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    Working teams without tears Working teams without tears Presentation Transcript

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