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EFFECTIVE TEAM DEVELOPMENT

Project Phase 2
Mandy White
Amanda Carney
Jasmin Zdunic
Jade Wiseman

Date: Wednesday, March, 23rd, 2011

Professor: Lorraine Cipparrone

Table of Contents
Executive Summary…………………………………………………………………………...4 Main body6
What is effective team development?6
description and examples6
Team Building, collaboration and communication8
how to keep the team effective8
Storming, forming, norming, performing10
stages of team building development12
Alternatives12
how to resolve problems that may arise within the team12
advantages and disadvantages of working in a team13
Leaders in a group……………………………………………………………...……………14
What is a leader?.................................................................................................14
Leadership types...………………………………………………………………….....14
How to be an effective team leader……………………………………….………....15
Ineffective team leadership traits ……………………………………………………16
Team leader responsibilities………………………………………………………….16 Options19
Weighing-Up the options of assessment ………………………………………………20 Considerations21
what traits to consider in a good teammate21
Reccomendations23
the key reccomendations for successfully working in a team23 Training methods24
how to train your team to be effective24
Exhibits...……………………………………………………………………………………... 24 A. Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing ………………………………………………25 B. Sample Team Contracts………………………………………………………………......26 C. Group Evaluation Example………………………………………………………………..30 D. Self Evaluation Example ………………………………………………………………….31 E. Characteristics of a good group member………………………………………………..34 F. Leadership Effectiveness………………………………………………………..………...35 G. Critical leader behaviors for different situations………………………………………...36 H. Management vs. Leadership………………………………………………………….…..37 I. Leadership Quotes………………………………………………….……………………….38 Bibliography39-41

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

An effective team has certain characteristics that allow the team members to function more efficiently and productively. An effective team develops ways to share leadership roles and ways to share accountability for their work products, shifting the emphasis from the individual to several individuals within the team. In order to keep the team effective, there are several ways in which a leader can help create a strong team. These ways consist of establishing objectives, developing a participatory style, focusing on contributions, organizing meetings, teams, and explaining rules, responsibilities and commitments of each team member. When developing a team there are four main stages which are:

* Forming: this is assembling your team and getting acquainted to your team mates. * Storming: this is when conflicts arise and some competition between group members. * Norming: this is when members begin to share information and begin to start collaborating and working as a team. * Performing: this is the final stage, where a group is considered “perfect” they are at a high performance level and have become effective, creative, and resourceful.

With these four stages in place, a successful team leader understands the different stages of the group formation and development. Moreover, sometimes group conflicts do occur and it is in the group’s best interest to have an action plan to implement so the group doesn’t fall apart. These stages can be anything from just defining the problem, to how an action plan is going to be developed.

Team work will always have advantages and disadvantages no matter who you work with. When you are in a team you can put together your ideas and findings to make a final thought or report. Consequently, for every advantage of working in a team, there is the flipside. Just as “two heads are better than one,” we’ve all heard, “too many chefs spoil the soup.” To avoid or eliminate disadvantages in a group, a leader should be chosen in order to keep peace...
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