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Team building

  2. 2. Team Building - Definition• Team building" (or "teambuilding") refers to the process of establishing and developing a greater sense of collaboration and trust between team members. Interactive exercises, team assessments, and group discussions enable groups to cultivate this greater sense of teamwork.
  3. 3. Team work & Team building• To understand the basic concepts and ideas of team work and team building.• To appreciate the strengths and difficulties of working as a team.• To learn the basics of promoting team work in the organization.
  4. 4. Types of Teams• Formal versus informal• Mechanical versus organic• Inter-team versus intra-team• Inter-agency versus intra-agency• Same discipline versus different disciplines• User-involved versus user-led
  5. 5. Synergy of Teams• Synergy: the creation of a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.• Usefulness of synergy includes: o increasing resources for problem solving o improving quality of decision making o enhancing members’ commitments to tasks o fostering creativity and innovation o satisfying individual needs for growth
  6. 6. Task Activities of a Team• Initiating• Information sharing• Summarizing• Elaborating• Opinion giving• Distributed leadership
  7. 7. Maintenance Activities of a Team• Gatekeeping• Encouraging• Harmonizing• Reducing tension• Norming• Self-managing
  8. 8. Avoidance of disruptive activities or behavior• Being aggressive• Blocking• Self-confessing• Seeking sympathy• Competing• Withdrawal• Seeking recognition
  9. 9. Obstacles to Team Work• Personality conflicts: Individual differences in personality and work style may disrupt the group.• Task ambiguity: Unclear agendas and ill-defined problems.• Free riding: Diffusion of individual efforts and responsibilities.• Poor readiness to work: Wasting of time in unprepared meetings
  10. 10. Characteristics of High Performance Teams• A clear and elevating goal• A task-driven, result-oriented structure• Competent and committed members• A collaborative climate• External support, recognition and delegation• Strong, principled and yet democratic leadership
  11. 11. Team cohesiveness versus performancenorms• Low productivity: strong commitments to harmful norms• Low to moderate productivity: weak commitments to harmful norms• High productivity: strong commitments to supportive norms• Moderate productivity: weak commitments to supportive norms
  12. 12. Teamthink/Groupthink• Teamthink or Groupthink is the tendency for highly cohesive groups to lose their critical evaluative capabilities for undermining their weaknesses and promoting their strengths. Because of undesirable competition and disruption between teams, alienation will be resulted accordingly.
  13. 13. Symptoms of Groupthink• Illusions of group invulnerability• Belief in inherent group morality• Applying direct pressure to ‘deviants’ to conform to group wishes• Self-censorship by members• Accepting consensus prematurely• Protecting the team from hearing disturbing viewpoints from outsiders
  14. 14. How to handle groupthink• Encourage a sharing of viewpoints• Create subgroups to work on the same problem and then share their proposed solutions• Assign one member to play a ‘devil’s advocate’ role at each group meeting• Review the decision after consensus is apparently achieved
  15. 15. Inputs of Team building• Organizational setting: resources, technology, structures, atmosphere• Nature of task: clarity and complexity• Group size: number of members• Membership characteristics: abilities, values and personalities• User participation: primary versus secondary users
  16. 16. Throughputs of team building• The way members interact and work together to transform inputs into outputs.• The process through which ideas and contribution of team members are recognized.
  17. 17. Outputs of team building • Accomplishment of desired outcomes as follows:- task performance and productivity- human resource maintenance and development- prevention of disruptive groupthink and team alienation
  18. 18. Task Functions• Information and opinion giver• information and opinion seeker• starter• direction giver• summariser• co-ordinator• diagnoser• energiser• reality tester• evaluator
  19. 19. Task Needs• Defining the task• Making a plan• allocating work• controlling work quality• checking performance against the plan• adjusting the plan
  20. 20. Maintenance Functions• Encourager Of Participation• Harmoniser• Tension Reliever• Communication Helper• Evaluator Of Emotional Climate• Process Observer• Standard Setter• Active Listener• Trust Builder• Interpersonal Problem Solver
  21. 21. Maintenance Needs• Setting standards• maintaining discipline• building team spirit• encouraging, motivating, giving a sense of purpose• ensuring communication with the group• training the group as a group
  22. 22. Self-oriented Behaviour• Dominating• Blocking• Recognition seeking• Pairing up• Withdrawing
  23. 23. Individual Needs• Attending to personal problems• Encouraging individuals• Giving status• Recognizing and using individual abilities• Training the individual
  24. 24. Let’s Introduce each other
  25. 25. About Bodhih Training Solution BODHIH
  26. 26. ObjectivesIn this program you will:• Understand the importance of building high performance teams• Understand the importance of having team objectives and goals• Use effective communication skills to build trust, interdependence, mutual respect among team members• Appreciate and work with the diversity and differences within and outside the team• Lead and develop team members to achieve team goals• Review their performance regularly• Use effective decision making for developing and managing the team
  27. 27. What are the Challenges Faced by You While Working in “Team” ?
  28. 28. What is Team Building?Team building" (or "teambuilding") refers to the process ofestablishing and developing a greater sense of collaborationand trust between team members. Interactive exercises, teamassessments, and group discussions enable groups to cultivatethis greater sense of teamwork
  29. 29. Requirements for Team Building1. Clear Objectives and Goals2. Support and Trust3. Openness and Confrontation4. Co-operation and Conflict5. Appropriate Leadership6. Sound Inter-group Relations7. Individual Development8. Regular Reviews9. Sound Decision Making
  30. 30. Hurdles in Teamwork• Ego• Unhealthy Competition• Inferiority & Superiority Complexes• “Only I Can Do It” attitude• Self over estimation, and under estimation others• Jealousy• Distrust
  31. 31. What is a SMART goal?SpecificMeasurableAttainableRelevantTime-Bound
  32. 32. Your Personality Test
  33. 33. Team NameTeam SloganTeam Leader
  34. 34. GRIP Model• G - Goal Clarity• R – Role Clarity• I – Interpersonal Dynamics• P - Process
  35. 35. Let’s Pitch a Tent
  36. 36. Take Away – Tent Pitching Belief in each other Key Elements: Goal, Role, I/P, Effective communication skills Process Overcoming communication barriers Competently leading & developing team Appreciating one’s limitation (Mutual Respect) Coordination Assignment of task complementing capacity of individuals
  37. 37. Cave Rescue
  38. 38. Take Away – Cave Rescue Logical & efficient decision making approach Intensity of risk in terms of taking decision on behalf of others Significant conflict management skills Mutual respect and team Consensus Assertiveness Key Elements: Goal, I/P Working in constraint Control over ego
  39. 39. Ring Toss – Win as much as you can
  40. 40. Take Away – Ring Toss Risk-taking & level of confidence Key Elements: Goal, Role Goal-setting & concern for excellence Planning Personal responsibility Learning from feedback (Regular Performance Review) Examining one’s attitude towards success and failure
  41. 41. Crossing Team Mats with Team Mates
  42. 42. Take Away – Crossing Team Mats No individual alone is a clear leader Key Elements: Goal, Role, Pro cess Coordination Individual goal vs. team (organizational goal) Checking progress of others for guidance if required Interdependence for team success Overcoming difficult situations jointly
  43. 43. Traffic Jam
  44. 44. Take Away – Traffic Jam Foolproof planning Key Elements: Goal, Process Valuable time management Comprehend and proceeding along with other’s pace Synchronization is the key Efficient Problem solving skills
  45. 45. Crux of the Matter• Have Trust & Confidence in Team Members• Let go -- the Ego• Not Compete with each other• Be Committed to the Common Goal• Communicate Openly & Directly
  46. 46. Crux of the Matter• Resolve Conflict Mutually & Openly• Empathize & Understand to be Understood• Support & Respect Individual Differences• Take up Responsibility & Accountability