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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Build the Team

Begin team building through a project start-up workshop. Develop trust and interpersonal relationships through team-building activities, and make connections within the team using pair and group interactions.

Align the objectives of the project with individual goals. Build motivation by identifying “What’s in it for me?” for each person on the team, and respect individual preferences when delegating responsibility.

Especially on crossfunctional or matrix teams, encourage good team working relationships. Foster one-on-one and small group interactions. Get to know new team members quickly, and identify common interests, experiences, education, or background.

Establish honest, open communication. In global team communication, be ...

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