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Ch 1: Dynamics of High Performing Teams

About This Chapter

Working within a quality high performance team requires understanding its characteristics and functions. In this chapter, use the engaging lessons to help your employees get a better grasp of the dynamics of high performance teams.

Dynamics of High Performing Teams - Chapter Summary

The lessons can help your employees understand what makes a high performance team effective and how they can come together to work within their own. Reviewing the videos can teach them the following:

  • The meaning of the work team in contemporary business
  • Key characteristics that make teams effective
  • How to become a cohesive group

Use the lessons in your corporate training sessions to give employees insight into the dynamics of high performance teams. Gauge how well they understand the lessons with short quizzes. If some employees cannot attend a training session, they can watch the videos independently from their computers, smartphones or tablets.

How It Helps

  • Creates awareness: The lessons in this chapter can help your employees become aware of the importance of work teams, their characteristics and the role they play in ensuring their success in your company.
  • Offers strategies: Employees can examine useful strategies for creating and working within high performance work teams.
  • Encourages collaboration: This chapter offers tips and strategies for creating true cohesion when working together in a team environment.

Skills Covered

Upon completion of this chapter, employees will have the knowledge to:

  • Explain the benefits and various types of work teams
  • Describe the key characteristics of effective work teams
  • Discuss how to increase group cohesion using team-building activities

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Dynamics of High Performing Teams
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The Work Team in Contemporary Business: Definition & Analysis

1. The Work Team in Contemporary Business: Definition & Analysis

Contemporary business has thrived with the use of work teams in creating products, solving problems and developing alternatives. There are many ways that work teams add to the productivity and success of a company.

Practical Application: Stages of Team Development

2. Practical Application: Stages of Team Development

Bruce Tuckman created the 5 stages of team development. Following these five stages as a team leader can lead to more productive team meetings and teamwork. This infographic can help.

Characteristics of Effective Teams: Examples and Qualities

3. Characteristics of Effective Teams: Examples and Qualities

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.

Becoming a Cohesive Group: Using Team Building to Increase Group Cohesion

4. 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.

Practical Application: Choosing the Right Team Building Activity

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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