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Team Work as an Individual Skill

Team Work as an Individual Skill

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Published by: dilfarazz on Feb 18, 2010
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Team Work as an Individual skill

It is not a Group skill but an Individual Skill

Team Work as an Individual skill
Do you share responsibility with others to get the work done but don’t have authority over them?

Team Work as an Individual skill
Engineers, Scientists, Analysts, Planners, Marketers, Sales-people, Technicians, Administrators …

Team Work as an Individual skill
Program Mangers, Product Mangers, Project Mangers, Team Leaders

Team Wisdom
It refers to all the Individual mental skills and behaviours that lead to highly responsible and productive relationships at work

Team Wisdom
• Make maximum use of the team • Think of yourself as being served by the team • See your relationship at work as opportunities to leverage your talents and get the results • Take 100% responsibility for quality and productivity of the relationship, to get more done with less efforts

Team Wisdom
Understanding Hierarchies and Teams Teams are more flexible, innovative ..

Team Wisdom
Every organisation is a hybrid of both Tall and Flat structures, using hierarchies for role assignment and teams for managing complex interdependencies

Team Work as an Individual skill
Challenges are attitudinal •Avoiding responsibility •Right/wrong thinking •Win/lose thinking •Carrot or stick thinking

Forming Teams in Hierarchies productive Every individual at work can be more

if she will take complete responsibility for the quality and productivity of each team or relationship of which she is a part . It means • Successful relationship with others and their work • Assume responsibility for a larger, shared task or deliverable. Your success depends on teams. • Individuals make a huge difference in teams

Accountability and Responsibility
Accountability means to be held to account for something - in terms of quality and quantity of results It is external, it can be delegated Responsibility means the ability to respond Everyone takes 100% responsibility for her own action and results

Responsibility Chart

RESPONSIBILITY -----------------------------------JUSTIFY LAY BLAMES PASS THE BUCK

• First step is to accept / admit that I create my own results in my life • If I don’t like the result and I want to have a different life experience, then it’s up to me • Responsibility is an internal experience • It’s an urge, feeling, mindset or just BEING that facilitates the bringing about of some results. It can only be taken not assigned …

• Accountability and responsibility are not mutually exclusive but are complementary • Sharing responsibility means to optimize your interdependence • When you commit to operate from the position of responsibility, mistakes get viewed as opportunities to learn, communication approaches authentic completeness, progress happens fast

Accept Accountability for Deliverables and Take Responsibility for Relationship
Recognize and decide that you can not change anyone other than yourself

How to Build Team Wisdom?
• Change the habit of the mind that denies personal responsibility. Stop the buck. • Own the results • Be willing to work interdependently • Collectively demonstrate responsibility for the entire result while doing your best • Offer, learn to give, share, make contribution useful to others

How to get things done without control ?
Five Conversations to maximize Team Performance 1.Focusing on Collective Task – clarity – focus on beginnings, ends, deliverables, results 2.Aligning Interests – everyone at the same level of motivation – confront free loaders 3.Establishing Behavioral Ground Rules – how members should treat each other – like umpire call on broken agreements …

How to get things done without control ?
Five Conversations to maximize Team Performance 4. Setting Bold Goals and Anticipating Conflicts, Breakthroughs and Synergy – THINK BIG – Teams do have beginnings and ends – high performance at the end – not classic S curve 5. Honoring Individuals and Their Differences –staying together under pressure-discover what each member brings to task

Playing Win/Win game in a Win/Lose World
• Competitiveness is the predominant feature in hierarchical organisation . How to play win/win in such world? • Use of Teams is recent - only 50 years old and americans started studying Japanese management techniques only 20 years back. • Change the images and metaphors about authority and chain of command . Team wisdom seeks new commands

Myths about Teambuilding
Common Teambuilding Myths

Experiential Facts
• Team building is a series of specific communications and conversations between people who could share responsibility • It happens in the course of work • Teams can perform even when members don’t like each other

• Treated as bonding magic – An art rather than a science- understood by only experts • Doing it takes away time out of real work • People need to appreciate each other more • Teams get build and stay that way

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