SLIDE 3- TEAM’S EVOLUTION
A team is successful if the expectations set are realistic from the beginning. Everyone should be well aware of the reason of existence of the team, including the external partners.
Outstanding performance from the team should not be expected from the beginning itself. This is because the formation of team takes time. Moreover, the ground rules should be established among the team members initially where the members should be given to opportunity to share thoughts and opinions. For making the team united, various stages should be anticipated. The stages are: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing (Robbins and Judge, 2011).
These are extremely important stages that should be noted. The model given by Tuckman is still used in leadership courses and by experts as well. He added a fifth stages, adjourning or transforming after few years.
SLIDE 4- HOW TO BUILD COLLABORATIVE TEAMS
žSet realistic expectations while setting objectives the competencies of the team members should be carefully evaluated.
žGain commitment to the objectives so that the team members have a common goal and are dedicated to the cause of objective.
žEstablish ground rules (team norms)- both written and unwritten norms and code of conduct should be clearly laid out and everyone’s consensus should be arrived at.
žConsider team member’s ideas as valuable- each member have their own creativity which should be allowed to explore and deliver.
žEncourage listening and brainstorming amongst the team- new ideas and innovation should be allowed to flow free as this brings out the best from the contributing members.
žProvide empowerment and freedom in the team and the ownership should be in the team members itself. The decision of the team must be supported.
žBuild trust and strengthen the sense of purpose of the team – trust and faith will go a long way in building the team to the core and deliver for each one of them and for themselves (Erickson and Gratton, 2007).