There are all kinds of teams within any given organization, and there can be overlap of members who are part of multiple teams. The very nature of teaming and what it means to either be a “high performance” or a “value creating” team requires a multitude of different skills, behaviors and even models under which to operate effectively and cohesively.
For most, teaming is a journey that begins with understanding clearly how to operate within the team to achieve the desired results for the team, the organization, and the system as a whole in which the team functions.
Team leaders must select the right team membership, effectively clarify for the team its full charter, as well as manage stakeholders to be effective. These are all trainable skills that allow leaders to build teams, lead teams, and achieve team success. For many, an excellent team experience is an experience they will never forget. For team leaders, it is an opportunity to impact the lives of employees at a fundamental levels they may never achieve anywhere else.
It all starts with understanding the team’s purpose and team tenure – who is the the team serving and how long has it been a team? From there, team development can take shape.