7 Steps to Successful Team Building

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7 Steps to Successful Team Building "We are going to build a team". Replace the word "team" with the word "house" – or any other noun that can be built and will take more than just a few minutes – and most sensible people will want to adopt a structured approach. The same goes for successful team building . Planning Plans will be drawn up and approved. People will receive copies of the plan and efforts will be made to ensure everyone understands it. Progress will be monitored against the plan. Lessons will be learned along the way that will be used to improve the next phase. Anything less will lead at best to mediocrity and underachievement. Team Building Shouldn’t Be Ad Hoc Why is it that team building is so often treated in an ad hoc manner? You wouldn’t take bricks and mortar out, show them a good time and expect them to rearrange themselves into something better just because they had a nice break. So why expect a group of people to do any better? The only answer to that question with any merit is that bricks can’t think and people can. Which sounds like management by abdication. Or perhaps management by trusting to luck. It certainly doesn’t sound like a structured approach. More Than Just Fun So if taking people off for some fun is not team building – what is it? Traditional away day options are team bonding exercises – and that is different. Take a group quad-biking, paint- balling etc and it will help bond the participants through a shared experience. You can even justify its use of some of the training budget if you like by claiming it has helped them develop
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2012 for the course ECONOMICS 101 taught by Professor Ivan during the Spring '07 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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