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10 Steps to Successful Teams by Renie McClay

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APPENDIX C: STEP FIVE TOOLS

Team Exercise (to emphasize the importance of following prescribed processes)

This activity, created by Lanie Jordan, draws a parallel between a cooking recipe and following a process. It emphasizes the importance of following the team's processes.

  • Distribute the Recipe Exercise (Mrs. Ryan's Mac & Cheese). Allow teammates five minutes to answer the question.
  • Ask for answers to the question: What do goals and recipes have in common?
  • Facilitate a discussion about the benefits and advantages of having defined processes.
  • Ask what happens when you don't follow the recipe? What can happen to us if we don't follow the process

Mrs. Ryan's Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1½ lbs of grated extra sharp cheddar ...

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