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    • Effective Teamwork Strategies in the Military
      Vanessa, Danielle, Brook
    • Goals
      Happy Team
      What is a Team?
      • More input leads to better ideas and decisions.
      • Higher quality output.
      • Involvement of everyone in the process.
      • Shared information means increased learning.
      • Increased understanding of other people’s perspectives.
      • Increase opportunity to draw on other people’s strengths.
      • Ability to compensate for individual weaknesses.
      • Clear goals
      • Defining individual roles
      • Communicating clearly and openly
      • Making effective decisions
      • Balancing participation
      • Managing conflict
      • Creating a positive atmosphere
      • Developing cooperative relationships
      • Utilizing participative leadership
      A team is a group of people who are mutually dependent on one another to achieve a common goal.
    • Responsibiles
      Motto
      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.
      • Higher quality output.
      • Involvement of everyone in the process.
      • Shared information means increased learning.
      • Increased understanding of other people’s perspectives.
      • Increase opportunity to draw on other people’s strengths.
      • Ability to compensate for individual weaknesses.
    • 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 obtain the goal!
      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.
    • Team Building Exercise:82nd Airborne Does Team-Building with a Twist
    • 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 a Military Officer
    • 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.
      Well my group at basic training all had to do a little activity to show how we would work together in a time of conflict. What our recruiters taught us to do was to get the group together and calmly try to solve the problem as a team. A better team means better efficiency.
    • Tell me what role you play within work groups and why.
      • A role that I play within my military group is a teammate. There are no certain roles when were working as a team.
      How would people you work with describe you?
      • Someone who doesn’t put up with much. I’m not hot headed 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.
      • In one of our team exercises I was instructed to lead my unit down the course with many obstacles. Right away I took initiative and as a team helped my unit get across the finish line. I made sure everyone crossed the line and then I crossed it as a finish for our unit.
      • You are going to learn that the people standing to the left and right of you are the ones that you might need to survive and you can only learn teamwork by working together and developing a team cohesion and trust because you guys are going to have to depend on each other.
      • Whenever there is a problem in our unit we all pitch in.
      • When your in the military the men and women standing beside you, you start to consider them family.
      Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.- RyunosukeSatoro
    • 2
    • I am sure that in any work environment there are many situations that are in need of some team work. An example is when i worked in a restaurant and all of a sudden 60 people from a play in Lockport came into the restaurant and lets say about half of those were kids. It was a mad house. We were understaffed and had no idea what to do to control the situation. So my coworkers and I took 5 minutes to come up with some sort of a plan. We later then assigned roles to the 6 of us that were working and then took control of the situation. The situation ended up being under control and after our miniature staff meeting we were able to have a well organized plan.
    • THANK YOU!