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Transcript of Team work
How to survive working in groups
How to be a good team member
be open minded
learn to compromise
use quiet voices
encourage each other
Set out your team goals
What do you need to achieve? By when?
Formalise these goals
Break the tasks down into smaller chunks
Include how you expect the team to operate
What will be the consequences if a team members doesn't deliver?
Working as a team
What are my goals for being a better team member?
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
So why do team work?
Is this your experience of group assignment?
Fill in your Y chart - do this by yourself or with the person next to you
What does good team work look like? feel like? sound like?
Think about it, share with the person next to you
display these characteristics:
Good team members.....
How do you rate yourself??
Problem solver - suggests solutions to problems as they arise)
Recorder - keeps a record of the team's ideas and plans
Reporter - reports back to the class, teacher or others
Time keeper - keeps an eye on deadlines
"Go-for" - gathers and returns materials needed
Encourager - acknowledges good ideas, involves people
Observer - watches, listens, reports back to team about how they are working
Organiser - keeps the team on track
"First seek to understand, then be understood" - Stephen Covey
What happens when things go wrong?
Listen to the alternative view
Practice empathy - try to understand their point of view
Give everyone a voice
Brainstorm possible solutions -aim for win-win solutions
Negotiate a compromise - put the needs of the team first, not your own, but don't just accommodate to maintain harmony
Revisit the team contract
Conflict resolution strategies
Be reflective - write down three things you could do to improve your team work
be more encouraging
wait 10 seconds before I say anything
write down my responsibilities
listen more and talk less
be more assertive
stop running away from conflict
give constructive feedback
keeping to my deadlines
use appropriate body language
maintain focus on the group goals
practice active listening
ask more questions
confirm and check my understanding of team decisions