Team of equals• Needs a nominal leader – final responsibility to the client or stakeholder• Usually made up a multi-disciplinary team, each well-thought of in their area• Works well with clear definition of roles• The team like and respect each other, therefore work well
Leader-based team• One strong leader able to communicate vision and drive the project• Charismatic leaders• Can go wrong so easily if there are problems with the leader
Team mix and dynamics How do you work out the right one?Can you plan for these successful teams?
Team properties• Each person feels they are contributing• Each person is respected for their part in the team• There is leadership – of the team; of the idea• BUT each person is recognised for their contribution• They do something outstanding
Team personalities• The Agitator - Questions the status quo, outspoken• The Wild Card - Skill and dedication, if you can find the key to motivating him• The Leader - Execution, ability to get team on board and invested in new ideas• The Workhorse - Focus, work ethic, dogged determination• The Glue - Communication — the glue that brings the team together, especially in difficult times• The Expert - Vast knowledge of a subject area, its major players, and its most useful sources of informationhttp://www.bnet.com/2403-13059_23-185372.html
Discussion• What team structure would you develop for this team?• How would you run it?• What are the possible pitfalls for this project?• How would you mitigate those pitfalls?
Exercise• Think of a new project at work that has potential to be leading• Using the checklist consider: – Why does it have potential? – Who would you put on it? – What’s the shape of the team? – How can you put the environment in place to make it leading?
DiscussionAre there two people willing to talk about their project?Places where you want some help and discussion from the group
Questions and discussion Any more burning questions? Contact details Mags Hanley email@example.com