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Team Building and Leadership. Ashish. What is a team?. A team consists of small number of people who have complimentary skills with a commitment to a purpose and performance goals and are mutually accountable to each other. Small number of people. Complimentary Skills and their outcomes.

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What is a team
What is a team?

A team consists of small number of people who have complimentary skills with a commitment to a purpose and performance goals and are mutually accountable to each other.

Complimentary skills and their outcomes
Complimentary Skills and their outcomes

  • Complimentary Skills

    • Technical and functional Expertise

    • Problem Solving and decision-making skills

    • Interpersonal Skills

  • Their Outcomes

    • Emergence of we feeling

    • Less costly

    • Mutual Respect

    • Low conflict

Commitment to a purpose
Commitment to a purpose

The best teams invest a tremendous amount of time and effort exploring, shaping and agreeing on a purpose that belongs to them both collectively and individually

Performance goals
Performance Goals

  • Specific

  • Measurable

  • Attainable

  • Relevant

  • Time-bound

Mutual accountability
Mutual Accountability

  • Promises we make to ourselves and to others result in..

    • Commitment

    • Trust

  • Mutual Accountability cannot be coerced

Characteristics of effective leadership
Characteristics of effective leadership

  • Accurate self-assessment

  • Conceptualization

  • Concern with relationships

  • Concern with impact

  • Developing others

  • Managing group processes

  • Proactively

  • Self-confidence

  • Specialized knowledge

  • Use of specialized power

Phase i


High Energy

Feeling of Bonhomie


Leadership Role

Focus on Mission

Identify stakeholders

Set goals

Develop rules of the game

Phase -I

Team mission checklist
Team Mission Checklist

  • Supported by all members?

  • A source of pride?

  • Simple?

  • Unique?

  • Realistic?

  • Guide in decision making?

  • A clear description of purpose?

  • A clear description of customers?

Phase ii


Initial Bonhomie is lost

Trying to prove

Apprehensions surface

Leadership Role

Clarify the roles

Encourage diverse opinions to surface

Do not avoid conflicts

Remind the goals

Phase - II

Phase iii


Mounting tension

Operational problems leading to deviation from mission


Group think

Leadership Roles

Involve all team members

Identify the specifics

Address accountability

Phase - III

Identify roadblocks
Identify Roadblocks

  • Guarded communication

  • A lack of disagreements

  • Unwilling to share information

  • Ineffective team meetings

  • Unrealistic goals

  • Little faith in others

Phase iv


Peer feedback is utilised

High energy in team members

High on mutual respect

High on mutual support

Extraordinary performance


Manage conflicts

Emphasise on collaboration

Focus on joint decision making

Phase - IV

Phase v


Lack of performance

Mutual distrust


Mud slingling

Leadership Roles


Recast goals

Rearrange roles


Phase - V

A dynamic team
A dynamic team

  • Clearly states its mission and goals

  • Identifies its stakeholders

  • Focuses on results

  • Encourages open communication

  • Clarifies roles and responsibilities

  • Builds upon individual strengths

  • Resolves disagreements

  • Encourages creativity

  • Evaluates its own effectiveness

Leaders in teams
Leaders in teams

  • Need to be inspirational – have a vision for the future

  • Build trust, cohesion, and unity

  • Facilitate decision making

  • Expand the competencies of members

  • Foster creativity and capitalize on the organization's diversity

  • Manage change