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Effective teamwork in a work place

  2. Outline  Introduction  Objectives  Definition of Terms  Aspects of effective team work  Summary  Conclusion
  3. Introduction
  4. Quotable quotes  “There are no problems we can not solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves” – President Lyndon Johnson.  “Individuals play the game, but teams win championships”.  “United we stand but divided we fall”.  “People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others and not against them”
  5. Objectives … differences between teamwork and collaboration. … characteristics of an effective team. … factors influencing team work and its effectiveness. … approaches to improve team effectiveness. … benefits of teamwork. … apply their knowledge to practical situations
  6. Definition of Terms  Team  Team work  Collaboration
  7. What is a team?  Is a group of two or more persons working together in sympathetic resonance to achieve a set goal
  8. What is teamwork? Team work is when two or more people work together cohesively, towards a common goal, creating a positive working atmosphere, and supporting each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance.
  9. What is Collaboration?  Collaboration is a process that requires relationship and interaction between professionals regardless of whether or not they perceive themselves as part of a team
  10. Differences between Team work and Collaboration TEAMWORK Has a defined and same goal  Is itself affected by collaboration  Rarely happens without collaboration  Can be considered a form of collaboration COLLABORATION  May have different goals in mind  Affects and enhances team work  Can take place whether or not professionals consider themselves to be part of a team
  11. Aspects of Teamwork  Pre-requisites for teamwork  Characteristics of teamwork members  Characteristics of teamwork  Components of team work  Effectiveness of a team  Factors that promote teamwork  Essential skills for teamwork  Benefits of teamwork
  12. Pre-requisites for Teamwork I You + - - - - + + +
  13. Characteristics of Teamwork members  Mutual dependence  Collaborate for deliverables  Benefit from working collaboratively  Share information which may lead to shared decision  Know when team work should be used to optimize results.
  14. Characteristics of effective Team  Production of high quality product  Viability (Ability of team members to continue to work together in the future  Improved well-being and professional growth of members.
  15. Components of Teamwork  Positive Corporate Culture  Give recognition  Positive Feedback  Provide new Opportunities
  16. Effectiveness of a Team  What is the task of a team  What are the specific features that distinguish a team  What is the composition of a team (size, age, gender)  What process exist to enhance team work (communication and co-ordination
  17. Effectiveness of a Team (cont.…)  What are the psychosocial traits of a team (norms and cohesion)  What is the organizational context in which team exists (setting, resources, leadership)  What is the social and policy context related to teams (systemic factors
  18. Factors that promote Teamwork  Good leadership  Clear communication  Common goal  Defined responsibilities  Conflict resolution  Support  Remain positive  Not gender/age/ race sensitive
  19. Essential Skills for Teamwork  Listening  Questioning  Persuading  Respecting  Helping  Sharing  Participating
  20. Benefits of Teamwork  Fosters Creativity and Learning  Blends Complementary Strengths  Builds Trust  Teaches Conflict Resolution Skills  Improves client satisfaction  Promotes a Wider Sense of Ownership  Encourages Healthy Risk-Taking.  Reduces work load  Reduces staff shortages  Reduces stress and burnout amongst workers
  21. Summary  Effective teamwork to enhance productivity can only be achieved when all the levels within the work place work in synchrony. Workers need to understand the processes required for collaboration and share a common understanding of the notions of “team” and “team work.”  Organization and management structures must be in place to support teamwork through policy, infrastructure and framework.
  22. Conclusion The understanding of “team” and practice of “team work” is yet to be a reality in our work places. If professionals are expected to work in teams, their orientation must prepare them to do so or else they will continue to work in status quo work environments (collaborations rather than teamwork)
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