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Building a Cohesive Team - Chapter Summary
In this collection of video lessons, we discuss the elements of a cohesive work team. Our instructors provide definitions, examples and activities for developing group cohesion through videos on:
- Group cohesion pros and cons
- Forming a cohesive group
- Team- and trust-building exercises
- Open communication channels
- Team accountability
- Healthy conflicts
The short videos are taught by experienced instructors who use graphics and real-world examples to help employees understand how to build a cohesive group in their own workplace. There are also multiple-choice quizzes that tie back to each video so you can assess employees' comprehension before implementing any of the exercises.
How It Helps
- Improves communication and performance: A cohesive team may communicate and perform better to meet group and organizational goals. Supervisors can use these lessons to build group cohesion and improve their team environment.
- Educates managers: Employees can learn how trust and team engagement can help to create an open communication environment and see the possible consequences of not having open communication channels.
- Encourages team development: The principles covered in this chapter can also help supervisors to see the benefits of an accountable team environment and discover how healthy conflict can lead to cohesive team development.
By the end of this chapter, employees will be able to:
- Explain what group cohesion is
- Know the steps to build a cohesive group
- Outline ways to build trust within a team
- Demonstrate ways to establish open communication within a group
- Understand team accountability
- Describe how healthy conflict can improve team commitment
1. Becoming a Cohesive Group: Using Team Building to Increase Group Cohesion
Have you ever wondered why some groups seem to work better together than others? In this lesson you will learn what it means to be a cohesive group and how team building activities can be used to increase group cohesion.
2. Open Communication in the Workplace: Definition, Skills & Benefits
In this lesson, we will discuss the definition of open communication, how to create open communication in the workplace, and the benefits of effective communication in the workplace.
3. Practical Application: Choosing the Right Team Building Activity
Team working environments can present unique challenges. Sometimes, it calls for the right team-building activity to get things back on track. Here, you'll be asked to find a solution for three team scenarios.
4. Practical Application: Building Trust in the Workplace
Trust can make or break a relationship. In the workplace, it can even make or break the business. Read on to discover how to analyze and build trust in your company.
5. Establishing Team Accountability at Work
Team accountability is important in the workplace to ensure that all components of a company's goals are being met. In this lesson, we'll look at the importance of accountability, how to be accountable at work, and the positive outcomes of being accountable.
6. How Healthy Conflict Leads to Team Commitment
Working on a team can be a tricky process. Different personality types and the pressure of deadlines can make it difficult for teams to work together effectively and as a cohesive unit. In this lesson we will discuss one of the most important elements of a successful team -- healthy conflict.
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