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Team Member Contributions & Interactions - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter explore the reasons why each individual team member is accountable for creating strong business teams. Employees will learn about the following topics:
- The characteristics of a team player
- Workplace collaboration
- Roles of group members
- Group decision making
- Conflict within work groups
- How to contribute to a team culture
- What it means to be a cohesive team
Our lessons provide an efficient and dynamic way to train your employees on what it takes to be an effective team member. Lessons are short and can be watched anywhere, 24/7, on a laptop, smart phone or tablet. Quizzes and a chapter exam offer convenient methods to check your employees' comprehension of the materials taught in each lesson.
How It Helps
- Emphasizes individual accountability: These lessons affirm the personal responsibility of each team member to work well with others to build a collaborative team.
- Builds awareness of the inevitability of conflict: By watching these videos, employees will gain an understanding of how conflict arises in a team environment so they can overcome these bumps in the road and create productive teams.
- Teaches the importance of individual contributions to a team culture: Our lessons will show your employees how to create a cohesive team and do their part to develop a team culture within the company.
By the end of this chapter, employees will be able to:
- Define the characteristics of a team player
- Describe the benefits of collaboration in the workplace
- Identify why conflict arises in a group
- Outline the strengths and weakness of group decision making
- Explain a team member's responsibility to build trust, share resources and provide useful feedback
- Understand how team building exercises can improve group cohesion
1. Team Player at Work: Definition, Characteristics & Example
Are you in need of a team player or trying to become one? Having to be a team player is becoming more common in organizations today. Check out this article to find out more about what a team player is and the different characteristics one has.
2. Roles of Group Members: Perceptions, Expectations & Conflict
Groups are made up of people who each have their own perceptions and expectations of the group and its work. If those perceptions and expectations are not met, conflict can arise. In this lesson, we'll identify the types of roles in groups and see the interplay of expectations, perceptions and conflict within a group.
3. Practical Application: Determining Responsibilities for Team Members
In this practical application, we'll explore a real-life scenario about how to use individual strengths to your advantage when building and assigning responsibilities to team members.
4. Strengths and Weaknesses of Group Decision Making
Group decision making is when a group of individuals tackle a problem together to achieve a solution. There are both strengths and weaknesses to this type of organizational decision making.
5. Team Conflict and the Work Process
Conflict is inevitable in groups, which is why managers must understand it. In this lesson you will learn about the reasons why teams may encounter conflict while working together.
6. Practical Application: Conflict Resolution Scenario
Are you dealing with workplace conflict? Are you frustrated with the lack of resolution? This activity provides insight into various workplace conflict scenarios and how to resolve those conflicts using leadership and communication skills.
7. Building & Contributing to Team Culture
In this lesson, you will learn about three main aspects to focus on when building and contributing to a positive team culture. Let's learn more about this specialized business topic.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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