Team

Successful teams deliver more than the sum of their parts. They can come together by accident but more often require building before a real acceleration in performance is observed. Learn to create teams that strengthen your organization and make it more robust and success will follow.

Characteristics

  • Team is any group of three or more people who come together for a purpose
  • Teams can be short-lived, meet rarely or long and continually in contact
  • A declared purpose or goal around which a team can gather is important
  • Team health must be understood

Roles

  • Leadership in some form is required, it need not be one person
  • Teams function best when different views are represented
  • To make a fully functional team you must understand the people involved, their personal motives and skills

Communication

  • Teams must regularly communicate progress to avoid negative perceptions developing amongst those outside the team
  • In addition to general progress updates, shifts in direction or the goals of the team should be shared with all stakeholders

Resolving Issues

  • Teams must fix their issues together
  • Help from an outside figure or group
  • Prevention of issues is always better than allowing something to become a problem and fixing it