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Working in Teams
Working in Teams
Objectives
• Be able to define team structure
• Develop a team process
• Learn about team culture
Team Structure
• What type of team?
• What is the purpose of the team?
• Who is the leader of the team?
Types of Teams
• Work Teams

• Task Teams
• Management
teams
Team Structure
•
•
•
•

Team Size
Team Membership
Team Skills
Stability of the team
Purpose of the Team
• What is the purpose
of the team?
• Each member must
understand
• Team members
interest
Goals
Once the team’s purpose is clarified,
team members must set the goals
the team wishes to accomplish!
Performance Measures
• In order to know how the team is performing,
you have to have measures to gauge progress
• How to c...
Leadership
• If external, then old style command
and control
• Team needs to have ownership of
their activities
• Behavior...
Team Process
Cohesion

Adjustment

Formation

Development

Definition

Reinforcement

Learning

Renewal

Transformation
Formation
• First meeting of the team
• Define what they need to accomplish and
how the team will operate
• Develop measur...
Ground Rules
• When and where the team meets
• Substitutes allowed at meetings
• Team records, what,who,how
• Work expecta...
Participation
Conversation Continuum
Open

Closed
Debate
Focus is on
defending and
winning

Discussion
Focus in on
persuad...
Verbal Behaviors
• What behaviors encourage effective
participation
–
–
–
–
–

Set context
Ask questions of members
Use su...
Contributor Skills
• Initiation - draw out information, clarify
ideas
• Energize - show enthusiasm, engage in
team process...
Adjustment
• Revisions of the initial rules and goals
• A reality check of what can be accomplished
• Tensions usually com...
Development
• Cohesion

• Reinforcement
Cohesion
• Comes together as a
team
• High energy
• High interest
• Progress is made
• Team is supportive
• Develop relati...
Reinforcement
• Cohesion builds
• Homogeneity builds
• Team members are comfortable with each
other
• Start to be interest...
Renewal
• Learning

• Transformation
Learning
• Team learns new skills
• Build relationships to accomplish task
• Commitment and mutual
accountability
• Now, t...
Transformation
• Results are produced from team
activities
• Innovative
• To sustain energy, must stress and
press the tea...
Team Culture
Team Values
Team Rituals
Team Learning
Team Values
• Commitment to
task and team
members
• Accountability

Lead to trust between
team members
Team Rituals
• How to add new members
• How to provide information
to new members
• How a member exits
• Work rituals
• Ho...
Team Learning
•
•
•
•

Continuous improvement process
How team resolves conflict
How the team handles diversity
Harness te...
Let’s try building
some teams!
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  1. 1. Working in Teams
  2. 2. Working in Teams
  3. 3. Objectives • Be able to define team structure • Develop a team process • Learn about team culture
  4. 4. Team Structure • What type of team? • What is the purpose of the team? • Who is the leader of the team?
  5. 5. Types of Teams • Work Teams • Task Teams • Management teams
  6. 6. Team Structure • • • • Team Size Team Membership Team Skills Stability of the team
  7. 7. Purpose of the Team • What is the purpose of the team? • Each member must understand • Team members interest
  8. 8. Goals Once the team’s purpose is clarified, team members must set the goals the team wishes to accomplish!
  9. 9. Performance Measures • In order to know how the team is performing, you have to have measures to gauge progress • How to choose measures – Appropriateness of measures – Progress towards content goals – Progress towards process goals – Team member growth and development
  10. 10. Leadership • If external, then old style command and control • Team needs to have ownership of their activities • Behaviors of the leader – Liaison – Resource provider – Counselor • Mentor • Teacher • Challenger
  11. 11. Team Process Cohesion Adjustment Formation Development Definition Reinforcement Learning Renewal Transformation
  12. 12. Formation • First meeting of the team • Define what they need to accomplish and how the team will operate • Develop measures for short and long term success – Having short term goals, reinvigorates – Long term is the ultimate purpose • Establish ground rules of operation
  13. 13. Ground Rules • When and where the team meets • Substitutes allowed at meetings • Team records, what,who,how • Work expectations of members • Confidentiality • Participation…...
  14. 14. Participation Conversation Continuum Open Closed Debate Focus is on defending and winning Discussion Focus in on persuading, prioritizing, and deciding Dialogue Focus is on exploring and understanding ideas and people
  15. 15. Verbal Behaviors • What behaviors encourage effective participation – – – – – Set context Ask questions of members Use supportive statements Seek out different perspectives Share feelings
  16. 16. Contributor Skills • Initiation - draw out information, clarify ideas • Energize - show enthusiasm, engage in team process, show commitment • Organize • Build relationships • Be flexible • Learn
  17. 17. Adjustment • Revisions of the initial rules and goals • A reality check of what can be accomplished • Tensions usually come up here, must reach consensus, usually about personalities • Breakpoint comes when the team gets mired in discussions about what to do and who should do what...
  18. 18. Development • Cohesion • Reinforcement
  19. 19. Cohesion • Comes together as a team • High energy • High interest • Progress is made • Team is supportive • Develop relationships
  20. 20. Reinforcement • Cohesion builds • Homogeneity builds • Team members are comfortable with each other • Start to be interested in selfpreservation and self-perpetuation • Goals should be on creativity and exploration
  21. 21. Renewal • Learning • Transformation
  22. 22. Learning • Team learns new skills • Build relationships to accomplish task • Commitment and mutual accountability • Now, team may be confrontational over issues
  23. 23. Transformation • Results are produced from team activities • Innovative • To sustain energy, must stress and press the team • Needs new challenges, new members, new tasks, new relationships or…...
  24. 24. Team Culture Team Values Team Rituals Team Learning
  25. 25. Team Values • Commitment to task and team members • Accountability Lead to trust between team members
  26. 26. Team Rituals • How to add new members • How to provide information to new members • How a member exits • Work rituals • How the team celebrates!
  27. 27. Team Learning • • • • Continuous improvement process How team resolves conflict How the team handles diversity Harness team creativity
  28. 28. Let’s try building some teams!
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