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Team Work

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Jessica Soares

on 12 November 2014

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Transcript of Team Work

What is teamwork?
Why is teamwork important?
Building trust/inspiring teamwork
Coaching team members and group members toward higher levels
Facilitating and supporting the team's decisions.
Expanding the team's capabilities
Creating team identity
Anticipating and influencing change
Inspiring the team toward higher levels of performance
Enabling and empowering group members to accomplish their work
Encouraging team members to eliminate low value work
Group- two or more people

Team- Work group that relies on collaboration of each member to experience optimum success and achievement

Team Work- Work done with an understanding and commitment to group goals on the part of all team members.

TeamWork is important because
Are you A Team Player?
The Leader's Role in Team Based Organization
Developing Teamwork

Good Team Work
Bad Team Work
Activity ONE
A leader's role in teamwork is important.
They learn to lead in new ways.
Without effective leadership, teams can suffer in many ways.

Properly motivating team members enables, or facilitates, work accomplishment.

Are you easy to get along with?
Do you collaborate well?
Can you communicate effectively with different personalities?
Can you motivate people to perform?
Key roles of a leader in a team based organization include the following:
Difference Between Teams and Groups
Characterized by a common commitment
Shared leadership roles
Accomplishes many collective work products
Includes individual & mutual accountability
Produce collective work product
Team leader encourages open-ended discussions and active problem-solving
Team members discuss, decide, and do real work together
Using a Consensus Leadership Style
Teamwork is enhanced when a leader practices consensus decision making
May not have a strong commitment
Members tend to work slightly more independently
Members have a strong leader
Emphasizes individual accountability

helps group members feel valuable to the team
leads to an exchange of ideas within the group
group members support and refine each others suggestions
*When voices are heard, some power is shared

Leaders Actions That Foster Teamwork
Practicing E-Leadership for Virtual Teams.
Team members are most likely to be committed to the consensus decision if their voice is heard
Christina Corley, Sarah Hunter, Sarah Henry
Tayla Andrews, Yurui Ji, Jessica Soares
Fostering Teamwork
Leader’s Personality
Personal Magnetism
Define team mission
Establish a climate of trust
Develop a norm of teamwork, including emotional intelligence
Emphasize pride in being outstanding
Serve as a model of teamwork, including power sharing
Use a consensus leadership style
Establish urgency, demand performance standards, and provide direction
Encourage cooperation with another group
Encourage use of jargon
Minimize micro-managing
Practice e-leadership for virtual teams

E-Leadership- Form of leadership practiced in a context where work is mediated by information technology.
Informal Techniques
Using the Leader’s Resources
Formal Techniques
Requires Organizational Structures
When building a virtual team, solicit volunteers when feasible
Ensure that the task is meaningful to the team and the company
Establish and maintain trust through the use of communication technology
Ensure that diversity in the team in understood, appreciated, and leveraged
Maintain frequent communications, including virtual meetings
Monitor team progress through the use of technology
Enhance external visibility of the team and its members
Ensure that individuals benefit from participating in virtual teams
To maintain a high touch environment, conduct one or two face-to-face meetings per year
Recognize and reward above average individual and team performance
Trust Me Activity
Team Leader - Member Exchange Model
and Teamwork
Sub group 1
Sub group 2
Team Leader - Member Exchange Model
and Teamwork
Leader-member Exchange Model (LMX):
This model proporses that leaders develop unique relationship with group members.
High quality (In-group)
Low quality (Out-group)
Team Leader - Member Exchange Model
and Teamwork
Participate of important decisions
Have extra responsability
"Unofficial role of trusted assistant"
Managed according to the requirements of their employment contract
"Hired hand"

Cooperative employees
Good safety performace
Supervisor are able to motivate the group
Employee committed to the company goals
Team Leader - Member Exchange Model
and Teamwork
Team Leader - Member Exchange Model
and Teamwork

Efiicient: Frequent interaction
Less efficient: Infrenquent interaction
First impression
"Chemistry" between
leader and group member
How the members are placed?
How this groups influence in the teamwork development ?
In-group member
Out-group member
High quality relationship
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