Types of Teams
TYPES AND EX.
Review panels, boards
Employee involvement groups
Work cycles can be brief
or long; one cycle can be
team life span
Flight attendance crews
Data processing groups
Work cycles typical y
repeated or continuous
process; cycles often
briefer than team life span
Work cycles typical y differ
for each new project; once
cycle can be team life
Military platoons and squads
Police and fire teams
Brief performance events,
often repeated under new
extended training or
Characteristics of Effective Teamwork:
1. Performance, 2. Viability;
cooperation, trust, cohesiveness
- the vision, mission, goal, or task of the team has been defined and is now accepted by everyone. There is an action plan.
- The climate tends to be informal, comfortable, and relaxed. There are no obvious tensions or signs of boredom.
- there is much discussion, and everyone is encouraged to participate.
- the members use effective listening techniques such as questioning, paraphrasing, and summarizing to get out ideas
- there is disagreement, but the team is comfortable with this and shows no signs of avoiding, smoothing over, or suppressing conflict.
- for important decisions, the goal is substantial but not necessarily unanimous agreement through open discussion of everyone’s ideas, avoidance of formal voting, or easy compromises
- team members feel free to express their feelings on the tasks as wel as on the group’s operation. There are few hidden agendas. Communication takes place outside of meetings.
Clear roles and work assignments
- there are clear expectations about the roles played by each team member. When action is taken, clear assignments are made, accepted, and carried out. Work is fairly distributed among team members.