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  • 1. Effective Teamwork Strategies in the Military
    Vanessa, Danielle, Brook
  • 2. Goals
    Happy Team
    What is a Team?
    • clear goals
    • 3. Defining individual roles
    • 4. Communicating clearly and openly
    • 5. Making effective decisions
    • 6. Balancing participation
    • 7. Managing conflict
    • 8. Creating a positive atmosphere
    • 9. Developing cooperative relationships
    • 10. Utilizing participative leadership
    A team is a group of people who are mutually dependent on one another to achieve a common goal.
    • More input leads to better ideas and decisions.
    • 11. Higher quality output.
    • 12. Involvement of everyone in the process.
    • 13. Shared information means increased learning.
    • 14. Increased understanding of other people’s perspectives.
    • 15. Increase opportunity to draw on other people’s strengths.
    • 16. Ability to compensate for individual weaknesses.
  • Responsibiles
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    It is a leader’s responsibility to link the individual goals of each team member with the common goal to ensure motivation and desire to achieve it.
    • More input leads to better ideas and decisions.
    • 17. Higher quality output.
    • 18. Involvement of everyone in the process.
    • 19. Shared information means increased learning.
    • 20. Increased understanding of other people’s perspectives.
    • 21. Increase opportunity to draw on other people’s strengths.
    • 22. Ability to compensate for individual weaknesses.
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  • 23. Individual
    Clear allocation of work reduces the possibilities of intra team conflict.
    Individual goals of each team member with the idealized common goal ensure motivation and desire to obt
    They should be able to respect the role of everyone in the team
    Every team member should know that there role in the team is crucial and is valued by their boss.
  • 24. Team Building Exercise:82nd Airborne Does Team-Building with a Twist
    Capt. Ben Salt, a captain in the British Army attached to the operations team 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters, along with his teammate, U.S. Army Capt. Jose J. Hernandez, a battle captain with "The Team," push a tire as a team down nearly four miles up and down hills during a customized morning physical training session dubbed "adventure PT,"
    April 23, 2009. .S. Army photo by Spc. Ben Watson, 49th Public Affairs Detachment (Airborne)  
  • 25. When groups work together, conflict often erupts.  Tell me about a time that conflict occurred in one of your work groups and what you did about it.
    Tell me what role you play within work groups and why.
    How would people you work with describe you?
    Tell me about the most effective contribution you have made as part of a task group or special project team.
    Tell me about a time you pitched in to help someone finish a project even though it “wasn’t your job.”  What was the result?
    Have you ever been in a position where you had to lead a group of peers?  How did you handle it?  Tell me about problems you had and how you handled them.
    What is essential for a team to be successful?
    Tell me about a time you worked in a cross functional team? Were there different challenges -compared to a departmental task team?
    Have you ever worked in a virtual team?
    If so, tell me about this experience. What were the team dynamics? Was the team successful? What would you do differently?
    If not, what do you perceive to be the advantages and disadvantages of this type of team? How would you suggest creating team cohesiveness in a virtual setting?
    Tell me about a situation where political power plays affected team dynamics. How did you or could the team have overcome or avoided this situation?
    Interview Questions
    With Joshua Pearson
  • 26. When groups work together, conflict often erupts. 
    Tell me about a time that conflict occurred In one of your work groups and what you did about it.
    My customer service position at the telephone company involved dealing occasionally with irate customers. When that happened, I'd try to talk in a calm, even voice, in order to get the person to respond in a businesslike manner and focus on trying to resolve the situation. Most times I was able to rectify the problem and pacify the customer, but I remember one incident in particular in which the caller became verbally abusive. I tried to remain calm and professional and not to let my personal feelings enter into the situation. I didn't respond to the abuse, I just made a not of it and continued to help he customer as best I could. When the abuse persisted, however, I politely asked him to call back and ask for my manager, because at that point I knew I shouldn't resolve the problem."
  • 27. Tell me what role you play within work groups and why.
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    How would people you work with describe you? ‘
    someone who doesn’tput up with much. I’m not hot headeed but when things need t be done, they get done!
    Have you ever been in a position where you had to lead a group of peers?  How did you handle it?  Tell me about problems you had and how you handled them.
    I lead my peers on a daily basis. Sometimes I need to repromadeeffectivly but the group I work with are pretty outgoing. We know our jobs and what needs to be done to go home to our families.
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    • Tell me about the most effective contribution you have made as part of a task group or special project team.
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    Tell me about a time you pitched in to help someone finish a project even though it “wasn’t your job.”  What was the result?
    This happens often, becasue i am the highest rank, if something doesn’t get done I need to do it myself. I was told that was poor leadership, but the job needs to be done.
    Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.- RyunosukeSatoro
  • 30. What is essential for a team to be successful?
    Respect, Participation, Trust, Ownership for reponisbilities,
    Have you ever worked in a virtual team?
    Yes, very often. We are work closely with Station Buffalo and other commands across the US
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    Give an example of a successful project you were part of. What was your role? Why was the project successful?
    I was to instuct my peers on appropriate bording procedures. The assignment was successfull becasue we knew what we needed to do. Some had to stay longer to study the material. But the incentive is pursueing a boat going ovewr 70mph. That gets any bodys motivation up.
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  • 32. Describe two situation from your past work experience in which you have determined a team was the best potential solution to a problem, a needed process improvement, or a planned change. How did each work?
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  • 36. -If so, tell me about this experience. What were the team dynamics? Was the team successful? What would you do differently?
  • 37. -If not, what do you perceive to be the advantages and disadvantages of this type of team? How would you suggest creating team cohesiveness in a virtual setting?
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  • 38. Tell me about a situation where political power plays affected team dynamics. How did you or could the team have overcome or avoided this situation?
  • 39. THANK YOU!