4Getting off to a Good Start

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• List and explain the steps new teams should take to get started effectively.

• Diagnose problems resulting from skipping start-up steps.

• Identify catch-up actions for existing teams.

No team is built overnight, but a team that starts off right has a far better chance of being successful. This chapter covers the key issues for new teams.

START-UP STEPS

Let’s assume you and some colleagues have identified a problem that is draining significant amounts of money from your organization, and you’ve got some good ideas for solving it. To do so, your ...

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