Cathy Cousear
What is a team?   A collection of 2 or more persons who    interact with one another to achieve a    common goal and some...
To be a successful team…. Interpersonal trust develops Tasks aspects Social aspects These two aspects are inseparable!...
Healthy teamwork ischaracterized by individualswho: Contribute at their highest level of  experience and expertise Demon...
Healthy teamwork does notexist when individuals: Harbor hidden or individual agenda Exercise authoritarian leadership M...
When people work together: There is fewer personal conflicts and  confusion Shared purpose and goal Clearly stated and ...
Team Member GroundRules All team members are equal and entitled  to the respect of others Be free and open to express yo...
Key to Team Success Commitment Contribution Communication Cooperation Conflict Management Change Management
Team ChallengesNew Challenge             Creative teamControversial Challenge   United Team.Changing Challenge        Fast...
Stages of Development
Stages 1- Become acquaintedand organized   Get to know your team   Arrange a social gathering for your team   Get to kn...
Get to know your task The group should develop an overall  picture of its goals and constraints,  project plan, group rol...
Orientation Members seek direction          Provide much needed  from the leader                  structure by holding r...
Stage 2- Clarifying projectneeds and goals Meeting with supervisor, the relationship  your team builds with its superviso...
Dissatisfaction   Subgroups and coalitions      Establish an environment    form                           supporting ex...
Stage 3-Determining/diagnosingmethods At this stage, the team is looking for  solutions and deciding which ones to  imple...
Resolution   Members begin to solidly    Talk openly about your own    into a group                 issues and concerns....
Stage 3 Help members prepare for meetings by  circulating an agenda for each meeting  and for the project overall. Encou...
Stage 4- Productivity Roles are clear and each        Jointly set goals that are  person’s contribution is         chall...
Implementing the Project Your team has settled on a design  solution and is in the process of  executing the design plan ...
Seven characteristics of a high    performing team Purpose Empowerment Relationships and communication Flexibility Op...
Developing team membersEnthusiastic beginner   Need s directionDisillusioned learner   Needs coachingCautious completer   ...
When a weak link remains   The stronger members identify the weak    ones   The stronger members have to help the    wea...
Attitudes impact a team ofhighly talented playersAbilities      + Attitudes   = ResultsGreat talent   Rotten        Bad te...
Role of the team leader
Prior to the team meeting Manage and coordinate the team Act as project manger for the team Set up meetings/ secure fac...
During the team meetings Provide resources t the team Remove block’s/barriers to team  success Keep team focused Contr...
After the team meeting Report team progress Keep open channels of communication Explain/defend process team is using O...
Challenges of the role Getting full attendance at meetings Be clear regarding expectations Create realistic meeting age...
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 y...
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Team building

  1. 1. Cathy Cousear
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. To be a successful team…. Interpersonal trust develops Tasks aspects Social aspects These two aspects are inseparable!! Preserve the individual on the team
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Healthy teamwork does notexist when individuals: Harbor hidden or individual agenda Exercise authoritarian leadership Makes decisions in secret Evidence competitive behaviors
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Key to Team Success Commitment Contribution Communication Cooperation Conflict Management Change Management
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Stages of Development
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Seven characteristics of a high performing team Purpose Empowerment Relationships and communication Flexibility Optimal productivity Recognition and appreciation Morale
  22. 22. Developing team membersEnthusiastic beginner Need s directionDisillusioned learner Needs coachingCautious completer Needs supportSelf-reliant achiever Needs responsibility
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Role of the team leader
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. Take action Recruit one person to help you with a project.
  31. 31. 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.

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