This chapter discusses teambuilding, why it is needed, and how it works. It covers the launch process from the point of view of the coach and it describes your objectives, some of the things you should think about, and how to act as you guide the team through the launch process.

The chapter starts with a brief summary of the factors that make teams successful. It then covers teambuilding, the purpose of the TSP team launch, and how the launch builds teams. Next, it discusses the two basic principles behind the launch process: to build the conditions for a team to jell and to get team-member involvement. It also explains why no observers or visitors are permitted during most of the launch process. The chapter concentrates on the ...

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