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In a study
surveying 88 companies with teams, researchers found that most companies
lacked effective rewards, individual and team performance feedback
mechanisms, project management skills, and individual and team goal-setting
6 Requirements of Effective Team Membership
members must be willing to support the team mission and work toward
accomplishing team goals.
member should understand their role within the team, as well as what skills,
knowledge, and abilities they have to contribute toward the team’s success.
members must be willing to decide how they will work together by jointly
developing a code of conduct, ground rules, or team principles.
member should commit to working within the team’s plans and priorities,
including attendance at meetings and training deemed necessary for the team.
members must be willing to work collaboratively on problem-solving and
accept change as part of process improvement.
team member should be respectful of others, welcome diversity, and establish
both trust and accountability within the team.
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10 Ideas to Reward Teams and Members
team and individual member appreciation and accomplishment in writing via a
letter or some fun certificate of achievement that is given out at a team
team-building, communication, conflict resolution, and meeting training to
improve their future working together and give them time away from current
work to attend.
appreciation for the work they do by giving group and individual praise
rewards and recognition that are specifically tailored to the team and
its individual members.
team members to celebrate their accomplishments together with a pot-luck
lunch, pizza at a meeting, or an after-hours party.
little office gifts or books to team members or consider a bigger gift idea
for the entire team.
training and growth opportunities not just for team-building, process
improvement, and problem solving, but other skills as well.
occasional times for a fun outing such as short trips like going together to
a game, movie, a picnic, community event, or the option of breakfast or
lunch in a popular restaurant.
bi-yearly or yearly options for a few hours, half day, or full day
facilitated team building event or retreat that gets them away from the job
but closer together as a group.
10.Use a small amount of meeting time or the
team’s lunch time for team-building activities like icebreakers or
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Many numbers in list under
Group Gathering suggests using time for fun or learning. Use
icebreakers or retreats so that team members can get to know each other
better. Or use thought-provoking exercises, or team-building events,
which can help the team grow in areas where they may be deficient. So
consider activities that build trust, encourage open communication, creative
thinking, or problem solving.
Use the internet to search
for "icebreakers", "team building activities", "team building exercises", or
enter the words for the the skill that needs to be built. Many
alternatives for "free" exist if you include that keyword too. There
are also many purchase activity and retreat options.
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“When a team outgrows individual performance and learns
team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”
- Joe Paterno
“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.”
- Lou Holtz
Meeting Wizard on YouTube!
Fine Lee, author of the book “R.A!R.A!
A Meeting Wizard's Approach”
has put a few tips on YouTube to help with improving meetings. The
educational and humorous videos cover topics such as problem solving, key
components, rabbit trails, and how to stay awake in meetings.
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