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1 VISTA and Supervisor Orientation <<DATE>> Place a photo of members and supervisors at orientation or another event here.VISTA and Supervisor Orientation<<DATE>>TEAM BUILDING FOR <<PROGRAM NAME>>Field-vetted resource contributed by North Carolina Campus Compact, NC. Please retain the original program attribution when adapting or using this resource.
2 Building a teamTeam: a group of people who must work together to accomplish a common task.NOT:A group = a collection of individuals gathered together to meet the individual needs of the members;ORA committee = a group of people officially delegated to perform a function, usually planning or decision-makingTeam members make great personal sacrifices of time and schedule because of their commitment to one another and the common goal. A successful team generates and thrives upon a deep personal loyalty between team members.
3 TEAMS“. . . work together to provide oversight for the growth and well being of constituencies served, and to develop a clear direction and purpose for the organization.”Clear understanding of roles and interactionsMutual and shared authority for accomplishing the goalsRecognition of mutual responsibilityOrganizational oversightWhat kind of team do you envision?
4 Insert a photo of one of your own teams here. Must haves for teamsCommon purposeClear rolesAccepted leadershipEffective processesSolid relationshipsClear communicationInsert a photo of one of your own teams here.
5 Team killers Team members’ pride Lack of acceptance Suspicion InflexibilityDocilityOthers??
6 Understanding your teammate Different personalities come together around a common goalDifferent values, approaches, understandings, ways of doing things, history with the organizationCan contribute to staff conflict, challengesMyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) = a way to understand more of your teammates
7 Four MBTI Dichotomies Extraversion – Introversion Sensing – Intuition E - I DichotomySensing – IntuitionS - N DichotomyThinking – FeelingT - F DichotomyJudging – PerceivingJ - P DichotomyWhere do you prefer to focus your attention – and get your energy?How do you prefer to take in information?How do you make decisions?How do you deal with the outer world?
8 Understanding preferences No type better than otherWhen coming together in a team . . .Similarities may be weaknessesDifferences may be strengthsSimilarities may be strengthsDifferences may be weaknessesLearn the other to build the team, not to pigeonhole/stereotypeUse the information to help, nurture, never to harmTwo-way responsibility
9 E-I Dichotomy: source of energy Most who prefer ExtraversionPrefer action over reflectionAre attuned to external environmentsCommunicate by talkingLearn by discussing/doingAre sociable & expressiveEnjoy working in groupsMost who prefer IntroversionPrefer reflection over actionAre attuned to inner worldCommunicate in writingLearn through mental practice & reflectionAre private & containedEnjoy working alone or in pairs
10 E-I Preference & Your team What’s worse – no or frequent interruptions?What do you consider a large party or group?Does a large party excite/frighten you? What do you do when you get there?What is your “social” expectation of your office?During the work dayAfter work/weekendsWhy is this your hope/expectation?Identify your similarities & differences. What do these mean for your team?
11 S-N DICHOTOMY: taking in information Those who prefer sensingEmphasize the pragmaticPrefer facts, details, specific informationOriented to present realitiesValue realismObserve & remember using five sensesBuild carefully to conclusionsTrust experienceThose who prefer intuitionEmphasize the theoreticalPrefer concepts/high-level plansOriented to future possibilitiesValue imaginationSee trends & patterns in specific dataUse a “sixth” senseMore quickly to conclusions, follow hunchesTrust inspiration
12 S-N Preference & your team Which is worse – no sense of the present reality or no sense of the future possibilities?When voting, how do you decide whom to support?Identify your similarities & differences? What do these mean for your team?
13 T-f dichotomy: decision making Those who prefer thinkingAre analyticalUse cause/effect reasoningSolve problems with logicStrive for objective standard of truthAre described as reasonableSearch for flaws in an argumentFair = everyone treated equallyThose who prefer feelingAre empatheticGuided by personal valuesAssess impact of decisions on peopleStrive for harmony & positive interactionsAre described as compassionateSearch for point of agreement in an argumentFair = everyone treated as an individual
14 T-f preference & your team What’s more challenging for you: working in an environment that lacks logic or that lacks harmony?What process would you use for making a decision, such as which students will attend training or an event?Identify your similarities & differences. What do these mean for your team?
15 J-p dichotomy: lifestyle Those who prefer judgingScheduled/organizedFinish one project before starting anotherLike things decidedAvoid last minute stresses, finishing tasks before deadlineLimit surprisesRoutines are effectiveThose who prefer perceivingSpontaneous/flexibleStart many projects, have trouble finishingOpen to change, keep things looseEnergized by last minute pressure finish at the deadlineEnjoy surprisesRoutines are limiting
16 J-P Preference & your team What’s more challenging for you: winging it or adhering to a schedule?Describe your ideal vacation. What do you do? Process for getting to that . . .Identify your similarities & differences? What do these mean for your team?
17 Benefits of gaining insight Can reduce defensiveness when in a disagreementIncrease openness to feedback from what is going on around youCan improve your ability to see others more for who they are, appreciating their individual gifts and contributionsCan enhance your ability to appreciate your own unique contributions and responsesCan help you choose realistic goals, accomplish what you say you will
18 Appreciating others on the team You can understand and adapt as necessary to your leader’s preferenceYou can give assignments/requests in a way that appreciate your staff’s preferencesImproves communicationKnow who to go to for what = utilize each type depending on the situationHow might your staff meetings look different with MBTI understanding?
19 Summarizing the team Similar types on a team Understand each other more quickly and easilyMay reach decisions quickly, but may have one-sided view of the situation/optionsMay fail to appreciate gifts & contributions lacking on the teamVariety of types on a teamLonger to establish communicationLess likely to overlook possibilities & detailsLonger to reach consensus
20 Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress.Working together is success.- Henry Ford