Class 5 – October 4, 2012
MHR741 Section 021 – Thursday (10AM-1PM)
GRPI (Notes from lecture)
Effective team: one that has survived the experience of working together and is satisfied with
the work they have done
Teams must establish goals and know where they want to get to
- these goals cannot be ambiguous
- they must be specific, measurable,… (SMART GOALS)
People’s expectations must be solidified and communicated within members
Vagueness of goals is a direct path towards conflict and low productivity
Having a clear goal gives the team a sense of identity
Members should think about what strengths they bring to the team
- are you a problem solver?
- are you a harmonizer?
- are you an innovator? a risk-taker?
Leadership roles must also be identified
- can be one person
- can be a rotating role
- can also be no one in particular (task & maintenance roles)
Task role: the main focus is on the project
Maintenance role: the main focus is on the people
Personal/unproductive roles: when members put themselves above the team
How do we encourage honesty? How can we trust and respect each other?
“Team Picnic: Treasure Hunt” (Notes based on video)
“The key to success is teamwork”
Synergy is achieved when the team’s outcome is more than what its member’s put in; for
example: a team will have achieved synergy when th