BUILDING THE TEAM
BUILDING THE TEAM
Leaders need to put extra efforts to convert individuals into a performing
Turning Individuals into Team Players:
It starts with the selection of right type of people, training them and
linking the performance with
proper reward system.
“NONE OF US IS AS SMART AS ALL OF US”
o When teams operate effectively,
they can solve more problems, make better decisions and be
o “Team are unique; dynamic, complex
and ever changing.” - Ken Blanchard, author of “the one
Leadership success requires: An understanding of group behavior. The
ability to tap the constructive
power of teams
o Get the right people.
o Determine the Challenge.
o Prepare the Team Leader.
o Add value.
o See the Big picture.
Build and Support the Team
o Leadership Skills
o Team Building Strategies
o Team Logistics
Team Building:-The Team Leader’s Responsibility
A good team leader
o Fosters communication among team
o Seeks to build bonds among team
members (work together, meet together, get to know
o Creates positive environment for
collective problem solving and support; creates
atmosphere in which differing opinions are valued but in which clear decisions
o Is alert to cliques, bickering, etc.
and acts to address them; maintains atmosphere in which
sexual, racial, ethnic, national or other harassment is not acceptable
o Monitors individual staff members for
signs of stress and provides basic support
o Models good individual stress
o Seeks to base expatriate/staff
interactions on mutual respect, transparency, and partnership
Team Building:-The Organizational Responsibility
o The Organization identifies
team-building skills as an essential qualification for prospective
o The Organization trains staff and
managers in team work skills (e.g., conflict management)
o The Organization helps build team
cohesion (e.g., through common experiences such as
safety and security training)
o The Organization regularly reviews
team functioning and has policies for addressing the
problems of dysfunctional teams and of staff members who have difficulty
Strategies for Team Building
o Establish common goals
o Understand each others role in the
o Find occasions to celebrate
o Recognise effort
o Improve communication
Factors Affecting Teams
o Work Design
o Team Composition
Let’s discuss individual factor
Work design play important role in the performance of a team. Kind of autonomy,
task itself and the
feedback system in organization related to the work design are essential
ingredient of work design.
Selection of right team members is the starting point for the success of any
team. Type of team member
personalities matching with the type of task they are going to perform, clear
role identification, size of
team and role and flexibility with in the working relationship of the team
members are the essential
components of team composition that play important role in the effectiveness of
a team. Similarly other
factor like context and process affects the performance a team.
• Performance evaluation and rewards
• Common purpose
• Specific goals
• Team worth
• Conflict management
• Avoid social loafing
Building the Team
o Get them together
o Keep them informed – vacuums tend to
fill with negativity
o Keep them involved – the working
groups – make it their project too
o Ensure everyone sees themselves,
understands their role in the “new world”
o Don’t focus on differences, focus on
o Add value to individuals and you
multiply team effectiveness.
o Impart Spiritual life on a daily
o Value added to cohesion stimulates
o Remove Ineffective Members
o Define Purpose
o Define Time Line
o Have regular review against goals
o Begin with smaller assignments and
test at higher levels
o A Weak Link can destroy your team.
o Stronger members identify the link.
o Stronger members have to help.
o Stronger members begin to resent.
o Stronger members become less
o Stronger members begin to question
the leader’s ability.
o Facts you must accept.
o Not everyone will take the journey.
o Not everyone can take the journey.
o Will not work on personal weaknesses.
o Will not work with the rest of the
o Can not fulfill the expectations of
o As a Leader you are a catalyst within
the team to move it …
o Increase the value of every member.
o Increase individual commitment to
o Remind them of the Big Picture.
o Uplift other team members.
Leadership success requires:
An understanding of group behavior. The ability to tap the constructive
power of teams. “Team are
unique; dynamic, complex and ever changing.” - Ken Blanchard, author of “the one