Effective Work Teams

By |June 18th, 2014|Leadership, School of Management, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

This week we are focusing on building strong work teams in your organisation and workplace. As a manager, it's important to know who will work well together and what personalities, skills and learning styles will fit together to work most effectively.  "The psychologist B.W. Tuckman identified the four stages of a team’s developmental process: Forming - learning to deal with one another. Storming - conflicts are brought to the surface and must be resolved. Norming - team members settle into their roles and a team feeling begins to develop. Performing - the team is united and working on the task at hand." Quoted in Why Teams Don't Work, Harvey Robbins & Michael Finley, Petersons Books, 1995. Smile & ponder This is the story about four individuals named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done, and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure that [...]