Teamwork: Guitar Playing

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The Hague University
-SSMS- Module 1.5
Mrs. Phebe Winter MSc
p.i.winter@hhs.nl

Professional Abilities – “Skills”
 Module 1 – Class 5 ‘Team Work’
 8th October 2012

Teamwork
 Teamwork guitar playing

 Perfect Teamwork

Teamwork - synergy
Synergy comes from the Greek word synergia (synergos) 
“working together”

Synergy usually arises when two persons (or more) with
different complementary skills cooperate. In business,
cooperation of people with organizational and technical skills happens very often. In general, the most common reason why
people cooperate is that it brings a synergy

Synergy
To create an outcome that is in some
way of more value than the total of
what the individual inputs is.

Teamwork?

Teamwork
 People have different expectations.

So how do you achieve synergy?
Teams should take the time to start up before they
actually start working on an assignment and spend
some time deliberating on teamwork and looking
ahead.

Teamwork - Masterplan

- Agree on your masterplan
- Know who’s there at your table
- Divide roles
- Agree on procedures

Teamwork - Masterplan
 Masterplan

1. Understand the assignment.
2. Inventorying what’s there. The current state.
3. Planning activities.
Understanding

Inventorying

Planning

Masterplan – Understand the assignment
 Find difficult words in the text
 Talk with your team. What do we understand?
 ( Go to tutor and ask what is supposed to be finished

when it is finished?)

Masterplan - Inventorying
 Defining the current state/reality

What can go wrong?
 Not using the goal as a reference point for your current reality  Not describing the relevant picture
 Describing only part of the picture
 Have you made assumptions
 Did we exaggerate?

Masterplan - Planning
Plan your goals and activities, roles etc.

Work on your activities.

Implement actions for improvemen.
Check the delta between your plans and current reality.

Know who’s there at your table

Learn to

know
each
other

Learn to

know
each
other

‘s ambitions

Learn to

know
each
other

‘s qualities

Know who’s there at your table
People who engage with other cultures
 Address people of other cultures with the same respect that they would like to have themselves
 Seek to describe the world as they perceive it as accurate as possible
 Encourage people of other cultures to express themselves in their uniqueness.
 Strive for identification with people of other cultures
(emphasize commonalities instead of differences)

Teamwork – Conclusion…
The masterplan has to be clear


What is your project assignment?



Clear picture of current reality



Plan your activities

Know who’s there at your table


Know each other, each others ambitions and qualities



Use Belbin’s team roles



Talk about yourself with your team mates



Choose chairman, minute-taker



Know each others expectations

Divide roles

Know the procedures


When, how often, how long ?



Stick to the procedure and evaluate

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