Success in any organization today rests heavily upon team performance. Most people will accept that a champion team will beat a team of individual champions – but how do you create a champion team? Unfortunately, effective teams never just happen; they have to be built. Usually this building process has to be done carefully and has to be customized to the particular needs of each team. Well before any attempt has been made to build the team, it is critical to understand the stages through which a typical team will travel over time. A considerable amount of research has been done on the stages of team growth and suggests that teams go through four distinct phases:
Within these four phases, seven competencies of team building can be derived. These are:
If your success is directly tied to your ability to build and lead effective teams, this assessment will pay dividends to you year after year!