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1 Rotary and Team Building
P.P. David Zein

2 So Was Said None of us is as smart as all of us. - Ken Blanchard
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. - Henry Ford  "United we stand, divided we fall." - Aesop

3 What is a Team? Teams may be portrayed as effective work groups whose effectiveness rests in the degree of motivation, co-ordination and purpose and whose synergy produces an energy and creativity which is beyond them as individuals (Spencer & Pruss 1992)


5 Teams in Rotary????

6 Some of the Teams in Rotary

7 Teams and The Organization
Working in teams confers the following benefits: Improved use of human capital resources through synergy Better communication Increased focus

8 Groups v Teams A Team has the following characteristics
A Group has the following characteristics Focus is on collective effort Performance is greater than the sum of the individual contributions The sharing of values and goals allows the leader to apply light steering pressure There is individual and mutual accountability for the overall performance of the team There is a high level of interaction between members Focus is on individual contribution Performance is the sum of individual contributions Lack of cohesive values leads to requirement for strong leadership Accountability is on an individual basis with no overall responsibility for performance Low level of interaction between individuals

9 The Tuckman Model

10 Linking Skills Within a Team
Active Listening Interface Management Quality Standards Work Allocation Problem Solving & Counseling Team Development Objectives Setting Participative Decision making Delegation Team Relationships Communication

11 Emotional Intelligence in Teams
EQ is the ability to use social skills to enhance team function Results of having high level of EQ in the team: Reduction in conflict Keeping of commitments Increased understanding and use of strengths Personal integrity is valued Proactive approach rather than impulsive reactive approach to problems

12 Negative Behaviors in Teams
Any or all of the negative behaviors identified below have the potential to damage the functionality of a team Point scoring Non-constructive criticism Sulking and avoidance Defending as opposed to listening Aggression or over-assertiveness Formation of cliques

13 High Performance Teams
Where are we now? Where are we going? Visioning Outcomes Outputs Purpose How will we get there? Situational Analysis Team Balance Who are we? Values Self Understanding Team understanding Objectives Action Plans High Energy Teams Feedback Remuneration Fringe Benefits Promotion Ground Rules Responsibilities Accountability What recognition do we get? What is expected of us ? Benchmarking Questioning Team process review Training Development Learning What support do we need? How effective are we? Margerison & McCann 1997

14 Possible Causes of Low Performance
High Interest but Low ability High Interest and High Ability Interest Low Ability and Low Interest High Ability but Low Interest Ability









23 How To maintain your Rotary Team
Don’t keep people forever in the same teams However ensure continuity (head of a team is a member of the team next year) Set Clear Goals Agree on a clear communication strategy Set the timeline and basis of success measurment

24 There is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do. Anybody could have done it. Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. Consequently, it wound up that Nobody told Anybody, so Everybody blamed Somebody. But still NOBODY DID IT. Anonymous

25 How To Plan For your Teams in Rotary?
Work Early on your Planning Guide

26 “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the World. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” Margaret Mead THANK YOU !!!!

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