Copyright

Characteristics of Effective Teams: Examples and Qualities

An error occurred trying to load this video.

Try refreshing the page, or contact customer support.

Coming up next: Assessing Team Performance & Outcomes

You're on a roll. Keep up the good work!

Take Quiz Watch Next Lesson
 Replay
Your next lesson will play in 10 seconds
  • 0:05 Team Is a Verb as Well…
  • 0:42 What Makes Teams Effective
  • 2:57 Additional Aspects of…
  • 3:44 Lesson Summary
Save Save Save

Want to watch this again later?

Log in or sign up to add this lesson to a Custom Course.

Log in or Sign up

Timeline
Autoplay
Autoplay
Speed Speed

Recommended Lessons and Courses for You

Lesson Transcript
Instructor: Rob Wengrzyn

Rob has an MBA in management, a BS in marketing, and is a doctoral candidate in organizational theory and design.

Effective teams can contribute heavily to the success of an organization. This lesson explores the key characteristics that make teams effective in the business world. You'll see an example of each characteristic and learn about underlying, supportive aspects of effectiveness.

Team Is a Verb as Well as a Noun

In the business world, the word 'team' is thrown around a great deal. It's become a phrase or term we use on a regular basis, such to say things like 'let's work as a team,' or 'we are a solid team around here.' The truth is that just because we use the word 'team' to describe a group of people, it does not mean the team functions in an effective manner.

We often use the word 'team' as a noun to identify the group, but we need to remember that 'team' can be a verb as well. The action of teaming is part of what makes a team effective. Putting a group of individuals on a team (noun) is great, but having that group team together (verb) is when effective teams arise.

What Makes Teams Effective

There are many different facets that make a team effective. While the list of what makes a team effective can be quite long, with attributes like good members or solid leadership, there are aggregate facets that can be identified that will contribute to the team effectiveness. They are:

To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member  Back
What teachers are saying about Study.com
Try it risk-free for 30 days

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!
Create an account
Support