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Ch 1: Elements of a Successful Team

About This Chapter

Elements of a successful business team include open communication, trust and group cohesion. This chapter can help your employees learn why these characteristics are important as well as how to incorporate them into their own work teams.

Elements of a Successful Team - Chapter Summary

Business teams that work together are able to work efficiently to solve problems, meet organizational goals and contribute to the overall success of the company. You can use the lessons in this chapter to help your employees learn about the elements that make up a successful team. Specifically, these videos discuss:

  • Team communication
  • Fundamentals of open group communication
  • Trust-building exercises
  • Developing and maintaining successful relationships
  • Forming a cohesive group

This lesson is made up of multiple short videos that use colorful graphics and real-world examples to help your employees understand and retain the information. They can be viewed as part of a group corporate training activity, or you can have your employees watch them by themselves on any computer or mobile device. Each video has a corresponding multiple-choice quiz that you can use to assess their comprehension.

How It Helps

  • Improves performance: Teams that utilize an open communication process have trust, respect and commitment, which enables them to better work together to meet common goals.
  • Builds trust: After utilizing the trust-building activities in this lessons, your employees should be beginning to establish and build trust with one another.
  • Promotes teamwork: The principles covered in this chapter help employees to see the benefits and characteristics of a successful relationship, which can help them commit to developing and maintaining their own business relationships.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, your employees will be able to:

  • Explain the keys to communicating in a team-based organization
  • Know the four elements essential to group communication
  • Describe ways to build trust within a business team
  • Outline the characteristics of successful business relationships
  • Understand the importance of a cohesive group

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Elements of a Successful Team
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Communicating in Team-Based Organizations

1. Communicating in Team-Based Organizations

The key to successful teams is the ability to communicate effectively. All business teams must learn to communicate, listen, ask questions and offer feedback.

Trust Building in Business Teams: Definition, Activities & Exercises

2. Trust Building in Business Teams: Definition, Activities & Exercises

Trust building in business teams is essential to any organization. Team building activities can help members of the team trust one another. Trust within a team can build quickly with the right activities.

Practical Application: Identifying Ineffective Group Communication

3. Practical Application: Identifying Ineffective Group Communication

Collaboration depends on effective communication. But not every team communicates well. What leads to ineffective communication and what can be done about it? These scenarios help you identify the factors.

Successful Relationships: Characteristics, Development & Maintenance

4. Successful Relationships: Characteristics, Development & Maintenance

Be it work, friends, or family, making a relationship work is hard. Creating a solid relationship isn't much easier. This lesson will point out the characteristics of solid relationships and some advice for developing and maintaining them.

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

5. 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

6. 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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