Week 3 Team Building

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Human Resources Twelve Tips for Team Building: How to Build Successful Work Teams How to Make Teams Effective By  Susan M. Heathfield , About.com Guide People in every workplace talk about building the team, working as a team, and my team, but few understand how to  create the experience of team work or how to develop an effective team. Belonging to a team, in the broadest sense,  is a result of feeling part of something larger than yourself. It has a lot to do with your understanding of the  mission or   objectives  of your organization. In a team-oriented environment, you contribute to the overall success of the organization. You work with fellow  members of the organization to produce these results. Even though you have a specific job function and you belong  to a specific department, you are unified with other organization members to accomplish the overall objectives. The  bigger picture drives your actions; your function exists to serve the bigger picture. You need to differentiate this  overall sense of teamwork  from the task of developing an effective intact team that is  formed to accomplish a specific goal. People confuse the two team building objectives. This is why so many  team   building seminars, meetings, retreats and activities  are deemed failures by their participants. Leaders failed to define  the team they wanted to build. Developing an overall sense of team work is different from building an effective,  focused work team when you consider team building approaches. Twelve Cs for Team Building Executives, managers and organization staff members universally explore ways to improve  business results and   profitability . Many view team-based, horizontal, organization structures as the best design for involving all employees  in creating business success. No matter what you call your  team-based improvement effort : continuous improvement, total quality, lean  manufacturing or self-directed work teams, you are striving to improve results for customers. Few organizations,  however, are totally pleased with the results their team improvement efforts produce. If your team improvement efforts  are not living up to your expectations, this self-diagnosing checklist may tell you why. Successful team building, that  creates effective, focused work teams, requires attention to each of the following. Clear Expectations:
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