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Build good teams

  1. 1. Build Good Teams<br />Lora Zeidler<br />07/04/2011<br />
  2. 2. Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.<br />Andrew Carnegie<br />Carnegie, A. (n/d). Quotes on Teamwork. Quotation.about.com. Retrieved June 29, 2011, from http://quotations.about.com/cs/inspirationquotes/a/Teamwork1.htm<br />
  3. 3. Table of Contents<br />What makes a good team?<br />Characteristics of a good team<br />Benefits of good team building<br />Team disadvantages<br />Elements of teamwork in the workplace<br />Factors that promote good teams<br />Team work and business<br />
  4. 4. What makes a good team?<br />Between 6 and 10 members <br />Knowledgeable people from all relevant departments<br />A clear, documented purpose<br />
  5. 5. What makes a good team?<br />Mutual trust<br />Mutual support<br />Communications<br />Team objectives<br />Conflict resolution<br /> What makes a good team? (2000). Ohio State University. Retrieved June 30, 2011, from http://class.fst.ohio-state.edu/FST650/650%20A%20Good%20Team.htm<br />
  6. 6. What makes a good team?<br />An open, pleasant environment<br />Well planned and structured meetings<br />The support of superiors<br />Steel, A. (1997, August). Teamwork. dspace.pipex.com. Retrieved Jun 30, 2011, from http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/estate/dd75/teamwork/index.htm<br />
  7. 7. Characteristics of a Good Team<br />High level of independence among members<br />Leader has good people skills and is committed to team approach<br />Each member is willing to contribute<br />A relaxed climate for communication<br />Members develop a mutual trust<br />
  8. 8. Characteristics of a Good Team<br />The group and its members are prepared to take risk<br />Group is clear about goals and establishes targets<br />The group has capacity to create new ideas<br />Member roles are defined <br />Resources: Characteristics of a good team.(n/d). The Leaders Institute. Retrieved <br />June 30, 2011, from http://www.leadersinstitute.com/resources-characteristics-of-<br />a-good-team/<br />
  9. 9. Benefits of Good Teambuilding<br />Goals and accomplishments are more realized through a team effort<br />A team offers both the leaders and individuals support and encouragement of one another<br />A team by its very nature encourages communication<br />
  10. 10. Benefits of Good Teambuilding<br />Problem solving becomes far more effective because all team members can offer ideas from their own experience<br />Since the team works closely together and encourages communication, there is rarely a concern over conflicts <br />
  11. 11. Benefits of Good Teambuilding<br />Each member of team clearly understands the objectives and expectations of both the team and its individual members. <br />Within a well-built team, members are motivated and inspired to achieve goals and maintain high levels of productivity<br />
  12. 12. Benefits of Good Teambuilding<br />Success within the team offers opportunity for reward and recognition on two levels, from both individual and team accomplishments<br />Team work encourages disciplined work habits<br />Team work and productivity go hand in hand <br />Hersey, J. (2010, March). 10 Benefits of Good team Building. John Hersey Leadership Blog. Retrieved June <br />30, 2010, from http://www.johnhersey.com/blog/leadership/10-benefits-of-good-team-building/<br />
  13. 13. Team Disadvantages<br />Workers must be selected to fit the team as well as requisite job skills<br />Some individuals are not compatible with team work<br />Some members may experience less motivating jobs as part of a team<br />Organization may resist change <br />
  14. 14. Team Disadvantages<br />Conflict may develop between team members and other teams <br />Team may be time-consuming due to need for coordination and consensus<br />Team can stymie creativity and inhibit goo decision if “group think” becomes prevalent<br />
  15. 15. Team Disadvantages<br />Evaluation and rewards may be perceived as lees powerful<br />Less flexibility may be experienced in personal replacement or transfer<br />“Free-riding” within the team may occur<br />Team Disadvantages. (n/d). Team Advantages & Disadvantages. FAA Human Factors. Retrieved June 30, <br />2011, from http://www.hf.faa.gov/webtraining/teamperform/Team008.htm<br />
  16. 16. Elements of Teamwork in the Workplace<br />Collaboration: <br /><ul><li> Communicate and share ideas
  17. 17. Have a feeling of respect for each team member’s </li></ul> contribution<br />
  18. 18. Elements of Teamwork in the Workplace<br />Conflict Resolution: <br /><ul><li> Leaving room for everyone’s contributions
  19. 19. Developing the ability to listen to all ideas
  20. 20. Creating a method of consensus to develop </li></ul> a solution the team can agree on <br />Anderson, A. (n/d). Elements of Teamwork in the Workplace. Smallbusiness.hron.com. Retrieved June 30, 2011, from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/elements-teamwork-workplace-692.html<br />
  21. 21. Elements of Teamwork in the Workplace<br />Roles and Responsibilities: <br /><ul><li> Responsibilities are distributed fairly among the </li></ul> group members<br /><ul><li> Each member is assigned a part of the task based on </li></ul> is role within the group and his level of expertise.<br />
  22. 22. Elements of Teamwork in the Workplace<br />Differing Points of View<br /><ul><li>Good team creates solutions that are manufactured from the many different perspectives of the individual group members
  23. 23. It helps to see a situation from several different angles, and can create a solution that no one individual could create on his own.</li></li></ul><li>Factors That Promote Good Teamwork<br />Diversity: <br /> Good teams embrace and are constituted by a diversity of cultures, talents and personalities.<br />Communication:<br /> Good team is facilitated by clear and open communication.<br />
  24. 24. Factors That Promote Good Teamwork<br />Leadership<br /> Team is supported by effective leadership <br /> All teams benefit from one or several sources of inspiration and direction <br />Team-Building Exercises <br />Team-building exercises can be targeted to improve particular aspects of team performance such as communication, problem-solving or creativity.<br />Wolski, C. (n/d). Factors that promote effective teamwork. Smallbusiness.hron.com. Retrieved June 30, <br />2011, from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/factors-promote-effective-teamwork-1932.html<br />
  25. 25. Team Work and Business<br />Teams should have clear responsibilities and authority to make decisions alone. <br />Teams should be given time to develop together into a productive unit. <br />
  26. 26. Team Work and Business<br />Well managed teams are more likely to produce the correct answer. <br />Teams that are well supported and trusted will produce the best results. <br />Steel, A. (1997, August). Teamwork.dspace.pipex.com. Retrieved Jun 30, 2011, from <br />http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/estate/dd75/teamwork/index.htm<br />
  27. 27. Summary<br /><ul><li>Along with immense advantages, teams have some disadvantages
  28. 28. Building good teams is so important because it means building a successful business
  29. 29. Best teams reach the best result </li></li></ul><li>References<br />1. Steel, A. (1997, August). Teamwork. dspace.pipex.com. Retrieved Jun 30, 2011, from <br />http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/estate/dd75/teamwork/index.htm<br />2. Carnegie, A. (n/d). Quotes on Teamwork. Quotation.about.com. Retrieved June 29, 2011, from http://quotations.about.com/cs/inspirationquotes/a/Teamwork1.htm<br />3. What makes a good team? (2000). The Ohio State University. Retrieved June 30, 2011, from http://class.fst.ohio-state.edu/FST650/650%20A%20Good%20Team.htm<br />4. Resources: Characteristics of a good team.(n/d). The Leaders Institute. Retrieved June 30, 2011, from http://www.leadersinstitute.com/resources-characteristics-of-a-good-team/<br />5.Hersey, J. (2010, March). 10 Benefits of Good team Building. John Hersey Leadership Blog. Retrieved June 30, 2010, from http://www.johnhersey.com/blog/leadership/10-benefits-of-good-team-building/<br />6. Team Disadvantages. (n/d). Team Advantages & Disadvantages. FAA Human Factors. Retrieved June 30, 2011, from http://www.hf.faa.gov/webtraining/teamperform/Team008.htm<br />7. Anderson, A. (n/d). Elements of Teamwork in the Workplace. Smallbusiness.hron.com. Retrieved June 30, 2011, from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/elements-teamwork-workplace-692.html<br />8. Wolski, C. (n/d). Factors that promote effective teamwork. Smallbusiness.hron.com. Retrieved June 30, 2011, from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/factors-promote-effective-teamwork-1932.html<br />

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