Team Building Activities
1 What is a team?
2 Why build a team?
3 How do you build a team?
4 Team Formation
5 What are the advantages for team members?
6 What are the organizational benefits?
First main point
1 Teams are made up of people, and people come with a cornucopia of styles, backgrounds, attitudes, skills and knowledge. Not surprisingly, teams often do not function at an ideal level when they first come together.
2 Teambuilding means enabling a group of people who need to work together to do so in a collaborative, cooperative and productive manner.
3 Team building is the selection, development and collective motivation of a team. A team is a group of people who are joined together with a common goal or objective. Teams are most suitable for highly complex tasks. Team building has gained immense popularity over the years and it is one of the most common exercises in the corporate world.
4 Team formation takes time, and usually follows a set group of recognizable stages, as the team journeys from being a group of strangers to becoming a united team with a common goal. Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing
Forming: Team meets (formation); begins collective work
Storming: Team deals with confusion and conflict over goals, decision-making, roles and control.
Norming: Team accepts goals, roles, rules; works positively
Performing: Team focuses on achieving goals; personal growth for team members; conflict handled positively.
8 What are the advantages for team members?
• It gets people focused on a single goal
• Helps people understand the decision making process • It helps individuals assess their personal effectiveness and strengths • It allows people to identify ways to improve their problem solving skills • Allows people to learn from the...