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Team-building Skills

After reading this chapter, you will be familiar with:

  • Characteristics of well-functioning teams
  • Team roles
  • Characteristics of good team-building
  • Guidelines for team effectiveness
INTRODUCTION

Individuals do not work in isolation. Students, teachers, doctors, scholars, and everybody, irrespective of their professional background, work in teams. Team-working is the ability of a group of individuals to form into a cohesive unit to achieve a common goal. Teams have significant advantages over disorganized individuals in many work situations, such as (i) distribute workload evenly and co-ordinate effort, as long as everyone on the team contributes fully; (ii) shared responsibility for problem-solving, testing ideas and decision-making; ...

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