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Team Players and Teamwork, Completely Updated and Revised: New Strategies for Developing Successful Collaboration by Glenn M. Parker

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Chapter 7. ANALYZING YOUR TEAM'S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

The most effective teams have a balance of team player styles. They are equally concerned with (1) completing their work in a high-quality manner, (2) reaching their goals with a strong commitment, (3) developing and maintaining a positive team climate, and (4) raising questions about the team's goals and methods.

The effective teams know that having balance does not mean equal use of all styles at all times. Balance means having the capability to use the various styles when required by the team. A team's need for a particular style is situational and, as we suggested in Chapter Six, is often based on the stage of team development. Different styles may also be needed at different stages ...

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