Project is time consuming and intellectually challenging. When several people use their skills and knowledge together, the result should be a better project. People working together can sustain the enthusiasm and lend support needed to complete the project.
Teams succeed when members have:
The answer key to the Team game 2- 'Counting the squares': Total 50 squres
As the team matures, members gradually learn to cope with each other and the pressures that they face. As a result, the team goes through the fairly predictable stages noted on the slide. - Team Game – Sell your self – Campaign Craze <number>
To help the members adapt to their team, it might be wise to have them to simple activities to build trust and establish communication between the members. However, in the context of the computational science project many of the forming actions are undertaken as the team determines what their project topic will be and narrows the focus to reach their project goal. Leader can help members as they \"form\" their teams by making sure that they understand the process they will go through to get their task.You may want to include some activities to illustrate trust and/or communication skills in a team.
This is probably the most difficult stage for the team. They may be floundering trying to find a project topic that is narrow enough to study or a mentor to help them. They begin to realize that this project is different than other ones that they have done in the past. Teachers can help students through this stage by encouraging members to use their individual skills and assume more responsibilities.Understanding how personality types interact can ease some of the tensions in the storming stage.<number>
As a leader, you can help your members when they are in the “storming” stage, by focusing their attention on the questions above. The students may want to answer the first question both in general terms and more specifically, in conjunction with their project goals. <number>
During this stage, team members begin to work out their differences and now have more time and energy to spend on their work. Thus they are able to start making significant progress. In the context of the computational science project, the students have probably found a mentor who is helping them and have narrowed their project focus. <number>
During this stage, you should encourage team members to:do detailed planningdevelop criteria for completion of goalsbuild on positive norms and change unhealthy normsencourage continued team spiritNow that the team is working well, it is important for team members to learn to communicate with each other including how to constructively criticize when necessary.<number>
During the performing stage, the team is now an effective and cohesive unit. As a team, the emphasize quality work; utilize each member’s talents; meet deadlines; and continue to work on team commitment.Examples of the results of good team work can be seen on the Video tapes and CDs from the National Expos. The presentation itself is an example of team work.The duration and intensity of these stages vary from team to team. Sometimes Stage 4 is achieved in a meeting or two; other times it takes months. Understanding the stages of growth will keep you from overreacting to normal problems and setting unrealistic expectations. Don’t panic. With patience and effort the assembly of independent individuals will grow into a team.
If participants vision is different from what is in the slide. !Do you’ll agree with the points stated
Ask the participants to make notes in a note pageMost important is what they believe that the team members should expect from them
\"exponential growth\" means growing at a rate that is proportional to the current size.
Team Building & Leadership
United we stand, Divided we fall.
E Empowering each other to
several people’s skills and
knowledge together, in-turn gives
Sustain the enthusiasm and lend
support needed to complete the
How do Teams Work Best?
Commitment to common
Defined roles and responsibilities;
Effective decision systems,
communication and work
Good personal relationships.
Is the process of enabling the group
of people to reach their goal
Process of making team effective is
TEAM MAINTENANCE ROLES
Stages in Team Building
Stage 1: FORMING
Team Building Task
– Define team – Define
individual roles strategy
– Develop trust – Identify
How do we support each other?
What do we do when we have
What are my responsibilities to the
Stage 2: STORMING
During the Storming stage team
– realize that the task is more
difficult than they imagined;
– have fluctuations in attitude about
chances of success;
– may be resistant to the task; and,
– have poor collaboration.
Do we have common goals and
Do we agree on roles and
Do our task, communication, and
decision systems work?
Do we have adequate interpersonal
Stage 3: Norming
During this stage members
– their team;
– team rules and procedures;
– their roles in the team; and,
– the individuality of fellow
Team members realize that they are
Competitive relationships become
There is a willingness to confront
and solve problems.
Teams develop the ability to express
There is a sense of team spirit.
Stage 4: PERFORMING
Team members have:
– gained insight into personal and
– a better understanding of each
other’s strengths and weaknesses;
– gained the ability to prevent or
work through group conflict and
resolve differences; and,
– developed a close attachment to
How can I become a better team
1 Keep the broader picture in mind rather
than getting absorbed in ‘my’ ‘own’ task
2 My efforts should add value to the team
3 My goal not achieved if team goal is not
4 Use resources just sufficient to complete
my part of the team task
5 ‘Sail on’, rather than ‘pass on’
6 Create cooperative, friendly climate in
Recipe for Successful Team
Commitment to shared goals and
Good Personal Relationships
Clearly define roles and
– Use best skills of each
– Allows each to develop in all areas
Recipe for Successful Team
Effective systems and processes
– Clear communication
– Beneficial team behaviors; well-
defined decision procedures and
– Balanced participation
– Awareness of the group process
– Good personal relationships
Importance of Constructive
Don't use labels.
Don’t be judgmental.
Speak for yourself.
Use “I” messages.
Restrict your feedback to things you
know for certain.
Help people hear and accept your
compliments when giving positive
Guide for Giving Constructive
When you …. describe behavior
I feel ….. how behavior affects you
Because I … why behavior affects you
(Pause for discussion) …. let other person(s)
I would like …. what change would you like
Because …. why change will alleviate problem
What do you think …. Listen to other person’s
response and discuss options
The Most Effective Teams:
Share information openly
Participate in the team’s task
Encourage each other
Use all of the team’s resources
Problem Solving Process – In
Identifying the issue.
Setting a specific objective.
Gathering and analyzing the
Evaluating the alternatives.
Deciding and acting.
BOSS To LEADER
Guides the team
Drives the team
Say “Let’s Do”
Who is a Team Leader
Contact point for communication
between team and management
Full-fledged team member
Assists the team by immediately
implementing changes that are
within the bounds of the team
What do you expect from your
What should they expect from you?
SWOT – As A Leader
Personal Characteristics of Team
Self – Warmth
confidence Sensitizing the
Alertness Ability to work
Maturity with others
Sense of Humor
BUILDING THE TEAM:
Building the team is like recruitment.
One needs to select the right people and motivate them.
He understands the pressures and the soft points of people,
and uses this knowledge
to make them part of his team.
Each one of his team members is treated as special,
as being different.
Bhuvan also assigns responsibilities to each of his people.
Just getting the people in the team is not good enough.
They have to be told what the goal is.
A team consists of different individuals.
The objective is to make them all work together like a fist,
like a team.
SUPPORT THE TEAM MEMBERS:
Bhuvan backs his team members to the hilt,
even when they make mistakes.
It is indeed important in any team
that the captain backs
the right person, at the right time, for the right job.
Leading A Team
– Find your own style
Lead – don’t be the whole team
– You can’t do everything yourself
Lead – don’t follow
– Don’t let the team members drive the
Lead – don’t drive
– Don’t be a dictator
Characteristics of Good Team
Train members for empowerment
Provide full information to team
Knows all team members
Develop team spirit
Encourage members to excel
Create an enthusiastic environment
Shares success with members
A fully functioning team
Work together successfully
Solve problems and reach decisions
in a way that incorporates individual
Reach decisions through consensus
Can adapt to change
Achieve or exceed desired results
Dying old man and bundle of sticks
Synergy through teams 1+1 >> 2
What can we learn from little ants?
From the birds flying in a formation?
THE MAGIC OF SYNERGY
But, sometimes when we work as a
TEAM, 1+1 may become 11, 111, or
even 1111! In fact, there is no limit.
That is called SYNERGY;
It is SYNCHRONISED ENERGY.
It has a MULITIPLIER EFFECT.
It grows in GEOMETRIC PROGRESSION,
or even EXPONENTIAL