“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford
Your success as a manager can often depend on how well your team operates. How are their problem-solving skills? Are they enthusiastic and motivated to do their best? Do they work well together? There have been hundreds of studies demonstrating that human beings function better and learn better in groups.
–Identify different types of teams.
–Build teamwork by recognizing and tapping into the characteristics of an effective team.
– Promote trust and rapport by exploring their team player style and how it impacts group dynamics.
–Recognize the key elements that move a team from involvement to empowerment and how to give these elements to their team.
–Develop strategies for dealing with team conflict and common situations.
–Use action planning and analysis tools to help their team perform better.
- Improve your interaction with other internal personnel.
- Describe where your team is on the team success curve.
- Develop a common purpose for your team.
- Describe values, eexpectations and ground rules for your team.
- Communication among team members.
- Use a variety of methods to convey information to the team.
- Successfully conduct team meetings.
- Make effective team presentations.
- Collaborate effectively with other team members.
- Identify the sources of conflict on teams.
- Use a four-step model to resolve team conflicts.
- Reward and recognize effective teamwork.