Thursday, July 21, 2005

Building a team: Positive Team Dynamics

  • At the onset, set and communicate well-defined team principles. Share this information with the entire team.
  • Clearly communicate your expectations from the team. Listen their expectations from the work experience. Exchange this information with the entire team or during one-on-one sessions with each team member.
  • Reinforce the team priniciples and values continually and encourage team members who personify those values. Share this information with the entire team.
  • Lead by example.
  • Encourage three important values--share learning, help each other and be polite. Perform this activity with the entire team.
  • Expect team to handle conflicts with other team members one-on-one. Explain techniques on how this can be done. Share this information with the entire team.

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