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The Team-Building Tool Kit, 2nd Edition by Deborah Mackin

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CHAPTER

Let’s Meet: Team Meetings

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AFTER A TEAM is formed, its first step is to meet. The team meeting is the team’s “playing field,” where the processes of initiating, planning, executing, following through, and controlling all take place. Some people feel they can cancel team meetings and still have the team evolve. Such miracles just don’t happen. In fact, we’ve seen situations in which teams that met only once per month stayed stuck in the forming stage of development. Meetings are an important strategy for advancing teams through the development phases. However, a meeting whose only purpose is information sharing will never be effective ...

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