Creating Effective Teams

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Creating Effective Teams

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Working in Teams
This presentation explains the planned process of working effectively in teams. Topics include: – Setting team expectations, – Creating meeting agendas, – Writing minutes – Task planning – Problem resolution. Go to Studywell > Working in Teams to download team planning templates

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Why work in a team?
A good team can produce better results than individuals working alone.

More ideas

Better solutions

Bigger scope
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Why work in a team?
Working in a team improves the abilities of each individual

It teaches you to cope with challenge and criticism

It helps you consider different perspectives

It expands your mind Clarifies your thinking
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Building a dynamic team

Proactive people

Planned process

Dynamic team

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6. Problems consensus, majority, compromise mediation 1.Introductions who are we skills roles and duties contacts

5. Roles functional maintenance

Planned Process
4. Project Task analyse the task divide duties set deadlines progress review 2. Meetings agenda minutes records timelines

3. Ground Rules attendance confidentiality considerations expectations

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1. Introductions
 Who are we? – Introduce yourselves  Skills – What can each team member do?  Roles and duties – Who will organise the next meeting? – What does each team member need to do before the next meeting?  Contact information – Record each person’s telephone number and email address

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2. Meetings
 Meet as soon as possible  Meet weekly  Set an agenda – What will be discussed in the meeting  Record minutes and actions – What happened at the meeting – What actions need to be taken  Agree to timelines Download the Meeting agenda and minutes template from Studywell > Working in Teams

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3. Ground rules
 Attendance – Set up expectations for attendance – Set up procedures for alerting team members if changes occur  Confidentiality – Keep information private within the group  Consideration of others  Expectations – How much effort – How soon will the project be completed – How to communicate between team members

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4. Project task
 Analyse the task – Make sure everyone in team is clear about the task – Define key concepts,  Divide duties – Make sure everyone has a job  Set deadlines – Set weekly deadlines for individual members to submit work  Progress review – Build review of progress into schedule – this enables group to assess progress strategically, combat problems and avoid last minute panic.

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5. Roles
 Each team member will take on a variety of functional roles such as – Coordinator • Keep track of the project – Initiator • Suggest new ideas and plans – Information Seeker • Research – Goal setter • Evaluate and set targets for the group – Evaluator • Critically analyse – Planner • Organise schedules – Finisher • Edit and proofread

Functional Roles

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5. Roles
 Each team member will take on a variety of maintenance roles such as – Encourager • Keep up morale and enthusiasm – Gatekeeper • Make sure everyone gets heard – Consensus checker • Makes sure everyone agrees with decisions – Mediator • Evaluate and resolve disputes – Tension reliever • Helps everyone relax – Listener • Keeps track of what gets said

Maintenance Roles

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6. Problems
 Before problems arise decide how decisions will be made, e.g. – Consensus – Majority – Compromise  Consider the perspectives and personal situations of other team members  Record all decisions, actions and incidents in meeting minutes  Consult with tutor or...
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