Team working

Design Management for Fashion Retail Year 1 Design Project 2 Fashion show promotion team project

Team working Benefits
‡ More Involvement ‡ Ability to Solve Problems ‡ Feeling of Ownership ‡ Understanding ³The Big Picture´ ‡ Individual Growth and Development ‡ Support of Team Effort ‡ More Information, Knowledge, and Decision-Making Capability

Characteristics of Effective Teams
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Common Goals Trust and Openness Creative and Innovative Sense of Belonging Diversity Interdependency Appropriate Feedback Conflict Resolution Participative Leadership Open and Honest Communication

Belbin team type
‡ Belbin recognised that for any organisation people are the most important asset ‡ Success comes by deploying people by their personality type ‡ Synergy to produce the right results ‡ Not all people can be compatible in a team situation ‡ Belbin identified 9 key team roles ‡ The Belbin Team Inventory, also called the Belbin Self-Perception Inventory or the Belbin Team Role Inventory

Belbin¶s team roles

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Co-ordinator: clarifies goals, establishes roles Shaper: pushes for agreement, energetic, looks for patterns in group discussions Plant: ideas person, creative, advances proposals Monitor-Evaluator: analytical, critical, dependable, interprets obscurities Company Worker: sincere, transforms talk into practical steps Team Worker: sensitive, likeable, smoother, gives personal support Resource Investigator: sociable, outside contact, negotiator Completer-Finisher: checks detail/ oversights, self-controlled, emphasizes
need for completion, brings a sense of urgency expert in key area, technical or other specialist knowledge

‡ Specialist:

The darker side of Belbin
Ceri Roderick, Selection and Development Review, 1997

‡ Demotivator:

at one point presided over the team and failed to ensure that its members efforts were co-ordinated

‡ Draper: has a languid pose to suit every office space ‡ Vegetable: has an uncanny ability to confidently make exactly the same point
that someone else made 5 minutes earlier

‡ Massacre Exacerbator:
and stupidity

blessed with a dangerous combination of courage

‡ Corridor Lurker:
avoid idioms!

has elevated the faux-pas to a high level of artistry. Can t always remembers an important dental appointment when chief talent is a capacity to engender guilt in others

‡ Extreme Shirker:
the going get tough

‡ Remorse Investigator:

Stages of team development
Vroons theory of Team Dynamics

Performing Norming

Storming Forming

Stages of team development: Forming
How members feel: ‡ excited ‡ optimistic ‡ proud ‡ anxious/ suspicious about the job ‡ resentful How members act: ‡ confused ‡ unfocused ‡ impatient Forming

Stages of team development: Storming
How members feel: ‡ attitudes fluctuate ‡ resistance to new approaches How members act: ‡ argue ‡ defensive/ competitive ‡ question wisdom of approach ‡ tension/ jealousy

Storming Forming

Stages of team development: Norming
How members feel: ‡ acceptance of team ‡ ability to express constructive criticism ‡ relieved - it¶s going to be ok Norming How members act: ‡ avoid conflict ‡ share common goals ‡ establish ground rules and boundaries Storming Forming

Stages of Team Development: Performing
How members feel: ‡ better understanding of team strengths and weaknesses ‡ insight into team members Performing and team processes ‡ satisfied with team Norming Storming How members act: ‡ change their behaviors Forming ‡ prevent and work through group problems ‡ close attachment to the team

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