Team Dynamics: Structure, Process, Culture, and Politics

Team Dynamics: Structure, Process, Culture, and Politics
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This article explores the various aspects of teamwork, including team structure, process, culture, and politics. The objective is to provide an in-depth understanding of team dynamics and how they influence team performance. The article discusses the phases of a team, the advantages of working in teams, the characteristics of a good team, the barriers to team efficiency and the habits of a good team. It draws insights from various sources, including books such as "Housal" by Debra Southwestern Thomson Learning, "The Wisdom of Teams" by Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith, and "How Management Teams Can Have a Good Fight" by Kathleen Eisenhardt, Jean Kahwajy, and L.J. Boureois III.

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1. Working in Teams

2. References Team Dynamics , Housal, Debra Southwestern/Thomson Learning, 2002 Teams, Structure, Process, Culture, and Politics , Aranda, Eileen K. and Luis, Prentice Hall, 1998 The Wisdom of Teams, Katzenbach, Jon and Smith Douglas, Harper Business, 1994 How Management Teams Can Have a Good Fight, Eisenhardt, Kathleen, Jean Kahwajy, and L. J. Boureois III, Harvard Business Review , 1997

3. Objectives Phases of a team Advantages to teams Characteristics of a good team Barriers to team efficiency Habits of a good team

4. Advantages of Teams Cost Effective Better Morale Time Effective Better decision- making Compressed product life cycle Any disadvantages to teams?

5. Team Structure z Team Size z Team Membership z Team Skills z Stability of the team z Purpose

6. Purpose of the Team z What is the purpose of the team? z Each member must understand z Team members interest

7. Goals Once the teams purpose is clarified, team members must set the goals the team wishes to accomplish! Written Realistic Specific Monitored Create a plan to achieve the goals set

8. Team Process Forming Performing Norming Storming

9. Forming z First meeting of the team z Define what they need to accomplish and how the team will operate z Develop measures for short and long term success y Having short term goals, reinvigorates y Long term is the ultimate purpose z Establish ground rules of operation

10. Ground Rules z When and where the team meets z Substitutes allowed at meetings z Team records, what,who,how z Work expectations of members z Confidentiality z Participation...

11. Participation Conversation Continuum Closed Open Debate Discussion Dialogue Focus is on defending and winning Focus in on persuading, prioritizing, and deciding Focus is on exploring and understanding ideas and people

12. Storming z Revisions of the initial rules and goals z A reality check of what can be accomplished z Tensions usually come up here, must reach consensus, usually about personalities z Breakpoint comes when the team gets mired in discussions about what to do and who should do what...

13. Norming z Create Cohesion z Rely on each other z Constructive feedback z Effective management of conflicts z Reinforcement

14. Performing z Operate well as a team z High Morale z Accomplishments z Open participation z Cooperation z Task oriented z Can challenge each other z There is interpersonal conflict but it can be resolved without rancor

15. Habits of a Good Team Share common goals and work collaboratively Open and frequent communication Inclusive attitude Share leadership and problem- solving tasks High level of trust and cooperation Handle conflict well

16. Traits of a Good Team Member Treats others professionally Cooperative Positive outlook Reliable Good communicator Open to change Listens well Trustworthy Diplomatic Willing to learn

17. Barriers to Successful Teams Anti-social people Individualism Skill segregation Role segregation Inexperience Group think Cant cope with change Cant make a decision Lack of support Difficult members

18. Working with Difficult People Dont get angry Praise achievement Refer to rules/goals Offer to help Treat others as you would like to be treated Acknowledge their point of view then offer yours Pick up on non-verbal cues Criticize negative behavior not the person Controlling/Aggressors Volcanoes Passive/aggressive Complainers Lazy Bums Defiant

19. When is it good to use a Team?