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

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CHAPTER

Team Accountability and Decision Making

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SOME TEAMS think that as soon as they’re called a team, they have the right to make all the decisions without any involvement of others, including their coach or sponsor. That is not the case. The transfer of authority and accountability is a gradual process that occurs as the team develops and matures. Similarly, decision making begins with small decisions such as when to have meetings and how to rotate star point roles before the team tackles larger and riskier decisions. The negotiables/nonnegotiables chart (see Figure 4-1) that is attached to the team charter defines the boundaries early on ...

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