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Collaboration Through Team Building

Session Objectives: Identify and understand teams and how they function. Demonstrate the skills necessary for the development of an effective team.

Collaboration Through Team Building

Survival Run Video Exercise while watching the video write down the team behaviors and characteristics that you observe.

Collaboration Through Team Building

The Most Effective Teams:


Share information openly

Participate in the teams task Encourage each other

Use all of the teams resources

Collaboration Through Team Building

Activity:
Complete the Self-Awareness Assessment.
Decide whether each of the statements is true (T) or false (F) or if you are uncertain (?).

Place your check in the appropriate column to the right of each statement.

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When groups are formed into teams:

Roles and interactions are not established.


Some members may observe as they attempt to determine whats expected of them. Others engage the team process immediately. As members learn their roles they find ways to work together and learn about team issues. These processes occur in 4 stages.
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Stage One - Forming


Period in which members are often guarded in their interactions because theyre not sure what to expect from other team members.

This is also the period in which members form opinions of their teammates.
During this stage, productivity is low.

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Forming Enhance Team Development by:


Share responsibility
Encourage open dialogue Provide structure Direct team issues Develop a climate of trust and respect.

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Stage two - Storming


Characterized by competition and strained relationships among team members. There are various degrees of conflict dealing with issues of power, leadership and decision- making.
This is the most critical stage for the team.

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Storming - Enhance Team Development by:


Joint problem solving.
Norms for different points of view.

Decision-making procedures.
Encourage two-way communication.

Support collaborative team efforts.

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Stage three -Norming


Characterized by cohesiveness among members. In this phase, members realize their commonalities and learn to appreciate their differences. Functional relationships are developed resulting in the evolution of trust among members.

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Norming - Enhance Team Development by:


Communicate frequently and openly about concerns.
Encourage members to manage the team process.

Give positive and constructive feedback.


Support consensus decision-making efforts.

Delegate to team members as much as possible.

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Stage four -Performing


The team now possesses the capability to define tasks, work through relationships, and manage team conflicts by themselves. Communication is open and supportive. Members interact with without fear of rejection.

Leadership is participative and shared. Different viewpoints and information is shared openly.
Conflict is now viewed as a catalyst that generates creativity in the problem-solving process.
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Performing - Enhance Team Development by:


Offer feedback when requested.
Support new ideas and ways for achieving outcomes.

Encourage ongoing self-assessment.


Develop team members to their fullest potential.

Look for ways to increase the teams capacity.

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REMEMBER!!! Any change in the composition of the team or its leadership will return the team to the forming stage.

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The most effective teams arrive at decisions through consensus by following a rational process that includes:

Identifying the issue.


Setting a specific objective.

Gathering and analyzing the facts.


Developing alternatives.

Evaluating the alternatives.


Deciding and acting.
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In addition to the problem solving process, teams must also engage in interpersonal interaction.

Decisions are made and objectives are achieved not only by effectively following the problem solving process, but also to the extent that team members share information in an open, candid, honest, and trustful manner.

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Activity:

Hurricane Disaster - problem solving and team building exercise.

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Problem Solving Process


Identifying the issue.
Setting a specific objective.

Gathering and analyzing the facts.


Developing alternatives.

Evaluating the alternatives.


Deciding and acting.
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Hurricane Disaster Activity - Five essential strategies: 1. Issue an evacuation order and ensure it is communicated throughout the entire community using all available resources. 2. Order that all designated emergency shelters be opened and manned. 3. Instruct all public safety units to aid in an orderly evacuation and in assisting those who cannot be evacuated to be transported to the designated emergency shelters.

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Hurricane Disaster Activity - Five essential strategies:

4. Arrange for controlled access to evacuated areas and prepare to prevent looting. 5. Plan for the return of the evacuees after the hurricane danger is over: including shelter and relocation, damage assessment, and recovery operations.

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In Review:
Differences between groups and teams.

4 Stages of team development and ways to enhance team development.


Team problem solving process. Experienced the team building and problem solving processes.

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Cindy Brewer, Consultant Organization & Career Development

A Module of Purdue Universitys LeadingEdge Program