To create effective teams, managers need to avoid the following six deadly sins of team building: • Lack of a model. A team leader often focuses on a single aspect of team functioning, such as communication practices. But many other elements are critical to team success and effectiveness, and a team is only as strong as its weakest component. A single-dimensional team-building process may cause frustration and destroy the credibility of the process. • Fix: A model of how teams function is needed to address all the factors that result in reduced team effectiveness. At a minimum, the following must be considered for team effectiveness: o Clearly stated and commonly held vision and goals o Talent and skills required to meet the goals o Clear understanding of team members' roles and functions o Efficient and shared understanding of procedures and norms
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