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1 Working as Individuals and in Teams

2 Work as Individuals & Teams Individual 1.Specific role or task 2.Solely responsible for work 3. Purpose, tasks given by supervisor 4. Answers to supervisor 5.Supervisor resolves conflicts between members Team 1. Shared leadership 2. Shared work load 3. Purpose, tasks selected by team members 4. Members answer to each other 5. Members resolve own conflicts

3 Characteristics of Outstanding Individual Work Listens and/Reads for Understanding Follows Instructions Asks Questions When Unsure Researches to Find Accurate Information and Answers Demonstrates Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Thinks Outside the Box Completes Work Thoroughly and On-Time Wants and Tackles Challenges Seeks to Continually Improve Performance

4 Other Characteristics of Outstanding Individual Work?

5 Name Examples of Types of Teams

6 Types of Teams Sports UIL Academics Band Churches Political Organizations Medical Safety Customer Service Family

7 Brainstorming Activity As a Team, list at least 5 effective and 5 ineffective characteristics of teams on a piece of paper Brainstorming Guidelines: –Each person should contribute at least one idea –Write down everyone’s ideas –Respect what they say – don’t criticism –Someone can expand on the idea of another

8 Characteristics of High Performance (HP) Teams Composition –Less than 10 members –Mix of skills: technical, team process skills, interpersonal skills Tasks –Agreement on purpose –Measurable goals and objectives –Monitor how well they are achieving their goals

9 Characteristics of HP Teams (Continued) Process –No free-riders –Open about member skills; seek best fit to tasks –Respond constructively to others’ views –Give others benefit of the doubt –Support and recognize interests/achievements of others

10 Stages of Team Development 1. Forming 2. Storming 3. Norming 4. Performing 5. Adjourning

11 Stages of Team Development 1.Forming 1.Fundamental Challenge: Developing Trust 2.Characteristics of Forming Stage 1.Tentative Interaction, Guarded Dialogue (Trying Not to Offend) 2.Mild Tension, Uncomfortable Feelings 3.Concern About the Unknown – What Roles One Will Have 4.Concern Over How One will be Accepted by the Group

12 Stages of Team Development 2.Storming 1.Fundamental Challenge: Conflict Resolution 2. Characteristic of Storming Stage: 1.Resistance to Actions and Ideas of Other Team Members 2.Disagreements are More Frequent 3.Hostility 4.Conflict with Roles and Procedures

13 Stages of Team Development 3.Norming 1.Fundamental Challenge: Developing Team Work Standards 2.Characteristics of Norming Stage 1.Emerging Sense of Group Unity, Positive Relationships Among Members 2.Development of Procedures, Group Norms, & Roles 3.Lower Levels of Anxiety

14 Stages of Team Development 4. Performing 1.Fundamental Challenge: Getting the Job Done Well 2.Characteristics of Performing Stage: 1.Strong/Good Decision Making 2.Creative Problem Solving 3.Mutual Cooperation 4.Strong Feeling of Commitment to Group’s Success

15 Stages of Team Development 5.Adjourning 1.Fundamental Challenge: Dealing With the Dissolution of the Team 2.Characteristics of Adjourning Stage: 1.Increased Independence 2.Increased Anxiety 3.Regret 4.Blame 5.Sorrow 6.Emotional Withdrawal from Other Members

16 What Causes Teams to Fail Using teams where not appropriate Unclear purpose or task Selection of wrong members Not well trained on roles or tasks Too much attention to team dynamics, not enough to the task Too much attention to task and not team dynamics

17 Group Practice Team Building Activity of Teacher’s Choice gGames.htmlhttp://www.oakharborcheer.com/TeamBuildin gGames.html building-activities-for-high-school- students.htmlhttp://www.buzzle.com/articles/team- building-activities-for-high-school- students.html mlhttp://wilderdom.com/games/Icebreakers.ht ml

18 Science, Inc. Teams How Organized –Random – Periodic Groups –Teacher appointed (table groups, number off, etc.) –Self selected Roles (may be assigned more than one for small teams) –Leader –Materials Person –Safety Officer –Reader –Recorder


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