Effective Skills for Team building Harkmore Lee, msw CALCASA. Today’s Agenda. Group Agreements Learning Objectives Definition Resistance to Teams in Organizations Team Development, Behaviors and Performance Effective and Ineffective Teams Team Decision Making and Consensus Building
Effective Skills for Team buildingHarkmore Lee, mswCALCASA
ALL IDEAS AND POINTS OF VIEW HAVE VALUE
You may hear something you do not agree with or you think is "silly" or "wrong." Please remember that one of the goals of this meeting is to share ideas. All ideas have value in this setting. Also share YOUR ideas and thoughts and avoid editorials of another colleague’s comments.
What is shared and discussed with one another should “stay here” – apart from ideas and solutions that will help your own work and agency.
USE COMMON CONVERSATIONAL COURTESY
Please don't interrupt; use appropriate language, avoid third party/ side bar discussions, etc.
HUMOR IS WELCOME
BUT humor should never be at someone else's expense.
We have an ambitious agenda, so it will be important to follow the time guidelines for the next two days.
CELL PHONE / TEXTING / E-MAIL COURTESY
Please turn cell phones, or any other communication item with an on/off switch to “silent. If you need to respond, kindly step outside
Please feel free to take personal breaks as needed
ANY OTHERS AGREEMENTS TO ADD?
Group:A collection of two or more interacting individuals with a stable pattern of relationships among them, who share common goals and who perceive themselves as being a group.
Essentials of a group
Perceive themselves as part of group
Team:A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.
This definition highlights the essentials of a team or in other words the team basics. Here the focus or emphasis is on three characteristics – small number, complementary skills and commitment. These are what basically differentiates a team from a group and makes a team something much more productive and result oriented than a group. We shall analyze them:
Very often we use the word team work in our organizational context without perhaps fully understanding what we mean by team work. Team work is an abstract concept. It represents a set of values that:
Though a very large number of people believe in the argument for greater focus on teams, yet when it comes to using the team approach, the people are reluctant to rely on teams. Three primary sources for people’s reluctance about teams that stand out are:
“Great people don’t equal great teams.” –Tom Peters
Stages of team building:
Besides seeing the characteristics of an effective team as well as an ineffective team, it would be prudent to examine the characteristics of effective team members. It will be observed that organizational failures often are not a result of poor leadership but of poor follower ship. An effective team member is, therefore, on who:
You feel that we should ….
You do not believe that ….