Table of Contents
CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EFFECTIVE TEAM 4
HOW TO CREATE AN EFFECTIVE TEAM 4
HOW NOT TO PUT A TEAM TOGETHER 5
HOW TO DO IT - LOOKING AT PEOPLE 6
THEIR ROLE 7
TEAMBUILDING PROGRAM 7
BUILDING THE TEAM 8
WHAT IS A TEAM?
A team is a group of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and an approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable and interdependent.
A common purpose allows a team to build an identity, to give itself a direction. A common purpose gives a team an identity that extends beyond the sum of the individuals involved. A common purpose ensures stability through change and a means of overriding the potentially conflicting agendas of bureaucracy. Performance goals help a team transform its common purpose into specific and measurable aims.
A common approach enables a team to sort out who will do a particular job, how schedules will be set and adhered to, what skills need to be developed, how the group will make decisions and when and how to modify the approach to ensure successful completion of the team's objectives.
Mutual accountability and interdependence mean that every team member is equally engaged in and responsible for accomplishing tasks and achieving goals.
CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EFFECTIVE TEAM
o A clear purpose
o Appropriate leadership
o Constructive climate
o Commitment to the team
o Clear roles and work assignments
o Suitable membership
o Effective work methods
o Constructive criticism
o Creative strength
o Open communication
o Organization's mission and mandate
o Team learning
o Sharing team responsibilities
o Team effectiveness
HOW TO CREATE AN EFFECTIVE TEAM
Everyone knows what a team is. Everyone knows how to put a team together. Everyone...