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Building Effective Teams

Building Effective Teams



Closer look at team concepts

Closer look at team concepts



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Building Effective Teams Building Effective Teams Presentation Transcript

  • Building Effective Teams
    • Group
    • Activity
    • Time!
  • Overview
    • What is a team?
    • What does “Building Effective Teams” mean?
    • Where do I fit in as a manager/team leader?
    • How does a manager/team leader build the team?
    • What are the organizational, managerial, and teammate barriers to my success?
  • What is a team
    • Teams must have
      • Self generated commitment
      • Agreement through consensus
      • A healthy degree of conflict and creativity
      • Communication
      • Empowerment
  • Building Effective Teams
    • “The whole is equal to the sum of its parts” Aristotle
    • Identify how people relate and how they fit
    • Performance management
    • Delegation
    • Recognition
    • Development
  • Where do I fit in?
    • Help the team become cohesive
      • Mediating conflict
      • Objectivity
    • Manager of group
      • Performance management
      • Coach/motivator
    • Understand your management style
      • Task-driven
      • Process – driven
    • Practice
    • Helps to Build
    • Team
  • How does a manager/team leader build the team?
    • Plan for the unexpected, unpredictable, and the random
    • Identify how your team members individually contribute to the whole group
    • Encourage rather than cheerlead
    • Model the behavior you expect
    • Be open to the new and different
    • Question why tasks are done the way they are done and why tasks don’t get completed
    • Be creative, optimistic, enthusiastic
  • How does a manager/team leader build the team?
    • Confront team problems
      • Eliminate fear (dissention)
      • Destroy barriers between people and departments
      • Help others do their jobs better
      • Examine your role, be a catalyst vs roadblock
      • Drive creativity and change
      • Be decisive
      • Empower by sharing information
      • Avoid “tight control”
      • Manage boundaries (outcomes instead of processes)
      • Modify boundaries as needed
      • Be open to different solutions – choose what fits best
      • Recognize that the biggest enemy is yourself
  • What are the barriers to my success?
    • 3 Barriers
      • Organization
      • Managers
      • Teammates
    • Feelings that affect the barriers
      • Imposition
      • Ignorance
      • Stagnation
      • Fear
      • Over-eagerness
      • Manipulation/power plays
  • Group Activity
    • Split into groups
    • I will provide the activity to the leaders as well as the result needed or answer to the activity.
    • Leaders will give the group the direction and help them to complete the activity through encouraging them and building the team
    • Point of the activity is not completion, but the process to get the activity completed.