A group is just people working together. A team is pooling the unique skills and insights of every member to achieve common goals. That's why team building is one of the most essential ways to boost productivity. Learn how to build effective teams from the ground up and then manage everyone's efforts to maximize results.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Designing a Successful Blueprint for Your Team The Purpose of a Blueprint Distinguishing Teams from Groups Group vs. Team Characteristics Group-Centered Managers vs. Team-Centered Leaders Increasing Productivity Through Teamwork The Benefits of Team Building Part Summary Part 2: Building a Strong Foundation The Importance of a Strong Foundation Taking the Time to Plan Applying Organizational Skills Building a Climate for Motivation Establishing Accountability Part Summary Part 3: Constructing a Solid Framework Assembling Your Team Combining Diverse Behavior Styles Leveraging the Strengths of Each Style Building a Solid Team Through Training Promoting Teamwork Through Your Leadership Style Part Summary Part 4: Building Bridges to Better Communication Facilitating Open Communication Fostering Teamwork Through Collaboration Involving the Team in Setting Goals and Standards Making Problem Solving a Team Effort Creating a Climate for Team Problem Solving Examining Conflict Conflict Resolution Styles Helping a Team Resolve Conflicts Productively Part Summary Part 5: Ensuring Mutual Trust and Respect Fostering an Environment of Trust Recognizing Employee Performance Implementing Positive Discipline Coaching: Essential in Team Building Six Tools for Effective Coaching Part Summary