Building Effective Teams

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  • Building Effective Teams

    1. 1. Building Effective Teams
    2. 2. <ul><li>Group </li></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Time! </li></ul>
    3. 3. Overview <ul><li>What is a team? </li></ul><ul><li>What does “Building Effective Teams” mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I fit in as a manager/team leader? </li></ul><ul><li>How does a manager/team leader build the team? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the organizational, managerial, and teammate barriers to my success? </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is a team <ul><li>Teams must have </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self generated commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agreement through consensus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A healthy degree of conflict and creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Building Effective Teams <ul><li>“The whole is equal to the sum of its parts” Aristotle </li></ul><ul><li>Identify how people relate and how they fit </li></ul><ul><li>Performance management </li></ul><ul><li>Delegation </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul>
    6. 6. Where do I fit in? <ul><li>Help the team become cohesive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mediating conflict </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manager of group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coach/motivator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Understand your management style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Task-driven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process – driven </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to Build </li></ul><ul><li>Team </li></ul>
    8. 8. How does a manager/team leader build the team? <ul><li>Plan for the unexpected, unpredictable, and the random </li></ul><ul><li>Identify how your team members individually contribute to the whole group </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage rather than cheerlead </li></ul><ul><li>Model the behavior you expect </li></ul><ul><li>Be open to the new and different </li></ul><ul><li>Question why tasks are done the way they are done and why tasks don’t get completed </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative, optimistic, enthusiastic </li></ul>
    9. 9. How does a manager/team leader build the team? <ul><li>Confront team problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate fear (dissention) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Destroy barriers between people and departments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help others do their jobs better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examine your role, be a catalyst vs roadblock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drive creativity and change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be decisive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empower by sharing information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid “tight control” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage boundaries (outcomes instead of processes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modify boundaries as needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be open to different solutions – choose what fits best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize that the biggest enemy is yourself </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. What are the barriers to my success? <ul><li>3 Barriers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teammates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feelings that affect the barriers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Imposition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ignorance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stagnation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over-eagerness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manipulation/power plays </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Group Activity <ul><li>Split into groups </li></ul><ul><li>I will provide the activity to the leaders as well as the result needed or answer to the activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders will give the group the direction and help them to complete the activity through encouraging them and building the team </li></ul><ul><li>Point of the activity is not completion, but the process to get the activity completed. </li></ul>

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