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Specific Activities to Foster Teamwork in the Workplace

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Working with a team is

BETTER AND FASTER IF you can encourage members to work towards a common goal.


How do you do that ?

Understand the stages of group development.

Tuckman’s Team & Group Development Model

Efectveness of Team

Performing

Norming Forming

Storming

Performance of Team


Stage 1 – Forming

Goals and Roles Unclear goals, duties and regulations

Members come together

Communication Low communication, extroverts dominate conversation

Relationship Highly dependent on the leader


At this stage, leaders should prioritize: 1

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Goal-setting Establish clear goals for all members

Personality tests Know members’ traits and preferences

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Skills inventory Determine who can do what


Stage 2 – Storming

Goals and Roles Confusing goals, arguments and differences in work styles arise

Members vie for positions

Communication Members express ideas but struggles with communication issues

Relationship Independent of each other


At this stage, leaders should prioritize:

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Operational agreements Develop approaches that work for everyone

Regular huddles Address concerns right away

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Coaching Help team go through struggles


Stage 3 – Norming

Goals and Roles Clarified and accepted by members

Team identity takes shape

Communication Members can socialize and provide constructive feedback

Relationship Interdependent with team members


At this stage, leaders should prioritize:

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Tech tools Use virtual communication and collaboration tools

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Open forums Create avenues for exchange of ideas

Feedback system Let members be aware of their areas for improvement


Stage 4 – Performing

Team works in a trusting atmosphere

Goals and Roles Fully accepted, team shares one vision

Communication Members can openly discuss ideas, resolve disagreements on their own

Relationship Interdependent and proactive for the team’s benefit


At this stage, leaders should prioritize:

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Reinforcement Celebrate team and individual accomplishments

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Task delegation

Empower members by assigning tasks

Better methods Continuously improve tasks and relationships


"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."Â - Henry Ford


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Teamwork  

cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause. https:/...

Teamwork  

cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause. https:/...

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