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Promoting Team effectivenes - Intro

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Maja Zidov

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Promote team effectiveness
INTRODUCTION What you will learn in this unit? Scenario Assessment Employability skills and management knowledge

Plan to achieve team outcomes
Develop team cohesion
Participate in and facilitate work team
Liaise with management How we will do it?
Planning and working together
'All for one, one for all'
Being aware of self and others
Being the linker
When problems arise
Tying up the loose ends The lecture flow The assessments Four methods: Six lecture clusters: Welcome to our 2 months journey!!!
This is the team!
Who do we have in the team? I, Pencil - My Family Tree
as told to Leonard E. 1958 No one person on the planet has all the knowledge or skills necessary to make one pencil. It takes multiple millions of people contributing their specialized skills just to make one. Tree harvesting and processing in the mills
Pencil factory that shapes and inserts lead into the wood
Mining of the graphite and clay that make the pencil lead
The infrastructure: the energy and transport Team work and collaboration Promotes interdependency
Promotes open communication and trust
Commitment to the same results
Good leader to mediate and ensure coordinated action,
(could be) composed of people who don’t like each other
and disagree about many things but still function.
Expanding own skills and learning one from another
Can occur in collaboration, but also effective in the absence of it
Effective in carrying out big work loads, but collaboration needed
for projects with the goal of innovation and problem solving Both shared and different goals
Individuals with varying knowledge, experience and skills.
Improves communication skills
Evaluation of personal values and goals
The process of self-evaluation can increase the ability to value diversity
Diversity increase the capacity for making complex decisions.
Well managed confict enhances collaboration
Complexity strengthens systems thinking
(awareness of interdependance) Team work Collaboration Team work makes the world go around
(and makes possible production of pencils) The main concepts Thing or two to know about leadership

' Scenario and group presentation
Multi choice Quiz
Role play in groups
Individual Journal For more info see
Unit Descriptor and
DAS document Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things'
Peter Drucker 'When the best leader's work is done the people say 'We did it ourselves.'' Lao Tzu 'Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned'
Harold S. Geneen 'No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get
all the credit for doing it' Andrew Carnegie A leader who fails to understand the value of self-awareness
fails to understand their own true potential as a leader.
Mike Myatt Learning how to lead ourselves and others PLANNING AND WORKING TOGETHER 1.What are the processes, principles and techniques/ tools for team planning?
2. What are the most engaging and empowering ways to plan together? (developing team effectiveness and cohesion) Today we will focus on: Efficient and Effective work teams Two objectives for team building Creating a work culture
that values collaboration
and team work Building an effective team
for accomplishing a
specific goal 12 C's approach The team culture influences how the team works together and what the team produces.

Team develops its own spoken and unspoken rules, vision, ideas, blind spots and expectations.

Being aware of these is the key to making conscious and intentional choices about how to work together to produce the best results. Clear Expectations Context Commitment Competance Charter Control Collaboration Communication Creative
Innovation Consequences Coordination Cultural
Change Focus for this Unit Managers have an important leadership role in the
development of efficient and effective work teams.

They play a prominent part in team planning, supervising
the performance of the team and developing team cohesion.

They provide leadership for the team and bridge the gap
between the management of the organisation and the team members. "All teams are groups, but not all groups are teams" 1 Plan 2 Do 3 Check 4 Analyze The Deming Cycle Management systems are set of procedures,processes and policies/guidelines used to ensure an organisation is progressing towards its goal
I.e. environmental, idea, performance,OHSMS

Plans are one part of management systems and are made at different levels of organisation and for different functions
i.e. Individual, Operational and business, project/action, occupational health n safety plans 1.What does success look like?
2. What needs to be done to achieve this?
3.How and what actions do we prioritise? How can we be efficient? How do we assess our
progress towards goals?

How do we make sure we are
moving in the right direction the right way? How can we continuously improve? Project brief/proposal Strategic Action Plan Training the team and using efficiency tools
Meetings well planned and engaging!
Team members understanding the goal
Well fitted roles and responsibilities to individual skills and preferences
etc..... Financial and other
based on org./project goals

Three main categories:
Absolute figures
Goal achieved Yes/No Indicators Operational Audits
Auditing object: part of organisation being analysed
Auditing criterion based on org. vision and if any requirement of a standard i.e ISO Enviroment, OHS
Information for analysis collected from documents, processes and specific situations i.e.projects 1. Awareness of bigger context:
The organisational vision and objectives
Project description and rationale for the action plan 2. Brainstorm of the actions and prioritisation:
What action comes first?
Which actions will take the longest?
Which actions can be carried out together? 3. Action plan with specifics:
Tasks, responsibilities, activites
Resourced needed
Monitoring indicators The process for making action plan Useful
tools: 1. Action Plan templates

2. Online project management software:
Teamwork Software
Google calendar

3. Classic technology
Sticky notes
White(black)board/ wall planner Class Resource This assessment is based on frontline managers’ ability
to facilitate, organise and together with his/her team formulate
the action plan for achieving the project outcomes while following organisations policy, objectives and plans. Create the action plan and present in a group Pay attention
to Performance Criteria! Assessments - what NOT to do Plagarism ! - do you know how to:
connect the dots? Scenarios are like frames for assessments.You need to fill in the details! In roleplays: Story line is different than a script
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