What is a Team?
A group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job, or project.
IMPORTANCE OF TEAMS
Teams promote equality among individuals, encouraging a positive attitude and trust. The diversity inherent in teams often provides unique perspectives on work, spontaneous thought, and
Teams develop a greater sense of responsibility for achieving goals and performing tasks. Teams can provide the capacity for rapid response.
TYPES OF TEAMS
Natural work teams
teams that lead quality initiatives in an organization and provide direction and focus Problem-Solving Teams
teams of workers and supervisors that meet to address workplace problems involving quality and productivity Departmental
Natural Work Teams
people who work together everyday to perform a complete unit of work Self-Managed Teams
work teams that are empowered to make and control their own decisions Virtual Teams
This type of teams use a combination of Internet, e-mail, phone, fax, video conferencing, PC-to-PC connections, and shared computer technologies to get their jobs done. Project Teams
teams with a specific mission to develop something new or to accomplish a complex task gained a new measure of importance and respect in the context of Six Sigma Six Sigma Teams:
Master Black Belts
Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause.
Criteria for team effectiveness
1. Clarity in team goals
2. Improvement plan
3. Clearly defined roles
4. Clear communication
5. Beneficial team behaviors
6. Well-defined decision procedures
7. Balanced participation
8. Established ground...
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