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Teamwork: Your Team Working Problems Solved

Teamwork is not easy. So, it is likely that, from time-to-time, you will run into team working problems.

In this video, we’ll look at four of the most common.

Watching this video is worth 3 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)

This video is part of course module number 4.3.2
Program 4: Managing & Leading Groups
Course 3: Teams
Section 2: Teamwork and Team Working

Other videos in this section include:
– Essentials of Working as a Team https://youtu.be/AZHBmSvcMuk
– Providing for Your Team https://youtu.be/-4ZGJTc1izY
– Protecting Your Team https://youtu.be/d2l0MAmgZnI
– Facilitating Effective Team Working https://youtu.be/u0_saYNmHmg
– Your Team’s Skills and Expertise https://youtu.be/8thhYXa4ZqI
– Elements of Effective Team Meetings https://youtu.be/QOKkXUza3uw
– Leading Effective Team Reviews https://youtu.be/vjqrYafrttU
– Team Celebrations https://youtu.be/sSF6PMrsMJE
– Problem Solving with Your Team https://youtu.be/sEcQ2FoXzao
– Your Team Working Problems Solved https://youtu.be/tIwRNM-jGKA

LESSON NOTES
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A Shortage of Essential Skills
What you see
Performance failure
What it means
Either the skills you need are not present, or you have allocated people to tasks, who don’t have them.
What to do
• Skills survey
• Mentoring/buddying
• Reallocation
• Training
• Draw in new team members

Performance issues
What you see
People are systemically underperforming
What it means
Low morale or political agendas
What to do
• Assess morale individually and team-wide
• Address this
• One-on-one conversations and feedback
• Team meetings
• Support, guidance and training
• More careful task allocation
• Closer monitoring
• Recognition and celebration of good performance

Discipline problems
What you see
Absences, poor timekeeping, disrespectful behavior, rule-breaking and process abuse. Larking about that extends beyond collegial fun. Selfish or boorish behaviors.
What it means
Opting out of rules or values
What to do
• Reconfirm rules
• Team meeting to reset team values
• Individual conversations
• Consistent application of warnings and sanctions

Discontent/morale
What you see
Low-level grumbling and complaints, lack of enthusiasm and reduced effort, gossip-mongering and disruptive and manipulative political behaviors.
What it means
People are unhappy with something
What to do
• Fid out what is wrong
• Put it right
• Do not put up with individual saboteurs – be prepared to discipline them if necessary
• Then build positive motivation

RECOMMENDED EXERCISE
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I hope you don’t have any team working problems
1. But check. Take time to carefully review behaviors and results for the early signs of a problem. What do you see? What might it mean? What do you need to do? (4 MC CPD Points)

DOWNLOADS
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RECOMMENDED READING
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– The Five Dysfunctions of a Team https://geni.us/wbIE
– The Wisdom of Teams https://geni.us/7i1AL
– The Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work https://geni.us/Kzc4GV4
– Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart https://geni.us/oAgEOdA
– Pulling Together: 10 Rules for High-Performance Teamwork https://geni.us/zUVV3G
– HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams https://geni.us/0DLsNe4

Managers Need a basic set of kit to do your job well. Here are my top recommendations: https://kit.co/MikeClayton/manager-s-work-kit (the links are affiliated)

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Team Development Models [Compilation] – 5 ways to understand your team
Supporting Your Team through Common Challenges [Compilation]
Team Leadership Briefing [Compilation]
Team Development Process [Compilation]
Managing & Leading Remote Teams [Compilation]
Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Margerison McCann: The Team Management Wheel
Meredith Belbin: The Belbin Team Roles Profile
Katzenbach and Smith: The Wisdom of Teams
Taking Care of the Wellbeing of People in Your Remote Team
Developing People in Your Remote Team
Getting Sufficient Challenge in Your Remote Team
Maintaining Productivity in Your Remote Team
Fostering Responsibility within Your Remote Team
Crafting Connection and Building Culture in Your Remote Team
Helping Build Understanding in Your Remote Team
Creating Trust in Remote Teams
Introduction to Managing Remote Teams
Tips for Cross-Cultural Working: 10 + 1 Bonus
Dimensions of Cross-Cultural Differences: 10 of the Biggest
Developing Cross-Cultural Awareness: The Stages
Introduction to Cross-Cultural Teams
How to Support Your Team for Learning: 7 Things
Supporting Your Team through Conflict: 3+1 Roles to Play
How to Support Your Team through Change – 6 Steps
Supporting Your Team through Team Stress: 4 Steps
Supporting Your Team Under Pressure: Return to High-Performance
Team Leadership: Handling Team Problems
Daniel Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles for Team Leaders
Team Leadership Continuum [Tannenbaum & Schmidt]
Four Quadrants of Team Leadership
LEAD Your Team: 4 Team Leadership Priorities
Team Leadership: John Adair’s Action Centered Leadership
Servant Leadership: Leading Your Team in the Tuckman Performing Stage
Team Leadership and the Tuckman Group Development Stages
Teamwork: Problem Solving with Your Team
Teamwork: Team Celebrations
Teamwork: Leading Effective Team Reviews
Teamwork: Elements of Effective Team Meetings
Teamwork: Your Team’s Skills and Expertise
Teamwork: Facilitating Effective Team Working
Teamwork: Protecting Your Team
Teamwork: Providing for Your Team
Teamwork: Essentials of Working as a Team
Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases for Team Development

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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