TEAMWORK - PROMOTING TEAMWORK Teams dont just happen;...

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PROMOTING TEAMWORK Teams don’t just happen; people come together as the result of hard work. The following steps are crucial to building an effective team. Unfortunately, most teams, especially short-term teams, do not take the time and make the effort to go through all of these steps. Why? Generally, these steps will take many hours, and possibly a few days, depending on the number of team members and the anticipated tenure of the team itself. Most teams don’t want to invest the time and effort required discussing and coming to an understanding of these issues. However, even in short-term teams, following this procedure can make the difference between success and mediocrity. Procedures: The team members should commit at least three hours to the first meeting. This should be held in a location that is mutually accessible and comfortable for all. The members should choose a facilitator whose job is to make sure all members are heard, no one interrupts others, and consensus is reached. The facilitator needs to pay special
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course BMGT 340 taught by Professor White during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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