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Making Teams Effective

  1. 1. Teams Work @
  2. 2. What is a TEAM <ul><li>Small Number </li></ul><ul><li>Common Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Complementary Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Mutually Accountable </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why TEAMS
  4. 4. Why teams Perform ? <ul><li>Complementary Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Collective Performances </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility and Real time problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>In build support mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrations </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why teams fail ? <ul><li>Lack of Conviction </li></ul><ul><li>Weak Organizational performance ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Low Performance Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Discomfort and risks </li></ul>
  6. 6. Team roles Work @
  7. 7. The Team Roles <ul><li>Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Plant </li></ul><ul><li>Implementer </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor Evaluator </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Shaper </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Investigator </li></ul><ul><li>Team Worker </li></ul><ul><li>Completer-Finisher </li></ul>Belbin identified nine team roles:
  8. 8. Coordinator <ul><li>Characteristics Calm, self confident and controlled, motivates others to work toward shared goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths Welcomes all potential contributors on their merits without prejudice. Shared goals and objectives. ‘Consultation with Control.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Allowable Weaknesses Average in terms of intellect </li></ul><ul><li>or creative ability. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Shaper <ul><li>Characteristics Highly strung and highly motivated, outgoing, dynamic, competitive - need to achieve. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths Drive and readiness to challenge inertia, ineffectiveness or complacency. Sparks life into a team - positive action. </li></ul><ul><li>Allowable Weaknesses Prone to provocation, irritation and impatience - abrasive and offend others. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Plant <ul><li>Characteristics Individualistic, serious-minded and unorthodox - highly creative. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths Independent and original - ‘ off the wall ’’ ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Allowable Weaknesses Ignores practical details or protocol. Can react to criticism and become withdrawn. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Resource Investigator <ul><li>Characteristics Extroverted, enthusiastic, curious and </li></ul><ul><li>communicative - natural negotiators. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths Networker (who and what will be useful). </li></ul><ul><li>Builds on the good ideas of others. Thinks quickly and responds to challenge and explores anything new. </li></ul><ul><li>Allowable Weaknesses Enthusiasm can rapidly fade. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Implementer <ul><li>Characteristics Organised and enjoys routine. </li></ul><ul><li>Practical common sense. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths Systematic approach and self-disciplined. Works hard, is reliable and loyal. </li></ul><ul><li>Allowable Weaknesses Lack of flexibility, resists ideas which are untried. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Team Worker <ul><li>Characteristics Sociable, mild and sensitive to feelings of others - perceptive and diplomatic </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths Flexible and adaptable to different situations and people. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes team spirit of cooperation. Good listeners and supportive. </li></ul><ul><li>Allowable Weaknesses Indecisive at moments of crisis. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Monitor Evaluator <ul><li>Characteristics Serious-minded, unemotional and prudent - </li></ul><ul><li>high critical thinking ability. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths Makes balanced judgments by effective analysis and evaluation of problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Allowable Weaknesses Lacks inspiration or the ability to motivate others. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Completer-Finisher <ul><li>Characteristics Orderly, conscientious and anxious. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths Follows things through to completion </li></ul><ul><li>Works to the highest standards. Application to detail. </li></ul><ul><li>Allowable Weaknesses A tendency to worry about small things Reluctance to delegate. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Specialist <ul><li>Characteristics Professional, self-starting and </li></ul><ul><li>dedicated to becoming expert. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths Provides high levels of technical and specialist knowledge. Pride in their own work - interest in own area only. </li></ul><ul><li>Allowable Weaknesses Contributes only on the narrow front of their own expertise. </li></ul>Single-minded, self-starting, dedicated. Provides knowledge and skills in rare supply. Contributes on only a narrow front. Dwells on technicalities. Overlooks the 'big picture'. Strengths Allowable Weaknesses Characteristics Specialists are dedicated individuals who pride themselves on acquiring technical skills and specialised knowledge
  17. 17. What Team Role am I?
  18. 18. WHAT AM I PROUD OF ? WHAT MUST WE IMPROVE ? IT WILL BE “ GREAT ” IF WE DO THIS.. WE CAN BE DOOMED IF THIS HAPPENS

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