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Stages of team development

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Stages of Team Development

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Stages of team development

  1. 1. Stages of Team Development “Pro Sports Style” Created by The University of North Texas in partnership with the Texas Education Agency
  2. 2. I. “The Draft”• FORMING: – Group gets to know each other – Team members are polite, but do not trust each other yet – Members are still “strangers” UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 2
  3. 3. II. “Training Camp”• STORMIMG – Chaotic environment – Members “test” one another – Members guard their own attitudes – May not yet accept others’ ideas – Leaders start to emerge UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 3
  4. 4. III. “Pre-Season”• NORMING – Members accept others’ styles – Game plan is formed (Goals) – Everyone becomes part of the team – Other members’ viewpoints are accepted UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 4
  5. 5. IV. “The Season”• PERFORMING – Team achieves goals and wins which proves they are meeting the team’s objectives UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 5
  6. 6. V. “End of Season”• ADJOURNING – Team has achieved all or most goals – Objectives are evaluated – Changes are initiated – Team gets ready for “The Draft” • Prepare for new tasks • Gets new team members • Loses old team members (Free Agent) UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 6
  7. 7. How to be a Valuable Team Member• Take responsibility and contribute to your team• Take an active role (contribute skills)• Model appropriate behavior• Leaders must be willing to share responsibility when needed UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 7
  8. 8. How to be a Team Player• Do you offer help when he/she needs it?• Do you listen to your friend without judging his/her opinions UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 8
  9. 9. How to be a Team Player• Are you sensitive when your friend has personal problems?• Are you on time when you are supposed to meet friends? UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 9
  10. 10. How to be a Team Player• Do you accept your friends as they are?• Are you excited for your friends when something good happens to them? UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 10
  11. 11. How to be a Team Player If you answered, “Yes” to the questionsthen you are on your way to being a great teammate!
  12. 12. Playbook for aGREAT Team
  13. 13. “TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE” -----Author Unknown
  14. 14. What Makes a Great Team? •KnowledgeEvery member within thegroup has importantinformation or skills toshare!Learning is a life-longprocess. We grow aswe learn. UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 14
  15. 15. What Makes a Great Team?•Cooperation All team members must work together in harmony. Everyone has a job to do to keep the team operating smoothly. UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 15
  16. 16. What Makes a Great Team? •FlexibilityIt is important forall team membersto be able toadjust their ideasand to be able toset their opinionsaside in order toachieve the goalthe team ispursuing. UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 16
  17. 17. What Makes a Great Team? •Common GoalsJust like our soldiers whobelieve in the common goalof freedom, team membersmust share the same goalsfor the team. This makes theteam stronger. UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 17
  18. 18. What Makes a Great Team? Also known as commitment; members•Dedication of a great team apply their time, attention, ability, and enthusiasm. They know others are counting on them and they don’t want to disappoint them. UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 18
  19. 19. What Makes a Great Team? •Planning A great team plans their strategy which includes long-term and short-term goals. They divide the duties and responsibilities among the team members in order to operate more efficiently. Of course team members ask their colleagues for help if they need it.“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 19
  20. 20. What Makes a Great Team?•Effort by All Team members encourage each other to put forth their best. It is important for everyone to have the opportunity to contribute their ideas, skills, and talents. UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 20
  21. 21. What Makes a Great Team?•Effective Leaders True leaders find the strengths in their team and build on those strengths. They act as facilitators and aren’t afraid to pitch in where needed. Ron Washington, Texas Rangers Vince LombardiDave Tippett, Dallas Stars Hockey Club Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 21
  22. 22. Team Players Become Leaders• Pro teams recognize a player who performs exceptionally well during the season UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 22
  23. 23. Team Players Become Leaders• Being a teammate is all about showing consideration and respect toward others. – Is Tony Romo the only Dallas Cowboy who scores touchdowns? – Is Mike Modano the only Dallas Stars player who is allowed to score a goal? UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 23
  24. 24. Team Players Become Leaders• Well managed teams have more success in achieving their goals. A good leader is so important! UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 24
  25. 25. Summary• Playbook for a GREAT team: – Knowledge – Cooperation – Flexibility – Common Goals – Dedication – Planning – Effort by All – Effective Leader UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved 25
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