Teamwork Workshop (Workshop 3)Date: 4 July 2011Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University
Activity Time! Warm up game: ‘Trust Fall’ All people will walk around the room randomly Anyone who clap hands Fall The others need to support him/her immediately
What is teamwork? • A joint action by a group of people, in which each person subordinates his or her individual interests and opinions to the unity and efficiency of the group • Members collaborate together and use their talent and experience to contribute to the success of the team's objectives Webster's New World Dictionary
What is teamwork? • Teams do not become effective overnight. Team building is a process that requires due attention and care • Members work interdependently and work towards both personal and team goals, and they understand these goals are accomplished best by mutual support
Sit with your teammate Choose a color to represent each of your teammates and yourself (3 Mins) Do you understand your teammates? • Discussion (15 Mins) Go around your group, one teammate at a time. Talk about which colors people chose for that teammate and why
Belbin's Team Roles Do you understand the role? http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_83.htm
Discussion Time! (10 Mins) Through observation of the individual members of your team: Compare each person's strengths and weakness with tBelbin's descriptions of team roles Note the role that most accurately describes each person. Which team roles are missing from your team? From this, ask yourself which strengths are likely to be missing from the team overall?
Empowering Your Team Self Layer Team layer Skills and Attitude Commitment Time Management Team Belief Self-understanding Self-confidence Trust Delegation Appreciation Team Action Honest Leadership Team Goal: SMART Motivation Communication Involvement Reflection(Self and team)
Honest Conversations! We can start to admit more of the truth to ourselves to confront more of our difficulties and to be honest about our feelings Activity Time
In paying attention to someone in a calm, accepting way, you teach that person to pay attention to themselves in just that way. In caring for others, you teach them to care for themselves and you help them to feel more like caring about others. The more you have faced and accepted your own feelings, the more you can be a supportive witness for another person who is struggling to face and accept his or her feelings. In forgiving people for being human and making mistakes and having limits, you teach people to forgive themselves and start over, and you help them to have a more forgiving attitude toward others. By having conversations that include the honest sharing and recognition of feelings, and the exploration of alternative possibilities of action, you help a person to see that, by gradual degrees, they can start to have more honest and fruitful conversations with the important people in their lives.
Leader and Service-Learning: Giving Culture in a team Give people a sense of importance Give feedback, not criticism Give people visibility Give anonymously Know when to forgive Give encouragement Give opportunity Share your knowledge and experience Give moral support Try create this giving culture in this Summer Institute!
I want to share more about…. Who am I? What did I do in the last few weeks? What is/are my weaknesses? What I can contribute more? What is my feelings to my group mates? What I am looking forwards to?
Resources http://www.newconversations.net/honesty_communication_and_counseling.htm http://www.freshtracks.co.uk/free-trust-team-games.htm http://managementhelp.org/groups/team-building.htm http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_83.htm