The ability to work
as part of a team is one of the most
skills in today’s job market. Employers are
workers who can contribute their own ideas,
but also want
people who can work with others to create
projects and plans.
What are the 11 commandments of good teamwork?
Questions to start:
(discuss amongst each other)
What attributes do we need
to show a sense of responsibility for this project?
roles & Strength:
How can I contribute to the
How can we contribute new
making the teams performance better?
cultural statements of companies you use to work with, to get an idea of the importance of your team culture.
the outcomes (Deliverables) we want for this portion of
If you hand me a hammer and
don’t give me plans for building something, then all I can
do is pound in nails all day with no real results.
·How big should our Team/Crew be? In the beginning, we
should split the people into groups of approx. 6 people
in developing the elements of the team/crew. Then we
will share our thoughts between these peer groups.
· We will use the concept of peer learning with
answering questions to develop our concepts. I.E what
is a team or crew? What is its purpose/charter?, What
are the elements of it?
Create your purpose statement of your charter
for your team. What do you want this team to do?
Build your cultural statement for the team.
Look at the first 10 minutes of the first video
in the FLIP section to get an idea of the
importance of your team culture.
critical premise is
respect for the opinions and ideas of others.
It is crucial to maintain the positive chemistry
of the team! Consider The Platinum Rule:
"Treat others not as you would like to be
treated, but rather as they would like to be
treated" - Respect! The intent is to recognize
the humanity and worth of all members of the
team. All members of the team should prioritize
selflessly working together in achieving the
goal the team has set for itself
“As French Philosopher Tocqueville rightly
noted, in order for the American experiment to
succeed, personal liberty must be fiercely
also carefully balanced with a commitment to the
Use your questions to start the dialogue.
Think of yourself as in your own business.
… You are your customer.
Problems are opportunities … the bigger the
problem the bigger the opportunity. Vinod
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