-SSMS- Module 1.5
Mrs. Phebe Winter MSc
Professional Abilities – “Skills”
Module 1 – Class 5 ‘Team Work’
8th October 2012
Teamwork guitar playing
Teamwork - synergy
Synergy comes from the Greek word synergia (synergos)
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
To create an outcome that is in some way of more value than the total of what the individual inputs is.
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
1. Understand the assignment.
2. Inventorying what’s there. The current state.
3. Planning activities.
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