How to Effectively Build Teams and Make Them Work

How to Effectively Build Teams and Make Them Work

by Lou Diamond
     
 
What Defines a Team?
Today, ‘team’ has become a very loosely used word. People are calling any random group of people a team, even in the corporate milieu where it is very important to know what a team is and use it for progress.
A team is not a random group of people. It is a set of people who come together to achieve a particular purpose. A

Overview

What Defines a Team?
Today, ‘team’ has become a very loosely used word. People are calling any random group of people a team, even in the corporate milieu where it is very important to know what a team is and use it for progress.
A team is not a random group of people. It is a set of people who come together to achieve a particular purpose. A corporate team looks after a particular assignment. A scientific research team tries together to invent or develop something. A sports team tries to win a sports event for their nation or their county or whatever it is that they are representing. Similarly, various teams exist and they can have differing number of members, but these members are all united with a common strand – they are trying to achieve a common goal.
A team is a unique combination of people because, whichever way it is formed, it eventually turns out to be a group of people with complementary qualities. This is an essential feature of a team. Thus, in a corporate team, we might have a visualizer, an executor, a thinker, a planner and so on. These people have different merits and that’s what keeps them in the team. Their merits are different, but they are aligned in such a way that they complement the merits of other people. This is actually what makes a team a force to reckon with.
We have to realize that we all have our plusses and minuses. None of us are perfect. That is the need to have teams in the first place. When we try to make a team, consciously or unconsciously, we try to unite with people who have talents that we don’t have. But our intentions are same. It is just that each one can do a particular job well toward the accomplishment of the goal.
In many cases, teams will need a team leader. The team leader is the cohesive force that keeps the team members together. The job of the team leader is quite essential, in that it is he or she that acts like the glue in keeping the members
together. At the same time, the team leader sets and emphasizes upon the goals and ideals for the team.


Table Of Contents
Chapter 1:
What Defines a Team?
Chapter 2:
Qualities of a Successful Team
Chapter 3:
Excite Your Team with Outcomes
Chapter 4:
Seek Commitments from the Team
Chapter 5:
Use Teambuilding Activities
Chapter 6:
Hiring Professionals to Manage Your Teams
Chapter 7:
Always Include New People into the Team
Chapter 8:
You – The Spinal Cord of Your Team
Chapter 9:
Foster Exchange of Ideas within the Team
Chapter 10:
Failures within the Team Doesn’t Mean that the Team Has Failed

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012342812
Publisher:
Lou Diamond
Publication date:
03/24/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
729,622
File size:
95 KB

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