Chapter 2. A Model for Building Teamwork

Have you ever been a member of a high performing, smoothly running team? If you have been, it's an experience that you are not likely to forget. Probably people trusted one another, worked cooperatively, enjoyed the task, and achieved goals higher than anyone may have imagined. Experts agree that effective, successful, high performance teams have several similar characteristics. What are they? The ten main characteristics are described below.

Ten Characteristics of Successful Teams

Figure 1 provides a visual model of the characteristics that exist within most successful teams. We hope this information will provide a starting point for you to begin to build a stronger team.

Figure 2-1. Ten Characteristics of ...

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