Project Team Building


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  • Hi - this is a good help. I was just helping a friend to establish a little non-profit with her group of peers, and as she started wandering about how to organize the projects and team, this came in very handy. Also, the graphic we've found here: was very welcome by the completely unrelated to PM people on the team. Thanks a lot!
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Project Team Building

  1. 1. Project Team Building Every team must balance three variables : - individual autonomy. - hierarchical control. - cooperation. Different teams require different blends.1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 1
  2. 2. Module Overview  Definition of the team.  Team stages.  Learning how to work as a team.  Building trust of the team.1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 2
  3. 3. Definition  A team is any group of people organized to work together interdependently and cooperatively to meet the needs of their customers by accomplishing a purpose and goals.1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 3
  4. 4. Team Stages  Forming — feeling each other out (excitement, anxiety, ambivalence)  Storming — statement of individual objectives (resistance, anger)  Norming — agreements made (relief)  Performing — high productivity (comfortable, satisfied, attached)  Adjourning — saying farewell (conflicted, sad, proud)1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 4
  5. 5. Trust  In life — the extent to which I am willing to put myself into a situation where you could harm me.  In business — the extent to which I am willing to share information that you could use to harm me.1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 5
  6. 6. An ExpandedDefinition of Trust  A willingness to be vulnerable to the actions of another  A degree of confidence that positive expectations will be met  Taking action based on another’s word  A belief in the goodwill of another toward you1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 6
  7. 7. Trust Evidence of Trust Trust Is Not …  Lack of monitoring  Blind trust.  Unselfishness  Total confidence.  Openness  Predictability.  Risk-taking  Mechanical cooperation.1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 7
  8. 8. Factors Affecting the Decision toTrust  Individual tendency to trust  Assessment of the other’s ability to carry out commitments  Personal similarities and differences  Relative power or authority  Organizational environment1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 8
  9. 9. Ways to Build Trust …  Act with integrity  Protect those who are not present  Listen  Be sensitive and respectful  Take the leap  Make realistic commitments and keep them1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 9
  10. 10. … continued  Judge substance, not image  Offer status reports and forecasts  Confront tough issues  Display your talents  Set high expectations  Rigorously evaluate people1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 10
  11. 11. Summary  Strong team work can improve performance  “Storming” is a necessary stage on the way to “performing”  Trust is the foundation of good teamwork1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 11
  12. 12. Communicating with Your Team - Speak when you are angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 12
  13. 13. Module Overview  Why communicate  Barriers to communication1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 13
  14. 14. Fundamental Assumptions  We communicate with other team members in order to influence their behavior.  What can interfere? 1. Tone 2. Assumptions 3. Style differences1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 14
  15. 15. 1. Tone Management “How are you today?” “I’m just fine, thank you.”1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 15
  16. 16. 2. Assumptions  What would you think if you arrived for a job interview and saw:  A clean ash tray?  A copy of Golf Digest magazine?  Pictures of sailboats?  A thick dictionary?1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 16
  17. 17. 3. Style Differences  Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)  Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation- Behavior (FIBRO-B)  Direct-Influencer-Steady-Cautious (DISC)1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 17
  18. 18. Myers-Briggs Example Extravert Introvert gains energy from gains energy from the outer world of the inner world of people and things concepts and idea EEE EE E 0 I II III1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 18
  19. 19. Summary  Communication skills enhance our ability to influence others  There are many, many things which can interfere with good communications1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 19
  20. 20. THANK YOU1/16/2010 Author: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr 20