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Team Dynamics

Jon Boyes

Curriculum and Work-Related Learning Officer

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Learning outcomes

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Explain the difference between a group and a team, and identify the characteristics of an effective team Gain an overview of key models of team development and team roles Develop a greater awareness of their own role as a team-player and value differences in other team members Identify strategies for building effective teams

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Characteristics of teams

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Shared identity Shared goals and objectives Structured patterns of communication and interaction Consider themselves to be a team

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Team task 1: Bridge building challenge Construct the longest paper-based bridge using only the paper supplied.

Bridge can be supported at two points only.

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Tuckman’s team development model

Developmental Sequence in Small groups. (Bruce Tuckman, 1965)

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Team task 2: Floating stick challenge

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Floating stick challenge - reflection

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What improved team performance?

Focus on team goal vs personal failure Leadership – who was guiding your team’s efforts?

Communication before and during task Strategy – how to achieve the goal e.g.

• Linking arms, touching fingers • Counting down • Following a ‘lead finger’

Reflection and refinement

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Honey’s team roles

Carer Doer Achiever Leader Thinker

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NASA moon survival challenge

Work on the problem but… Be conscious of

your

role and that of others whilst you work on it.

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Lost at sea challenge

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Survival scoring

0 - 25 Excellent 26 - 32 33 - 45 Good Average 46 - 55 56 - 70 71 - 112 Fair Poor Very poor

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Summary

Key factors for effective teams

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Leadership (and particularly leadership style) Improving team comms, reinforcing identity, clear task focus and clear roles Self awareness [your own role, strengths and weaknesses etc.] and modifying your behaviour accordingly for the well being of the team is key, and highly valued by employers

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Jon Boyes

Curriculum and Work-Related Learning Officer