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Team Building LawNet 2001, a Technical Odyssey Professional Development Track, August 29, 2001 11:30A.M. Jake Reichenstein, Executive Director, Cowles.

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1 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

2 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.

3 Team Advantages Productivity Improved accuracy Better products More enthusiasm Higher commitment

4 What makes a Team? Clear & Shared Goals Result driven structure Competent Team members Unified Commitment Collaborative climate Standards External Support & Recognition Principled Leadership

5 Types of Teams Face-to-Face teams Virtual teams

6 Types of Leadership Centralized Leadership –Leaders usually Participate early and often Demonstrate competence Dont push too hard Provide a solution in time of crisis

7 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

8 Good Team Players Information givers and seekers Opinion givers and seekers Starters, Direction givers and Summarizers Energizers and Diagnosers Gatekeepers and Reality testers

9 Bad Teamplayers Blockers Attackers Recognition Seekers Jokers Withdrawers

10 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

11 Case Studies Ineffective and Effective examples NO! YES!

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