What is a team? A collection of 2 or more persons who interact with one another to achieve a common goal and some kind of group structure
To be a successful team…. Interpersonal trust develops Tasks aspects Social aspects These two aspects are inseparable!! Preserve the individual on the team
Healthy teamwork ischaracterized by individualswho: Contribute at their highest level of experience and expertise Demonstrate good faith and good will- focusing on what is best for the team. Honor individual diversity and contributions Listens well- seeking first to understand rather than understood.
Healthy teamwork does notexist when individuals: Harbor hidden or individual agenda Exercise authoritarian leadership Makes decisions in secret Evidence competitive behaviors
When people work together: There is fewer personal conflicts and confusion Shared purpose and goal Clearly stated and agreed upon roles More effective use of time Higher levels of performance through coordinated efforts Increased support internally and externally
Team Member GroundRules All team members are equal and entitled to the respect of others Be free and open to express your ideas and feelings- take some risks Encourage the inclusion of the other team members Establish group goals and objectives and remain focused on them
Key to Team Success Commitment Contribution Communication Cooperation Conflict Management Change Management
Team ChallengesNew Challenge Creative teamControversial Challenge United Team.Changing Challenge Fast and flexible teamUnpleasant challenge Motivated teamDiversified challenge Complementary teamLong-term challenge Determined teamEverest size challenge Experience team
Stages 1- Become acquaintedand organized Get to know your team Arrange a social gathering for your team Get to know your fellow team members and help them to get to know you. Hold an organizational meeting to share information about capabilities and expectations Have each member describe himself/herself Have each member describe expectation for the project. Get to know the stakeholders
Get to know your task The group should develop an overall picture of its goals and constraints, project plan, group roles, rules and structure. Share information about their goals and resources The team should develop a general plan for the project. What needs to be accomplished at each step
Orientation Members seek direction Provide much needed from the leader structure by holding regular Communication is directed meetings and assisting in toward the leader task/role clarification Members are both excited Encourage participation by and anxious about being all and demonstration by part of a new team none Interpersonal relations tend Facilitate learning about to be polite, guarded, and another’s area of expertise impersonal and preferred working modesCharacteristics Leader’s Response
Stage 2- Clarifying projectneeds and goals Meeting with supervisor, the relationship your team builds with its supervisor is an important resource Be sure t meet with the supervisor early in the project t learn how he/she views the project you have been assigned? What kind of reports does she expect? Prepare for the meeting
Dissatisfaction Subgroups and coalitions Establish an environment form supporting expression of The leader is tested and different perspectives challenged, both overtly Encourage members to and covertly generate all possible Member judge and options before evaluating evaluate one another the best Tasks are often avoided or poorly done Maintain expectation that Members understand the team decides direction purpose of team but are and all members are not highly committed to responsible for the team’s achieving the objectives. goals.characteristics
Stage 3-Determining/diagnosingmethods At this stage, the team is looking for solutions and deciding which ones to implement. Make the most of member capabilities Think abut how the tasks have been assigned Reconsider each member’s strength Make sure each member continues to be on track
Resolution Members begin to solidly Talk openly about your own into a group issues and concerns. The group laughs Have group members together; members have manage agenda items; fun; some jokes are particularly those in which made you have a high stake A sense of “we-ness” Delegate as much as the develops members are capable of The group feels superior handling; help them a to other groups in the necessary organizationCharacteristics Leader’s Response
Stage 3 Help members prepare for meetings by circulating an agenda for each meeting and for the project overall. Encourage participation from everyone and help keep the discussion going. Leave every meeting with a clear outline of what everyone is accomplish before the next meeting.
Stage 4- Productivity Roles are clear and each Jointly set goals that are person’s contribution is challenging distinctive Look for new Members take the opportunities to increase the group’s scope. initiative, but not competing against each Question assumptions and traditional ways of other but rather trying to doing things accomplish a goal. Develop members their Members seek feedback fullest potential. from one anotherCharacteristics Leader’s Response
Implementing the Project Your team has settled on a design solution and is in the process of executing the design plan and evaluating the solution At this point, your group activity should be self-sustaining
Seven characteristics of a high performing team Purpose Empowerment Relationships and communication Flexibility Optimal productivity Recognition and appreciation Morale
Developing team membersEnthusiastic beginner Need s directionDisillusioned learner Needs coachingCautious completer Needs supportSelf-reliant achiever Needs responsibility
When a weak link remains The stronger members identify the weak ones The stronger members have to help the weak one The stronger members come to resent the weak ones The stronger members become less effective The stronger members questions the leader’s ability
Attitudes impact a team ofhighly talented playersAbilities + Attitudes = ResultsGreat talent Rotten Bad teamGreat talent Bad Average teamGreat talent Average Good teamGreat talent Good Great team
Prior to the team meeting Manage and coordinate the team Act as project manger for the team Set up meetings/ secure facilities/notify members Define boundaries/expectations for the team Help plan meetings
During the team meetings Provide resources t the team Remove block’s/barriers to team success Keep team focused Contribute to work of team without dominating or over influencing Ensure team members are clear about their actions and responsibilities
After the team meeting Report team progress Keep open channels of communication Explain/defend process team is using Organize and summarize input from all team members
Challenges of the role Getting full attendance at meetings Be clear regarding expectations Create realistic meeting agendas Contribute without dominating Remain neutral Capturing ideas accurately Knowing what to record and what not t record
Take action Recruit one person to help you with a project.
How to develop a moreeffective team Become knowledgeable about team development and dynamics Learn hw to assess your team both as a group and individually Be open to your strengths and weaknesses Develop a leadership style that supports and trains staff- they are your biggest resource Teach your staff necessary skills.