The ways people work in organizations have changed dramatically over the years.
From the traditional top-down management approach in most organizations, now about 80% of Fortune 500 organizations have half of their employees on teams.
Teams can be extremely powerful in organizations because they can help you utilize the maximum potential of every individual within the team.
Instead of just listening to instructions from the manager, now every member in the organization can contribute effectively in the context of a team.
The team is different from the work group. People working in a group don’t necessarily qualify them as a team. Click here to learn about the difference between the two.
Also, there are many different types of teams within an organization. Depending on the nature of your organization, you have to decide what types of teams are the best.
For example, there are special purpose teams that come together for specific projects; and there are working teams which stay together for their work life to fulfil a specific function in the organization.
So the question is, should you convert your organizations to teams? While teams can be very beneficial, there are some situations you should consider not using teams in your organization. Click here for an article to understand if you should convert to teams.
Before you form your organization into working teams, there are some things you have to take note of. I have placed all of these in articles relating to team building techniques below.
Also, I have found a superb site on teambuilding at Winning Teams. This website will go into more depth about how you can build a successful and effective team!"
Articles on Team Building
Creating a Team Mission Statement
Examples of Team Mission Statements
Formulating Great Team Mottos
Setting the Stage for Teamwork
The Barriers to Team Success
Characteristics of Good Teams
Why Doesn't My Team Speak Up?
Generating a Cool Team Name
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