1 Ground rules for how a team will operate:
We treat each other with respect.
We intend to develop personal relationships to enhance trust and open communication. We value constructive feedback. We will avoid being defensive and give feedback in a constructive manner. We strive to recognize and celebrate individual and team accomplishments. As team members, we will pitch in to help where necessary to help solve problems and catch-up on behind schedule work
Team member opinion:
Team members can speak freely and in turn and all participants will have a say
No one person will be allowed to dominate the discussion
Team members will not speak on behalf of anyone else
Team members will say what they think and not what they think someone else wants to hear
Strengths and weaknesses
More friendliness, confiding in each other, and sharing personal problems; discussion of the team’s
A sense of team cohesion, a common spirit and goals
Establishing and maintain team methods and boundaries
Arguing among members even when they agree on the real issues
Defensiveness and competition; factions and “choosing sides”
Establishing unrealistic goals
Expressing concern about excessive work
Discuss team expectations
Communicate; make sure everybody stay in the loop.
Use organizational tools.
2 COMUNICATING RESPONSABILITIES.
By communicating responsabilities, you will be able to obtain desired results/outcomes, improve an employee's performance, and develop new skills. When you do meet to discuss these expectations, standards, and goals, meet in a quiet place without interruptions and have the job description and objectives in hand. Be sure to discuss the expectations with the employee and confirm that the employee understands the tasks and responsibilities of the position.
Meet in a quiet place without interruptions
1. Have the employee's position description as well as unit's business plan and/or objectives at the meeting 2. Talk with employee about expectations,
3. Confirm that employee understands the tasks, responsibilities of the position 4. Ask the employee for comments, suggestions on performance standards 5. Finalize performance standards with employee, confirm the employee's understanding 6. Define performance standards at each level of performance, e.g., meets expectations, exceeds expectations.
Team member opinion
Communication is one of the keys to running a successful business. And no one in a business should be
exempt from workplace communication responsibilities. All employees and management of all companies
no matter what size must learn proper business communications to insure excellence and productivity in
Strengths and Weaknesses
Skilled communicators recognize that effective communication takes forethought. For example, smart managers first evaluate their intended audience to gauge such factors as the current mood, audience education level and the context of the situation, and they frame their message accordingly. Effective communicators also evaluate all the possible channels available for communicating, such as face-to- face, over the phone and via email, and they choose the channel best suited for that particular message and audience. Also key to communicating effectively is learning to engage in actively listening: It takes two people -- a sender and a receiver -- to communicate. Effective communicators avoid distractions and focus on more than just the spoken word. They evaluate body language and tone of voice for clues to gauge whether their intended audience comprehends the message. Skilled communicators in the workplace also encourage open feedback, recognizing that communication is a constant process.
Typical weaknesses in...