ERIC Number: ED462767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
How To Form a Team: Five Keys to High Performance. For the Practicing Manager. An Ideas into Action Guidebook.
Kanaga, Kim; Kossler, Michael E.
This practical guidebook is designed for managers and leaders who have responsibility for the creation and success of teams. First, a team is described as a workgroup whose members are dependent upon one another for the completion of a given task, and whose members possess different but complementary skill sets. A team manages its own work within boundaries set by its superseding organization; has internal processes for managing communication, resolving conflicts, solving problems, making decisions, and reaching goals; and is bounded and stable over time. Five critical components are reviewed that contribute to forming an effective team: set a clear goal; build organizational support; create a team structure that empowers team members; identify key relationships between the team and stakeholders in and outside the organization; and monitor external factors to help in adapting to changing pressures, changes, and competition. When a team is formed with these principles in mind, it has a good chance of reaching success. Worksheets and checklists are included to help formulate and organize ideas and action plans. (Contains 14 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Interprofessional Relationship, Leaders Guides, Leadership, Participative Decision Making, Teamwork
Center for Creative Leadership, Attn: Publications, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300 ($8.95; bulk discounts); Tel: 336-545-2810; Fax: 336-282-3284; Web site: http://www.ccl.org/index.shtml.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.