    9. 10. Stage 1: FORMING
    10. 11. Stage 2: STORMING
    11. 12. Stage 3: NORMING
    12. 13. Stage 4: PERFORMING
    13. 14. MEMBERSHIP <ul><li>Apollo Syndrome - a team of highly intelligent people often performs worse than teams made of up 'less-able' members. </li></ul>
    14. 15. Aspects of Team Building <ul><li>Team Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Team Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Team Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Team Motivation </li></ul>
    15. 16. A good team member… <ul><li>Listens </li></ul><ul><li>Contributes </li></ul><ul><li>Respects differences </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates </li></ul><ul><li>Shares information </li></ul><ul><li>Persuades </li></ul>
    16. 17. Team Meetings <ul><li>Hold Only Necessary Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Have an Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to the Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>No Cell Phones.No emails </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Up </li></ul>
    17. 18. Leadership in a team <ul><li>Commitment to people as well as task </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm, inspiration and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to shoulder responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to make the team come together </li></ul>
    18. 19. Common Team Problems <ul><li>Overbearing or dominating participants </li></ul><ul><li>Reluctant participants </li></ul><ul><li>Unquestioned acceptance of opinions as facts </li></ul><ul><li>Feuding members </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnected/lack of contact between members </li></ul><ul><li>Jealousy </li></ul>
    19. 20. Negotiating Conflict <ul><li>Be soft on people, hard on problem </li></ul><ul><li>Find a creative solution that’s good for both </li></ul>
    20. 21. <ul><li>Busy </li></ul><ul><li>Busy can't make the meeting, no matter when it's scheduled. </li></ul><ul><li>Clock </li></ul><ul><li>Clock comes to meetings and participates, but he always leaves early </li></ul><ul><li>Tardy </li></ul><ul><li>Tardy always shows up late. Sometimes he doesn't show at all. </li></ul><ul><li>Absently </li></ul><ul><li>Nobody has seen nor heard of Absently. </li></ul>Roles people play…
    21. 22. Roles people play… <ul><li>Jokey </li></ul><ul><li>The wit </li></ul><ul><li>Whiney </li></ul><ul><li>The complainer </li></ul><ul><li>Edgy </li></ul><ul><li>The pessimist </li></ul>
    22. 23. Roles people play… <ul><li>Smugly </li></ul><ul><li>The lone ranger </li></ul><ul><li>Wordy </li></ul><ul><li>Wordy monopolizes meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Bossy </li></ul><ul><li>Browbeats others to his POW </li></ul>
    23. 24. Roles people play… <ul><li>Quietly </li></ul><ul><li>This person is so quiet that people often forget he's there. </li></ul><ul><li>Slacky </li></ul><ul><li>Lacking motivation and initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Pokey </li></ul><ul><li>Wants to but is lacking </li></ul>
    24. 25. CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGH PERFORMING TEAM <ul><li>Participative leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Shared responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment on purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Good communication </li></ul><ul><li>Goal oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Focussed on task </li></ul>