ERIC Number: ED238118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Team-Building in Quality Circles.
Bacon, Mary Montle
This monograph's purpose is to provide a basis for team development for quality circle groups involved in problem-solving and decision-making. Training group members in team building is a crucial factor for success in quality circles. The following are important needs for group members: a sense of belonging, a commitment to group goals, a sense of progress, clarity of expectations, and confidence in the leadership. The author focuses on three aspects of team building: (1) the atmosphere and the climate; (2) the trust and support levels; and (3) the task focus of the group. A series of 24 activities designed specifically to address these three aspects of team building are presented in the monograph along with discussion of the purpose of each activity and general instructions for presentation and evaluation. The appendixes include the list of activities, additional resource materials, and a bibliography. (MD)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Behavior, Group Dynamics, Leaders Guides, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Values
San Mateo County Office of Education, Public Information Office, 333 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.
Identifiers: Quality Circles; Team Learning Methods
Note: Prepared for the Educational Quality Circles Consortium. For related documents, see EA 016 205-210 and EA 016 289.