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  • 1. Build Good Teams
    Lora Zeidler
    07/04/2011
  • 2. Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
    Andrew Carnegie
    Carnegie, A. (n/d). Quotes on Teamwork. Quotation.about.com. Retrieved June 29, 2011, from http://quotations.about.com/cs/inspirationquotes/a/Teamwork1.htm
  • 3. Table of Contents
    What makes a good team?
    Characteristics of a good team
    Benefits of good team building
    Team disadvantages
    Elements of teamwork in the workplace
    Factors that promote good teams
    Team work and business
  • 4. What makes a good team?
    Between 6 and 10 members
    Knowledgeable people from all relevant departments
    A clear, documented purpose
  • 5. What makes a good team?
    Mutual trust
    Mutual support
    Communications
    Team objectives
    Conflict resolution
    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
  • 6. What makes a good team?
    An open, pleasant environment
    Well planned and structured meetings
    The support of superiors
    Steel, A. (1997, August). Teamwork. dspace.pipex.com. Retrieved Jun 30, 2011, from http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/estate/dd75/teamwork/index.htm
  • 7. Characteristics of a Good Team
    High level of independence among members
    Leader has good people skills and is committed to team approach
    Each member is willing to contribute
    A relaxed climate for communication
    Members develop a mutual trust
  • 8. Characteristics of a Good Team
    The group and its members are prepared to take risk
    Group is clear about goals and establishes targets
    The group has capacity to create new ideas
    Member roles are defined
    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/
  • 9. Benefits of Good Teambuilding
    Goals and accomplishments are more realized through a team effort
    A team offers both the leaders and individuals support and encouragement of one another
    A team by its very nature encourages communication
  • 10. Benefits of Good Teambuilding
    Problem solving becomes far more effective because all team members can offer ideas from their own experience
    Since the team works closely together and encourages communication, there is rarely a concern over conflicts
  • 11. Benefits of Good Teambuilding
    Each member of team clearly understands the objectives and expectations of both the team and its individual members.
    Within a well-built team, members are motivated and inspired to achieve goals and maintain high levels of productivity
  • 12. Benefits of Good Teambuilding
    Success within the team offers opportunity for reward and recognition on two levels, from both individual and team accomplishments
    Team work encourages disciplined work habits
    Team work and productivity go hand in hand
    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/
  • 13. Team Disadvantages
    Workers must be selected to fit the team as well as requisite job skills
    Some individuals are not compatible with team work
    Some members may experience less motivating jobs as part of a team
    Organization may resist change
  • 14. Team Disadvantages
    Conflict may develop between team members and other teams
    Team may be time-consuming due to need for coordination and consensus
    Team can stymie creativity and inhibit goo decision if “group think” becomes prevalent
  • 15. Team Disadvantages
    Evaluation and rewards may be perceived as lees powerful
    Less flexibility may be experienced in personal replacement or transfer
    “Free-riding” within the team may occur
    Team Disadvantages. (n/d). Team Advantages & Disadvantages. FAA Human Factors. Retrieved June 30,
    2011, from http://www.hf.faa.gov/webtraining/teamperform/Team008.htm
  • 16. Elements of Teamwork in the Workplace
    Collaboration:
    • Communicate and share ideas
    • 17. Have a feeling of respect for each team member’s
    contribution
  • 18. Elements of Teamwork in the Workplace
    Conflict Resolution:
    • Leaving room for everyone’s contributions
    • 19. Developing the ability to listen to all ideas
    • 20. Creating a method of consensus to develop
    a solution the team can agree on
    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
  • 21. Elements of Teamwork in the Workplace
    Roles and Responsibilities:
    • Responsibilities are distributed fairly among the
    group members
    • Each member is assigned a part of the task based on
    is role within the group and his level of expertise.
  • 22. Elements of Teamwork in the Workplace
    Differing Points of View
    • Good team creates solutions that are manufactured from the many different perspectives of the individual group members
    • 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.
  • Factors That Promote Good Teamwork
    Diversity:
    Good teams embrace and are constituted by a diversity of cultures, talents and personalities.
    Communication:
    Good team is facilitated by clear and open communication.
  • 24. Factors That Promote Good Teamwork
    Leadership
    Team is supported by effective leadership
    All teams benefit from one or several sources of inspiration and direction
    Team-Building Exercises
    Team-building exercises can be targeted to improve particular aspects of team performance such as communication, problem-solving or creativity.
    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
  • 25. Team Work and Business
    Teams should have clear responsibilities and authority to make decisions alone.
    Teams should be given time to develop together into a productive unit.
  • 26. Team Work and Business
    Well managed teams are more likely to produce the correct answer.
    Teams that are well supported and trusted will produce the best results.
    Steel, A. (1997, August). Teamwork.dspace.pipex.com. Retrieved Jun 30, 2011, from
    http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/estate/dd75/teamwork/index.htm
  • 27. Summary
    • Along with immense advantages, teams have some disadvantages
    • 28. Building good teams is so important because it means building a successful business
    • 29. Best teams reach the best result
  • References
    1. Steel, A. (1997, August). Teamwork. dspace.pipex.com. Retrieved Jun 30, 2011, from
    http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/estate/dd75/teamwork/index.htm
    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
    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
    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/
    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/
    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
    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
    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