Chapter 2

Making teams work

2.1     Know what a team is

2.2     Know your team

2.3     Right person right task

2.4     Dealing with disputes and problems

2.5     Challenging perceived favouritism or discrimination

2.6     360° feedback for all

2.7     There is a ‘me’ in team



2. Making teams work

2.1 Know what a team is

A team is formed for the purpose of getting a task done. Whether you are choosing that team yourself or you are coming to a team that is already formed, people are there predominantly to play their part in the bigger picture, albeit for personal reasons. Therefore it is the bigger picture that needs to drive the team. If you lose sight of that picture, or do not know what it is, you soon lose sight of your team. ...

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