This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2011 ISSN # 1545-8873
“Life is a team sport and we all get to play.” — Church marquee in Nashville
No one has ever made it totally on their own in this world. All of us depended on others to be where we are today. How pleasant when the groups of people that helped us were teams!
Teambuilding is a deliberate process for helping teams to build effective working relationships among members. Communication is the core to successful teamwork and the starting point for good team development. Some first steps are to acquaint team members with each other, to increase comfort with working together, and to build effective working relationships.
The focus of teambuilding can be (a) interpersonal, (b) goal-related, (c) team roles/responsibilities and/or (d) team processes, such as decision-making and handling conflict.
Some suggested exercises are to:
To build exceptional teams, read about the Team Needs Model in Geoffrey M. Bellman and Kathy D. Ryan’s Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results. Jossey-Bass, 2009.
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