Team Formation

  • Understand the stages of team development
  • Spend sufficient time together
  • Promote openness, honesty, and assertive communication
  • Brainstorm a list of team ground rules
  • Develop and review meaningful mission, values and vision statements
  • Establish clear goals and action plans
  • Decide on key quality and success measurements
  • Establish clear roles and responsibilities for each member

Team Development

  • Identify and discuss critical issues and a process for problem-solving/continuous improvement
  • Assess the strengths and weakness of each team member
  • Use tools, e.g. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, to promote understanding of personality, communication, and work styles
  • Develop effective meeting skills
  • Learn and apply discussion and conflict management skills
  • Read, share, and discuss pertinent books and articles together
  • Conduct periodic off-site retreats
  • Schedule social gatherings when conflict levels are low
  • Evaluate team effectiveness on a regular basis
  • Use a coach/facilitator to accelerate team development