Team defined ‡ Team is a small group of people with complementary skills committed to a common purpose and set of specific performance goals ‡ A team is a small number of persons with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable

Key points of Team ‡ Team effectiveness is measured by useful output, not good feelings ‡ Effective teams are skilled at dealing with internal problems such as conflict ‡ Diversity and complementarity of style and expertise make teams stronger ‡ Effective team leaders practice facilitational leadership rather than controlling leadership ‡ Teams benefit from the output of all members ‡ Mutual respect and mutual accountability are the cornerstones of team effectiveness.

Teamwork Characteristics of Effective Teams ‡ Relaxed Atmosphere ‡ Relevant Discussions ‡ High Degree Of Participation ‡ Good Listening ‡ Ideas Expressed Freely. Conflicts Brought Into Open ‡ Decisions By Consensus ‡ Leadership Tends To Be Shared ‡ Honest Self Appraisal .

Teamwork Useful Questions When Establishing Aims ‡ Purpose Why are we doing the job? What is the job for? What purpose will it serve? What will we end up with? (visualizing the end product) How will our achievement be measured? How will we judge if our results are satisfactory? ‡ End product ‡ Success criteria .

Teamwork Team Norms ‡ All ideas are given a fair hearing ‡ Everyone will have an opportunity to contribute information and opinions ‡ Open and honest opinions are welcome ‡ Members are expected to actively listen to one another ‡ Rank does not have its privileges .

..Lessons On Teamwork We should be more like geese. .

. . pay close attention to the ³V´ formation of their flight. headed south for the winter months.The next time you see geese migrating.. You may be interested in knowing why.

By flying in a ³V´ formation... ..

The flock increases its the flight efficiency by 71% - as compared to just one bird flying alone. .

Together Everyone Accomplishes More! .Lesson 1: Sharing the same direction and working as a team get us to our destination faster and with greater ease.

. .Notice that when a goose leaves the formation..

.He feels the resistance of the air and the difficulties of flying alone....

. he quickly comes back to the formation to take advantage of the power of the flock.Then.

Lesson 2: Solidarity in our undertakings lessens the effort that is required to bring about the team¶s desired results and accomplish our mission. .

. .When the lead goose is wearied by his efforts..

.He goes to the end of the formation and another goose takes the lead.

every challenge a team challenge.Lesson 3: Shared leadership requires mutual respect between all team members. Every victory is a team victory. .

. In that way they maintain their velocity and constantly encourage one another.Geese flying in formation ³honk´ to encourage those that are in the lead.

. A word of encouragement motivates and strengthens the entire team. team progress is greater.Lesson 4: Where there is encouragement.

When a goose gets sick. . or becomes exhausted in flight... is injured.

And must leave the formation... .

They then return to their flock or they join another formation. . They remain with him until he dies or he regains his strength and is able to fly again.Other geese leave the formation and fly beside him to encourage and protect him.

.Lesson 5: As a team we should support and encourage one another no matter what the circumstance. especially in times of challenge and change.

Conclusion: If we develop and maintain a genuine spirit of teamwork we will rise to meet any challenge. .

but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you another--and see the Day approaching.³And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. as some are in the habit of doing. Let us not give up meeting together.´ (Hebrews 10:24-25) 10:24- .

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