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Working teams without tears

  1. 1. Working Teams By: Ghaiath M. Abas FMOH-DGHPD July, 2006 Without Tears
  2. 2. In this presentation <ul><li>What’s a team? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need to work in teams? </li></ul><ul><li>Teams’ rights & wrongs </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s in the team? </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnose your Team </li></ul><ul><li>How to make it work? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s a team? <ul><li>A team is a group of individuals working together to achieve a common goal </li></ul><ul><li>Each member of the team has a shared responsibility for getting the job done </li></ul>
  4. 4. Do we need to work in teams? <ul><li>Team effort combine the knowledge and skills of each individual. </li></ul><ul><li>The team provides an environment in which each individual has the opportunity to maximize their input to the task. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who’s in the team? Roles within a group <ul><ul><li>Doers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>initiate ideas or taking leadership of the group. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>concentrate on the actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>less dominant, digest information and ideas before coming to a conclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>evaluation role and prefer taking their time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ensure that the task is performed correctly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;finisher&quot; and speed up the decision making process so that the task is completed on time </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Teams’ rights & wrongs.. advantages <ul><li>Typically informal atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid communication </li></ul><ul><li>Fast decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>Instantaneous feedback </li></ul>
  7. 7. Teams’ rights & wrongs… advantages <ul><li>Wide range of skills </li></ul><ul><li>Increases responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Higher quality results </li></ul><ul><li>Synergy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Common Problems <ul><li>Domination </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet members </li></ul><ul><li>Distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Over-management </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul>
  9. 9. Common Problems…cont. <ul><li>Personality clashes </li></ul><ul><li>Unclear roles and responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Communication problems </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of background knowledge </li></ul>
  10. 10. Diagnose your Team <ul><li>Is My Team Successful Or Not? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Meetings start on time </li></ul><ul><li>Brief meeting minutes are distributed </li></ul><ul><li>Motivations of team members are known </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks are clearly understood by all </li></ul><ul><li>Changes are developed collaboratively </li></ul>Signs of Successful Teams
  12. 12. Signs of Successful Teams <ul><li>Meetings are informal but productive </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings do not drag on </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions are focused </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone participates </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone listens - ideas have a fair hearing </li></ul>
  13. 13. Signs of Successful Teams <ul><li>Independent critical thinking is encouraged </li></ul><ul><li>Criticism is frequent, open, and frank </li></ul><ul><li>Disagreements are settled openly </li></ul><ul><li>Team leader (or other) does not dominate </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks are completed on schedule </li></ul>
  14. 14. Signs of Non-successful Teams <ul><li>Pending tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Work is done by one or two </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs are segmented and simply assembled </li></ul><ul><li>Record keeping is poor </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is sporadic </li></ul><ul><li>Respect among team members is lacking </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts are left unresolved </li></ul>
  15. 15. Clues to successful teams <ul><li>Identify your “GOAL” </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your Team Members </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify your roles </li></ul><ul><li>Tackle constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate </li></ul><ul><li>Leave room for mistakes </li></ul>TEAM ogether verbody cheives ore
  16. 16. References & suggested readings <ul><li>Working in Teams, presentation by: Sara Hassan Mustafa </li></ul><ul><li>http :// www . accel - team . com </li></ul><ul><li>http :// tlt . its . psu . edu / </li></ul><ul><li>http :// www . see . ed . ac . uk </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Thanks for your attention </li></ul><ul><li>& Welcome your questions </li></ul>

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