Building an Effective Team

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MSCSA Vice President Kayley Schoonmaker and MSCSA Treasurer Matt Rubel
You've heard it throughout the year: teamwork to make the dream work! Ever wonder how to make a team work? There is a big difference between a group and a team. Is your senate operating as a group or a team? We can help you find out. We will also do some team building exercises to make sure you are ready to take teambuilding back to your campus.

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Building an Effective Team

  1. 1. Teamwork… To make the Dream Work!
  2. 2.  “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” The Importance of Teamwork
  3. 3.  Who took the lead, how was their tone and attitude? How did they influence the group?  Think about where you are splitting into groups, can you provide an example? What is this doing to the team? Things to Consider…
  4. 4. Group vs. Team Group work: Teamwork:  Work independently  Motivated to achieve personal goals  Very hierarchical  “What’s in it for me?”  Have shared responsibilities  Motivated to achieve common goals  Participative or empowerment-oriented  “How can I help the common purpose?”
  5. 5.  Achieve things beyond the capacity of individuals working alone  Help each other avoid major errors  More opportunities for new ideas  Encourages empowerment  Affiliation, security, self-esteem, and self-fulfillment Advantages of Teamwork
  6. 6.  Highly publicized team charter and norms  Widely shared goals and objectives  Strong team cohesion  A diversified team mix  Clearly defined roles/responsibilities  Positive interpersonal relationships  Trust and conflict management abilities  Effective interpersonal communication skills  Strong top management support What is an Effective Team?
  7. 7.  Group recognition and rewards  Identify and build on team’s strengths  Develop trust and norms  Empower team members  Inspire and motivate members  Recognize needs and attend to them  Encourage and support team decisions  Display self-confidence  Has strong social skills The Team Leader
  8. 8.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php? v=10151837380932051&set=vb.9350 637050&type=3&theater Together, We Can!

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