Presentation on theme: "Team Building LawNet 2001, a Technical Odyssey Professional Development Track, August 29, 2001 11:30A.M. Jake Reichenstein, Executive Director, Cowles."— Presentation transcript:
Team Building LawNet 2001, a Technical Odyssey Professional Development Track, August 29, :30A.M. Jake Reichenstein, Executive Director, Cowles & Thompson Kelli Kohout, Chief Operating Officer, Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland Cathy Reilly, Executive Director, Martin, Clearwater & Bell
Why Teams? Two Heads are better than one! Genius is rare! Working with others is a vital part of virtually every job. Over 75% of professionals reported they always or often work in teams.
Team Advantages Productivity Improved accuracy Better products More enthusiasm Higher commitment
What makes a Team? Clear & Shared Goals Result driven structure Competent Team members Unified Commitment Collaborative climate Standards External Support & Recognition Principled Leadership
Types of Teams Face-to-Face teams Virtual teams
Types of Leadership Centralized Leadership –Leaders usually Participate early and often Demonstrate competence Dont push too hard Provide a solution in time of crisis
Types of Leadership Self-Directed Work Teams –Members usually Have technical or functional expertise Have problem-solving and decision making skills Have good interpersonal skills
Good Team Players Information givers and seekers Opinion givers and seekers Starters, Direction givers and Summarizers Energizers and Diagnosers Gatekeepers and Reality testers
Bad Teamplayers Blockers Attackers Recognition Seekers Jokers Withdrawers
Basic Guidelines for Building Effective Teams Set clear & realistic goals Establish ground rules Respect Process Encourage full participation Agree on a decision-making strategy Collaborate Challenge Document
Case Studies Ineffective and Effective examples NO! YES!