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Team Building

Team Building



Charlotte Leggatt workshop

Charlotte Leggatt workshop



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    • Team Building Charlotte Leggatt MDN Facilitator Practice Manager
    • Objectives
      • Understand what a team is
      • Understand what aids and prevents good teamwork
      • Understand the important of team work
      • Understand the cycle of teams
      • Group Dynamics
      • Any others?
    • Thinking about teams
      • What do you understand by the word team?
      • Or how would you describe a team?
    • What is a team?
      • A team is a collection of individuals who join together to achieve a common goal. By working together, the members achieve synergy; that is the team performs more effectively than the sum total of the individual members contributions.
    • What is a team
      • A common goal or aim
      • A clear structure, often including a recognised leader
      • An agreed way of working
      • An understanding of each others roles
      • Support each other
      • Recognised stages of development
    • Benefits of working as a team
      • How many benefits of teamworking can you identify?
      • If your team (or a team you have worked in previously) is not functioning effectively you may not be enjoying a benefit but still list the benefits and aspire to them
    • Benefits
      • Each member contributes and shares knowledge and skills
      • Teamwork allows division of labour
      • People know who to approach in the team
      • People cannot play one member off against another
      • Communication is improved
      • Opportunities for learning together and enhances mutual esteem
    • Short comings
      • Think about a team you have worked in which has not worked well?
      • Why was that?
      • What went wrong?
    • Shortcomings
      • Individuals not recognising others perspectives (all different, all bring different qualities) – clashes of personality
      • The battle for power! Sharing or surrendering authority
      • Divided loyalties
      • Poor communication
      • Is the team complete? Absences
      • It takes time to set up and function
    • Team Formation and Stages
      • Forming
      • Storming
      • Norming
      • Performing
      • Mourning
      • A normal cycle of team formation
      • The Team FORMS as a new person joins.
      • Everyone works out their role
      • Everyone gets to know their job
      • A very rocky period
      • Some teams do not survive this
      • Each individual works out their role within the team
      • Individuals discover the way things are done
      • What is and what is not acceptable
      • Only once individuals are settled can the group become a team
      • The work gets done
      • There are good results
      • There is a shared purpose
      • There is job satisfaction
      • The team begins to perform
      • When someone leaves the team is no longer a team
      • This can be sad
      • The group reverts to stage 1 – FORMING
      • This will happen whether or not the team member is replaced
      • The cycle returns to the beginning
      • High staff turnover makes team development difficult
    • Communication
      • How do individuals in your team express their concerns?
      • Inform other of what is happening?
      • Provide good or bad news?
      • How do you get to hear about things?
    • Poor Communication
      • Can prevent teams working effectively
      • Can lead to isolation
      • Jealousy of position and fear
      • Establishing power basis by holding into information
    • Aids To Useful Teamwork
      • A good leader who inspires others but who also respects others and their opinions
      • Regularly re-focus on the common goal
      • Equality – is each person part of the team?
      • No one person’s contribution should be seen as less worthy than anyone elses
    • Conflict
      • Recognise that it does and will happen
      • We all have different perspectives
      • Ignore it at you peril!!!!
      • Can conflict be a good thing? Yes, yes…..because conflict brings challenges, challenges bring change.
      • Learn how to give and take feedback
    • Group Dynamics
      • Within teams people tend to occupy particular roles
      • Behavioural scientists have classified these – Meredith Belbin is the most well known
      • Some people are natural leaders, others are followers, some keen to generate ideas, others good at finishing tasks
    • Group Dynamics
      • Best teams contain a mix of team types and are not dominated by one particular type
      • Remember the perspectives pictures – we are all different and come from a variety of different backgrounds with different viewpoints
      • Different is good = each role is equally important to a team
    • Belbins
      • Individually complete the belbins self perception inventory
      • This should take about 15 minutes – do not analyse the questions too deeply – go on your gut instinct
      • There is not right or wrong answer – only the aswer that fits you.
    • Team Roles Implementer Co-ordinator Shaper Plant Resource Investigator Monitor/Evaluator Team Worker Completer/Finisher
    • Where could your team improve?
      • Undertake a SWOT analysis of your team
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
      • Opportunities
      • Threats
    • Training for teams
      • Training is vital. Training as a team and training as individuals in skills and knowledge bases can make the difference between a team that merely gets there and a team that succeeds with style.
      • Look at your SWOT – where could things be improved by training? Or grasping an opportunity? Or staving off a threat?
    • In summary
      • Teams are made and not born
      • Teams need a common goal
      • Teams need a leader
      • Individuals are “individual”
      • Individuals make up teams
      • Each individual has their own skills = each is equal in the team
    • Your contribution
      • Do you believe in the goal – if you don’t share in the goal are you in the right job?
      • Responsibility is jointly shared by the team, not harboured by a few individuals
      • Be prepared to give up autonomy
      • Share information and skills – be prepared to give up individual power basis.