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Forming the Team

The Crew and Its Charter

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • Sponsor, leaders, and their functions
  • Selecting team members
  • The importance of a team charter

TEAMS ARE FORMED in various ways. In many cases, individuals working on a common problem will organize themselves. In other cases, an executive or manager will organize a team around a perceived need. Consider this example:

As board chairman of a community-development organization, Mel was unhappy with the quality and consistency of the periodic press releases and newspaper reports that described the organization’s activities and views. Up to that time, individual board members and the program director had written letters to the editor of the local paper or submitted press ...

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