Presentation on theme: "TEAM BUILDING & LEADERSHIP"— Presentation transcript:
1TEAM BUILDING & LEADERSHIP Presented ByLeading Edge Solutions
2United we stand, Divided we fall. T TogetherE Empowering each other toA AchieveM More
3Why Teams?several people’s skills and knowledge together, in-turn gives better resultSustain the enthusiasm and lend support needed to complete the task.Project is time consuming and intellectually challenging. When several people use their skills and knowledge together, the result should be a better project.People working together can sustain the enthusiasm and lend support needed to complete the project.
4How do Teams Work Best? Commitment to common objectives; Defined roles and responsibilities;Effective decision systems, communication and work procedures; and,Good personal relationships.Teams succeed when members have:
5The answer key to the Team game 2- 'Counting the squares': Total 50 squres
6Team BuildingIs the process of enabling the group of people to reach their goalProcess of making team effective is called‘Team Building’
11Stages in Team Building FormingStormingNormingAs the team matures, members gradually learn to cope with each other and the pressures that they face. As a result, the team goes through the fairly predictable stages noted on the slide. - Team Game – Sell your self – Campaign CrazePerforming
12Stage 1: FORMING Team Building Task Define team Determine individual rolesDevelop trust and communicationDevelop normsTaskDefine problem and strategyIdentify information neededTo help the members adapt to their team, it might be wise to have them to simple activities to build trust and establish communication between the members. However, in the context of the computational science project many of the forming actions are undertaken as the team determines what their project topic will be and narrows the focus to reach their project goal. Leader can help members as they "form" their teams by making sure that they understand the process they will go through to get their task.You may want to include some activities to illustrate trust and/or communication skills in a team.
13Team Norms How do we support each other? What do we do when we have problems?What are my responsibilities to the team?
14Stage 2: STORMING During the Storming stage team members: realize that the task is more difficult than they imagined;have fluctuations in attitude about chances of success;may be resistant to the task; and,have poor collaboration.This is probably the most difficult stage for the team. They may be floundering trying to find a project topic that is narrow enough to study or a mentor to help them. They begin to realize that this project is different than other ones that they have done in the past. Teachers can help students through this stage by encouraging members to use their individual skills and assume more responsibilities.Understanding how personality types interact can ease some of the tensions in the storming stage.
15STORMING DIOGNINS Do we have common goals and objectives? Do we agree on roles and responsibilities?Do our task, communication, and decision systems work?Do we have adequate interpersonal skills?As a leader, you can help your members when they are in the “storming” stage, by focusing their attention on the questions above. The students may want to answer the first question both in general terms and more specifically, in conjunction with their project goals.
16Stage 3: Norming During this stage members accept: their team; team rules and procedures;their roles in the team; and,the individuality of fellow members.Team members realize that they are not going to crash-and-burn and start helping each other.During this stage, team members begin to work out their differences and now have more time and energy to spend on their work. Thus they are able to start making significant progress.In the context of the computational science project, the students have probably found a mentor who is helping them and have narrowed their project focus.
17Behaviors Competitive relationships become more cooperative. There is a willingness to confront issuesand solve problems.Teams develop the ability to express criticism constructively.There is a sense of team spirit.During this stage, you should encourage team members to:do detailed planningdevelop criteria for completion of goalsbuild on positive norms and change unhealthy normsencourage continued team spiritNow that the team is working well, it is important for team members to learn to communicate with each other including how to constructively criticize when necessary.
18Stage 4: PERFORMING Team members have: gained insight into personal and team processes;a better understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses;gained the ability to prevent or work through group conflict and resolve differences; and,developed a close attachment to the team.During the performing stage, the team is now an effective and cohesive unit. As a team, the emphasize quality work; utilize each member’s talents; meet deadlines; and continue to work on team commitment.Examples of the results of good team work can be seen on the Video tapes and CDs from the National Expos. The presentation itself is an example of team work.The duration and intensity of these stages vary from team to team. Sometimes Stage 4 is achieved in a meeting or two; other times it takes months. Understanding the stages of growth will keep you from overreacting to normal problems and setting unrealistic expectations. Don’t panic. With patience and effort the assembly of independent individuals will grow into a team.
19How can I become a better team member? Keep the broader picture in mind rather than getting absorbed in ‘my’ ‘own’ taskMy efforts should add value to the teamMy goal not achieved if team goal is notUse resources just sufficient to complete my part of the team task‘Sail on’, rather than ‘pass on’Create cooperative, friendly climate in team
20Recipe for Successful Team Commitment to shared goals and objectivesGood Personal RelationshipsClearly define roles and responsibilitiesUse best skills of eachAllows each to develop in all areas
21Recipe for Successful Team Effective systems and processesClear communicationBeneficial team behaviors; well-defined decision procedures and ground rulesBalanced participationAwareness of the group processGood personal relationships
22Importance of Constructive Feedback Be descriptive.Don't use labels.Don’t exaggerate.Don’t be judgmental.Speak for yourself.
23Constructive Feedback Contd… Use “I” messages.Restrict your feedback to things you know for certain.Help people hear and accept your compliments when giving positive feedback.
24Guide for Giving Constructive Feedback When you …. describe behaviorI feel ….. how behavior affects youBecause I … why behavior affects you(Pause for discussion) …. let other person(s) respondI would like …. what change would you likeBecause …. why change will alleviate problemWhat do you think …. Listen to other person’s response and discuss options
25The Most Effective Teams: Share information openlyParticipate in the team’s taskEncourage each otherUse all of the team’s resources
26Problem Solving Process – In Team Identifying the issue.Setting a specific objective.Gathering and analyzing the facts.Developing alternatives.Evaluating the alternatives.Deciding and acting.
27BOSS To LEADER BOSS Guides the team Drives the team Instills fearSay “Do”Makes work drudgeryRelies upon authoritySays “I”LEADERGuides the teamInspires confidenceSay “Let’s Do”Makes work interestingRelies upon cooperationSays “WE”
28Who is a Team LeaderContact point for communication between team and managementFull-fledged team memberAssists the team by immediately implementing changes that are within the bounds of the teamIf participants vision is different from what is in the slide. !Do you’ll agree with the points stated
29Questions What do you expect from your teammates? What should they expect from you?Ask the participants to make notes in a note pageMost important is what they believe that the team members should expect from them
30SWOT – As A LeaderStrengthsWeaknessOpportunityThreat
31Personal Characteristics of Team Leader AppearanceSelf – confidenceCommunication SkillsAlertnessMaturitySense of HumorIntelligenceWarmthSensitizing the feedbackNaturalnessAbility to work with others
32BUILDING THE TEAM: Building the team is like recruitment. One needs to select the right people and motivate them.He understands the pressures and the soft points of people,and uses this knowledgeto make them part of his team.Each one of his team members is treated as special,as being different.
33ALLOCATING ROLES:Bhuvan also assigns responsibilities to each of his people.Just getting the people in the team is not good enough.They have to be told what the goal is.A team consists of different individuals.The objective is to make them all work together like a fist,like a team.
34SUPPORT THE TEAM MEMBERS: Bhuvan backs his team members to the hilt,even when they make mistakes.It is indeed important in any teamthat the captain backsthe right person, at the right time, for the right job.
35Leading A Team Multiple Styles Lead – don’t be the whole team Find your own styleLead – don’t be the whole teamYou can’t do everything yourselfLead – don’t followDon’t let the team members drive the teamLead – don’t driveDon’t be a dictator
36Characteristics of Good Team Leader Build TrustTrain members for empowermentProvide full information to teamKnows all team membersDevelop team spiritEncourage members to excelCreate an enthusiastic environmentShares success with members
37A fully functioning team can… Work together successfullySolve problems and reach decisions in a way that incorporates individual inputReach decisions through consensusCan adapt to changeAchieve or exceed desired results
38Individual Development CompetenceKnowledgeSkillCommitmentConfidenceMotivation
39Stories Dying old man and bundle of sticks Synergy through teams 1+1 >> 2What can we learn from little ants?From honeybees?From the birds flying in a formation?
40THE MAGIC OF SYNERGY Normally, 1+1=2. But, sometimes when we work as a TEAM, 1+1 may become 11, 111, or even 1111! In fact, there is no limit.That is called SYNERGY;It is SYNCHRONISED ENERGY.It has a MULITIPLIER EFFECT.It grows in GEOMETRIC PROGRESSION, or even EXPONENTIAL"exponential growth" means growing at a rate that is proportional to the current size.
41Questions if any ? ? ? Tina Karkhanis Psychometric Analyst & Trainer Thank YouQuestions if any ? ? ?Tina KarkhanisPsychometric Analyst & Trainer