About This Chapter
Team Types, Characteristics & Roles - Chapter Summary
Our chapter on team characteristics, roles and types enables you to present these topics to your employees in a mobile-friendly and flexible format. You and your team will watch concise video lessons on the characteristics of effective teams, the different types of work teams, the responsibilities of team members in an organization and the role of the team leader. Along with each lesson, we've included a self-assessment quiz that you can use to test your employees' understanding of key concepts before moving on.
How It Helps
- Builds cohesiveness: Understanding the characteristics of effective teams and ways in which team members can influence performance will help employees to more successfully work together towards their common goals.
- Creates awareness: Because strong teams are made up of strong individual members, use this chapter to ensure each member of a team knows their role and responsibilities when it comes to facilitating team success.
- Encourages leaders: Strong leaders who understand their responsibilities are more able to effectively lead their teams to success.
Use this chapter to teach your employees how to do the following:
- Differentiate between groups and teams
- Explain why teams are more effective than groups
- Detail the qualities and characteristics of effective teams
- Understand how individual team member personalities influence team performance
- Outline the different kinds of work teams
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of team members in an organization
- Define a team leader and recognize their responsibilities and roles
- Explain team member roles for effective group collaboration
1. The Difference Between Groups and Teams: Definition & Contrasts
Although subtle, there are differences between groups and teams. These are typically the reason the group or team was assembled and the goal they are trying to obtain. In this lesson, we will address the differences between groups and teams.
2. Why Teams Are More Effective Than Groups
Teams that work toward a shared goal boast more effectiveness than groups of people working independently. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the effectiveness of teams and why the team setting is successful.
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.
4. How Team Member Personalities Influence Team Performance
As working teams become increasingly common in the workplace, managers must coordinate many personalities. This lesson provides practical guidance for maximizing team performance.
5. Types of Work Teams: Functional, Cross-Functional & Self-Directed
Teams have become a popular way of organizing employees in organizations. This lesson identifies three different types of work teams: functional, cross-functional and self-directed teams.
6. Team Members in an Organization: Roles, Responsibilities & Characteristics
We will discuss the different roles of team members in an organization. We will go into more detail about the specific characteristics of each role. Test your knowledge with a quiz at the end of the lesson.
7. What Is a Team Leader? - Description, Role & Responsibilities
Are you interested in becoming a team leader or need to find one for your organization? Read on to learn more about what a team leader is and the various roles and responsibilities that comes with this position.
8. Team Member Roles for Effective Group Collaboration
Forming a team for effective collaboration can be a challenging task! This lesson describes various team member roles necessary for effective group collaboration.
9. Practical Application: Examples of Functional, Cross-Functional & Self-Directed Work Teams
There are many different ways to assemble teams at work, and each has its own strengths and limitations. This practical application will guide you in thinking about which type of team is best for different work-related scenarios.
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Other chapters within the Team Building Skills for Supervisors course
- New Teams & Team Members
- Team Goals, Objectives, Charters & Plans
- Leadership Styles & Skills
- Coaching Models & Strategies at Work
- Leading Team Meetings
- Team Communication & Delegation
- Team Motivation & Rewards
- Team Conflict & Problem Solving
- Team Absenteeism & Discipline
- Team Assessment & Improvement